Allam (Ginger) Chutney

Red chillies - 10-15 (as per your spice levels)
Ginger - small lemon sized, chop into small pieces
Tamarind - small lemon sized
Jaggery - medium lemon sized
 fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
urad dal - 2 tbsp
salt to taste
tumeric powder - 2 pinches
Hing (Asofetida) - 1/8 tbsp
Curry leaves - handful
1 cup oil

1. Soak tamarind in little water to make it soft or microwave it for 2min
2. In a pan, add oil and when it is hot, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and fry till urad dal is slightly brown and remove from oil
3. In mixie jar, add all the above fried ingredients, ginger pieces,jaggery, turmeric, salt, hing and tamarind and grind to a fine paste
4. Add the remaining oil to the chutney

This chutney is very very tasty and goes well with hot white rice, dosa, pesarattu and Idli.

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