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May 8, 2010

Nilva Allam Pachadi ~ Preserved Ginger Pickle

Nilva Allam Pachhadi ~ Preserved Ginger Pickle

Ingredients :

Fresh Ginger : 250 gms
Tamarind : 250 gms
Grated Jaggery : 400 gms
Salt : 250 gms
Red chilli powder : 250 gms
Mustard seeds : 2 tsp
Red chillies : 3
Asofoetida : 1/2 tsp
Oil : 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds : 1/2 tsp

Method :

Clean and soak tamarind in boiling water. let it cool completely. Strain the tamarind pulp through a strainer to remove any solids. keep aside. Wash the ginger. Take a cloth and wipe ginger thoroughly. Chop the ginger into small pieces. Grind the chopped ginger into a fine paste. Then add tamarind pulp, grated jaggery and blend into a fine paste. Lastly add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Blenderise it again and take it out. Heat oil in a vessel for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. when they stat to splutter add red chillies and asofoetida and stir for few seconds. Remove from the flame and let it cool completely. Pour over the ginger mixture and mix well. Take them in a porcelain jar or air tight container. Serve with idli, dosa or steamed rice. This pickle can be stored for a month. You can store in the refrigerator upto 3 months.


  1. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow chandana i love it.It came out pefect dear.Anyway i will try dear.Thank for this post.

  2. This one is my fav. Love to have it along with rice. Really mouth watering recipe. Nice shot too.

  3. wow delicious one..i really like the presentation.
    ginger pickle our favorite one..sometimes simply we can have this with rice..no other combo required..its really good fro digestion too

  4. I love this simple and easy pickle, although not tried before I am going to book mark and try it out soon.Beautiful presentation.

  5. Harichandna,

    I love the Ginger pickle or ginger curry, we call it inji curry. Nice click.

  6. Making me hungry...........Love the Oorukai Jadi too

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  8. looks yum and the color looks great...

  9. WOW...never heard of this...looks very tempting.

  10. Pachadi looks so spicy and tempting...this is new to me...sounds good :)

  11. Mouth watering recipe dear...Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Looks great... Nice clicks too...

  13. Mouthwatering pickle! Beautiful color and picture:)

  14. Amazing click dear. Love it. I love allam pachhadi.

  15. Loved the pachhadi. Never heard of it,would like to try.

  16. Beautiful...mouth watering...very impressive blog u have.

    First time here ;)


  17. yes...simply wants to say awesome!!!

  18. Happy Mother's Day :-)
    Pickle looks very tempting dear...
    Nice clicks !!!!

  19. New recipe for me. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. I am very much fond of pickle. Ginger pickle looks spicy and colourful.

  20. Pickle looks fantastic! Nice hot red color :)

  21. wow the pickle looks tempting & delicious .......

  22. Wow my fav pickle after avakai,the pcs is toooooooooooo good and mouthwatering.I wish i stay some where close to ur house,i would have brought a bowl to take the pickle with me.

  23. Pickle looks tempting and mouthwatering.

  24. looks great and nice presentation also.

  25. wowwwww, the pickle looks so delicious and beautiful. I'm going to try this sometime this week itself. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Chandana :)

  26. this pickle sure looks fantastic! never tried making pickle with ginger! can almost smell the aromas :-)

  27. wow..nice chnadu..it's looks tempting to taste now it self..good to see this type of pickle..i love this pickle..thanks chnadu..for posting ill try definetly..

  28. wow, looks great!!, My SIL's mom makes this, I kept asking H to find out about the recipe!!, thanks for sharing will try it out!!

  29. I would certainly loved the taste..can imagine how delightful it is..


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