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Chukkakura pachadi recipe - Khatta palak chutney

Chukkakura pachadi

Andhra style pachadi or chutney recipe with chukka kura or Khatta palak. 
Course Chutney
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chukkakura
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 - 5
Author Sravanthi


  • 1.5 cups chopped chukkakura
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon methi seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 green chili
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or any cooking oil
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt to taste


  • Roughly chop chukkakura (Katta palak) leaves and onion and keep them aside.
  • Take a pan and add 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add 1 tablespoon urad dal and let it fry till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add cumin seeds and methi seeds and let them fry for a minute.
  • Add chopped green chili and fry for a couple of more minutes.
  • Add a pinch of hing and mix well.
  • Now take these ingredients, garlic, and salt into a mortar pestle,
  • To the same pan, add chopped leafy greens, turmeric powder and cook it for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Leaves will be cooked and wilted like this.
  • Make a rough paste of urad dal mixture in the mortar pestle like this.
  • Add ¼ cup roasted sesame seeds to the mortar pestle.
  • Make a rough paste of everything. You can use a mixer grinder but make sure you won't make a smooth paste.
  • To this rough mixture, add wilted greens and crush the leaves so that everything is mixed.
  • Now add roughly chopped onions and crush them slightly. The chutney is now ready to serve!