1 cup grated ginger
1/tsp cumin seeds
5- 6 dry red chillis
1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 curry leaves
big lemon sized tamarind
1/2 cup grated jaggery
1/4 tsp methi seeds, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp urad dal, 1/2 tbsp channa dal
1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillis,methis seeds and dals and fry till they turn brown. Cool. Grind to a powder.
2. Heat 1 tsp oil in the same pan. Add grated ginger and fry for 3 minutes. Cool.
3.Add to the blender which has the dal powder. Grind the ginger,tamarind,jaggery with the dal powder adding little water till u get a paste consistency.
4. Now heat 1 tsp in a pan. Add curry leaves and mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add this seasoning to the allam pachadi.
Dont add turmeric(if you want the red color).Serve with dosas/idlis/vadas.
Originally posted 2009-01-22 15:12:09.