Friday, September 7, 2012

Alle Chutney (Ginger Chutney)

Alle Chutney is one more popular chutney. In konkani, Alle means ginger. This chutney is a coconut based one which has a good flavor induced by the addition of fresh ginger. This chutney is commonly paired with Udidu- maida polo.
I got this recipe in a cook book written by Jaya V Shenoy.

  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/ Frozen- 2/3 cup
  • Dry Red Chilli- 2
  • Green Chilli- 1-2
  • Tamarind- A small piece
  • Ginger- 3/4- 1 inch
  • Oil- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Salt- To taste

Fry the dry red chillies in few drops of oil. Then transfer it to a plate.
Now grind grated coconut, roasted red chillies, tamarind, green chilli, ginger and salt along with little water, to get a paste (not too fine).

Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add more water to adjust the consistency (I made it medium thick). Finally add the seasoning and mix well.

For Seasoning- Heat oil and then add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add curry leaves and turn off the heat. Add this to the chutney. Alle Chutney is ready!!

Serve it along with idli, dosa. Above measurement serves three people.

Note: My mother makes ginger chutney only with grated coconut, green chillies and ginger. They are ground together and it has no seasoning. Generally she serves it with idli.