Saturday, February 6, 2010

Inji thogaiyal / Ginger Chutney

Ingredients:
Ginger - 1 Big piece
Urad Dhal - 1 Tblsp
Dry red chillies - 7-9
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
Coconut - 3-4 tsps (Optional)
Curry leaves - Few (Optional)
Salt - as required
Hing - 1/4 tsp

Method:
Peel off the skin of the Ginger and cut into cubes and wash nicely.
Take a kadai put 1 tsp oil and add Urad dal and Dry red chillies and roast till golden brown.
Now take a Mixie Grinder and put the cut ginger pieces,Urad dal,red chillies,tamarind, hing, salt,grated coconut and the curry leaves and wet grind into a semi smooth paste.
Now the Ginger Chutney is ready to be eaten
You can have this thogaiyal with either Hot rice with little dollops of ghee or even have it as a side dish with Idli or Dosa.

I always incorporate a lot of ginger in my cooking as ginger is very good for digestion or for nausea.The very taste and flavour of ginger will bring back your appetite if you had lost it.Ginger in any form is quite healthy and tasty especially the chutney.I also grate ginger and add it to Upma and other dishes for an added flavour since it is quite strong and enhances the dishes' taste.

Although Ginger is very strong and pungent, when added to any preparation along with other spices or herbs dominates and stands out by itself to give us a beautiful flavour and aroma and unique taste.




22 comments:

  1. love Ingy thogayal!, looks great

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  2. wow very nice chutney...nice ingredients added, loved it

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  3. I am a big ginger fan and the chutney looks really good:)

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  4. Easy and simple thogayal, just love with pesarattu..

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  5. This version of inji thogayal is new to me...will try it soon :)

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  6. this is so simple and flavorful! gr8 recipe..
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  7. never made this type of chutney but think that would be a great accompaniment with rice. and also is good when you have cough and cold.

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  8. Wow! It must've tasted great! I can't wait to try with dosa!

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  9. I love the taste of ginger..... & its chutney must be truly favorable & delightful....... Yummy!!! U have not only prepared it well but presented & captured it well too.....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  10. Simply yum dear... I love Ginger in any form... Delicious chutney!

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  11. delicious and healthy thogayal...love ginger flavor :-) thanks Indu !

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  12. I never tried chutney with ginger,sounds so yumm,i use ginger in almost everything i make...will try

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  13. Inji chutney reminds me of the kolukattai Maa makes... Looks so nice and lip smacking!!!

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  14. Looks interesting..I love to eat ginger in any form as it has got lot of medicinal value..will definitly will try this thogayal..

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  15. Ginger and mints are my favourite greens/herbs. Love the chutney.

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  16. Looks intresting and tempting..good for this weather...thanks for sharing..

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  17. Sounds healthy and delicious...

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  18. Delicious chutney, very nice recipe!!!

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