Ginger has an earthy taste that raises the flavor quotient of many(Indian) dishes. Ginger had been proved to be effective in reducing cold, flu and headaches. It is compared to work as effective as aspirin in thinning the blood. Dried ginger with salt( we used to call Bhavana Allam) aids in digestion too. Ginger is being used for ages for its medicinal values.


Coming to the Tomato Allam(Ginger) Nuvvula(Sesame seeds ) chutney, its my husbands one and only favorite chutney he likes to eat with rice. It has been passed down to me from my MIL. Adding sesame seeds and ginger to this chutney add an unique flavor to the basic tomato chutney. For this chutney you need to make sesame seeds spice powder first!


To prepare Sesame Seeds Spice Powder( Nuvvula Daniyala Karam ), you need:
1 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
6-8 red chillies


In a pan or kadai take a dab of oil and saute sesame seeds, coriander seeds and red chillies. Remove from pan and cool once the sesame seeds turn to golden hue. In a spice jar or blender powder the toasted seeds and store it in an airtight container. You can use this spice powder in tomato chutney, spinach chutney and ridgegourd chutney.


To prepare Tomato Ginger Chutney, you need
6 ripened tomatoes
1 inch ginger root
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 small onion
2-3 green chillies( optional for even spicier chutney )
3 stalks of coriander aka cilantro
10 curry leaves
3 tbsp oil
2-3 tbsp of the above prepared sesame powder


Method of preparation:
Peel ginger and chop onions and tomatoes
In a kadai or frying pan, heat oil and add curry leaves, onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes
Fry until the tomatoes are cooked and soft
Once cooled, in a blender grind the sauteed tomato paste along with the sesame powder and cilantro
Normally you dont need water to blend, you can add a little if you want though
Adjust salt and spice powder to taste


Serve this tomato chutney with ginger and sesame seeds along with hot ghee rice , dosa, idli, chapathi or roti. This stays good in the refrigerator for upto 3 days. This is my entry for Think Spice: Ginger event!

24 COMMENTS:

sunita said...

Thanks for that lovely chutney recipe.

curryinkadai said...

Thanks Sunitha for hosting the Think Spice - Think Ginger event!

Lakshmi said...

Lovely Chutney. I think you forgot to change the event name in your post. It is in the last line..Think Spice..Saffron! ;)

easycrafts said...

combi of tomatoes and ginger must have tasted great...

KayKat said...

Yum! I was *just* poking around for a new pickle/chutney recipe - this is so perfect, I'm using it this week!

Many thanks :)

Nags said...

i make this often, but minus the ginger :) looks good!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love this chutney kalva..Thanx for sharing:)

Happy cook said...

Delicious chutney

Asha said...

Beautiful color and combo sounds great, good one Kalva, thanks!:))

curryinkadai said...

Thanks Lakshmi, i have just changed it to Think Ginger.

curryinkadai said...

Yes Easy Crafts this combo was new to me until getting married, this is the favorite chutney in my inlaws house!

curryinkadai said...

Kaykat you can play around ginger and garlic in this chutney if you omit any of these you will have a different flavor. And believe me both tastes great!

Laavanya said...

This is lovely... no wonder it's a favorite at your home.

Namratha said...

Looks awesome Kalva, I bet it tastes great too :)

curryinkadai said...

Nags, next time try adding ginger and the difference!

Thanks Raks, Happycook and Asha for your comments!

curryinkadai said...

Lavanya, yes this is the only chutney my husband like to eat. He deosnt eat any other rioti pachallu or chutneys like Gongura, Coconut, Cabbage, Ridge gourd.. nope no other chutney!!

Yes Namratha it was very good!

remya said...

wow!!! lovely chutney...my mom makes the same version...i'm feeling homesick nw...i dont mke this nw a days coz my hubby doesnt like this...i love to hav wid dosa....thanku for sharing

curryinkadai said...

Yes Remya, i was new to this one until my marriage and fallen in love with it instantly!

Kribha said...

Kalva,
That's so nice and yummy. will do it for dosa sometime. Thanks for sharing.

curryinkadai said...

Yes Kribha this tamato chutney tastes great with idli or dosa!

meeso said...

Yum, yum, yum! I want some!!!

curryinkadai said...

Meeso, yes you are welcome!!

anusharaji(www.talimpu.com) said...

i die for chutneys
allam bale vundi....
n obv pacchadi is awesome

Anonymous said...

One more powder can be prepared i.e roaster nuvvulu and endukobbari paste instead of nuvvulu+red chillies +dhaniyalu. Rest is the same as you have shown. Trust me this also tastes great.

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