Thursday, 29 November 2018

ChukkaKura Pachadi ~ Khatti Palak Chutney ~ Ambat Chukka Chutney ~ Green Sorrel chutney

 Chukkakura chutney is one of the traditional and regional chutney varieties which is prepared in Andhra. Chutney's are must in South Indian thali. Chukka akku || chukkakura is also known as Ambat chukka/ green sorrel in English, Pundi in Kannada, Chukka kerrai in tamil, Khatti palak in hindi. This Chukka akku is green leafy vegetable widely available in Andhra and also in some areas of South India. This green leafy vegetable looks like spinach  and taste sour like red sorrel (gongura). This chukka akku taste same as gongura, but in my view sourness of Ambat chukka is bit less compared to red sorrel(gongura). This chukka akku is my favorite, whenever I go my mom's place or in laws place I ask to bring this green leafy vegetable🤗. We can prepare chukkakura pappu which is very yummy with its sour taste😋😋. 

      We can prepare it in few different varieties, today I am posting the way which I regularly prepare. Adding raw onions pieces to the chutney adds extra taste with its crunchy texture. The taste of this chukkakura chutney depends on the ingredients which we fry the seasoning and grind it first. Adding very little amount of menthi seeds(fungreek seeds) gives good flavor to the chutney. 

Let's start recipe... 

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4 people 
Category : Chutney's
Recipe Cuisine: Andhra 
Main ingredients : Chukka akku
Author : ArunaSarasChandra

Ingredients to prepare a ChukkaKura chutney

Chukka akku - 1 bunch 

For grinding

Oil - 1 tsp

Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek/Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 2
Green chilli - 1

For seasoning 

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chilli - 1 
Hing - a pinch

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt - as per taste
 Onion - 1

Instructions  to prepare ChukkaKura chutney :-

1) Clean the Chukka akku in water 2 to 3 times. So that the leaves are clean without any dust. 

2) Take a pan add 1 tsp of oil, let it heat for a second then add coriander seeds. Fry it for a second. 

3) Now add urad dal, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds one after other fry it till you get nice aroma. 

4) Now add red chillies and fry it well, take it into mixer jar and let it cool. (I used only 2 red chillies while grinding)

5) In the same pan add washed Chukka akku leave along with green chillies and fry it. 

6)  Mean while grind the fried ingredients first to coarse powder. 

7) check the Chukka akku leaves, it will leave water,mix it. 

8) Fry until water evaporates. 

9) Let it cool for a second and take it into mixer jar  and  add turmeric powder and salt. 

10) Grind it for a second no need to add water. 

11) Cut onions into small pieces. 

12) Now add the prepared chutney into onions and mix it well. 

13) Take another pan add 1 tsp of oil add all the seasoning one after other and fry it well. Add the seasoning to the chutney. 

Yummy, spicy and tasty ChukkaKura chutney is ready to serve 😋😋. We can have it with hot steamed rice with a dollop of ghee, it tastes delicious 😋🤗. 


◆ You can use garlic while grinding seasoning. 

◆ You can fry green chilli along with red chillies. 

◆  I adjusted red chillies while grinding according to taste. 


● Do not burn seasoning while frying. 

● Adjust  chillies according your taste and spicy of chillies. 

● Use very less amount of Methi seeds(menthulu). Otherwise the chutney will taste sour. 

Also check other chutney varieties by clicking the link below image👇

              Guntur Dosakaya Pachadi

                 Brinjal chutney

                   Kobbari perugu pachadi

         Coriander Tomato chutney

                        Coconut Chutney

            Raw Mango Moong dal chutney

                  Pudina coconut chutney

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  1. Sry for late reply Monikanth, tq so much for dropping msg, do visiting my blog for more interesting recipes 😊🌺