Chukkakura pachadi recipe - Khatta palak chutney
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Chukkakura pachadi recipe – Khatta palak chutney


Chukkakura pachadi – Khatta palak chutney – a traditional Andhra style pachadi recipe with chukkakura also called as khatta palak or garden sorrel and sesame seeds in a mortar pestle.

Chukkakura called as sorrel leaves in English is a type of green leafy vegetable which is sour in taste. This is a winter veggie and today I have used the leaves which are grown in my terrace garden. We usually get these leaves in the market all year around but I couldn’t grow these leaves at home in summers.

Generally, we make dal using these leaves but this chutney tastes good and stores for a day at room temperature and for a couple of days in the refrigerator. I have used sesame seeds to make this recipe, you can substitute it with peanuts as well. As these leaves are quite sour in taste, these seeds help in balancing the sourness.

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Chukkakura pachadi recipe - Khatta palak chutney

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Chukkakura pachadi – Khatta palak chutney recipe:

Chukkakura pachadi
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Andhra style pachadi or chutney recipe with chukka kura or Khatta palak. 

Course: Chutney
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chukkakura
Servings: 4 – 5
Author: Sravanthi
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups chopped chukkakura
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp methi seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 green chili
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or any cooking oil
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop chukkakura (Katta palak) leaves and onion and keep them aside.

  2. Take a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil.

  3. Add 1 tbsp urad dal and let it fry till it turns golden brown.

  4. Now add cumin seeds and methi seeds and let them fry for a minute.

  5. Add chopped green chili and fry for a couple of more minutes.

  6. Add a pinch of hing and mix well.

  7. Now take these ingredients, garlic, and salt into a mortar pestle,

  8. To the same pan, add chopped leafy greens, turmeric powder and cook it for 3 – 4 minutes.

  9. Leaves will be cooked and wilted like this.

  10. Make a rough paste of urad dal mixture in the mortar pestle like this.

  11. Add 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds to the mortar pestle.

  12. Make a rough paste of everything. You can use a mixer grinder but make sure you won’t make a smooth paste.

  13. To this rough mixture, add wilted greens and crush the leaves so that everything is mixed.

  14. Now add roughly chopped onions and crush them slightly. The chutney is now ready to serve!

Step by step details to make khatta palak chutney:

  • Roughly chop chukkakura (Khatta palak) leaves and onion and keep them aside.

Chukkakura pachadi steps
Chukkakura pachadi steps
  • Take a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Add 1 tbsp urad dal and let it fry till it turns golden brown.
Chukkakura pachadi steps
  • Now add cumin seeds and methi seeds and let them fry for a minute.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • Add chopped green chili and fry for a couple of more minutes.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • Add a pinch of hing and mix well.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • Now take these ingredients, garlic, and salt into a mortar pestle.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • To the same pan, add chopped leafy greens, turmeric powder and cook it for 3 – 4 minutes.
Chukkakura pachadi steps
  • Cooked and wilted leaves will look like this.
Chukkakura pachadi steps
  • Make a rough paste of urad dal mixture in the mortar pestle like this.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • Add 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds to the mortar pestle.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • Make a rough paste of everything. You can use a mixer grinder but make sure you won’t make a smooth paste.
khatta palak chutney steps
  • To this rough mixture, add wilted greens, crush the leaves and mix everything well.
Chukkakura pachadi steps
  • Now add roughly chopped onions and crush them slightly. The chutney is now ready to serve!
Chukkakura pachadi steps
Chukkakura pachadi steps

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