Aalyaa Chatni is an absolutely delicious chutney made using Aala (Marathi Word) i.e. Ginger/Adrak. This chutney is made traditionally in the NKGSB cuisine of Karwar and in many other Saraswat communities too.

It is quite a simple recipe and might appear to be a very bland or tasteless chutney going by it’s looks. But, not to be fooled by it’s appearance, this chutney is extremely flavourful which goes well with daal rice, Idli Saambar, dosa, meduwada, etc. The combination of ginger with fresh coconut, green chillies and tamarind creates quite a tempting flavour, and knowing the benefits of these ingredients, especially ginger, makes it quite nutritious too!

For some more delicious chutneys, do take a look at the following recipes too…

  1. Sukki Lasni Chatni
  2. NKGSB Style Lasni Chatni
  3. NKGSB Style Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney
  4. Kothimbir Pudina Chatni
  5. Sweet And Sour Dates And Tamarind Chutney
  6. Spicy Chilli Garlic Chutney
  7. Coconut Chutney (South Indian Style)
  8. Sweet And Sour Coconut Chutney


  • 1 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 1/2″ Knob Of Ginger
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Tamarind
  • Salt To Taste


  1. To make Aalyaa Chatni, peel and slice the knob of ginger.
  2. Grind together all the above mentioned ingredients to get a thick paste, using water as required.
  3. Serve this delicious Aalya Chatni with Hiit (Idli in Jackfruit Leaves Cups), Aambodey or just with some Steamed Rice and Varan or Daali Toay.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃


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