Inji Pachadi / Ginger Pachadi

Inji Pachadi / Ginger Pachadi - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
A very tasty, tangy and spicy side dish native to Tirunelveli district that serves as the best combination for sodhi kuzhambu, poricha kuzhambu and curd rice.
Since it is made of ginger, very good for digestion also. Usually in our place in almost all the feasts this is served to reduce the feeling of heaviness and increase the digestion. It can be stored for a week in refrigerator and used..
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Beverages, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Tangy
Calories 172 kcal
Servings 6


  • 200 gm Ginger
  • 1 Tamarind pulp taken from a small lemon size tamarind
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 4 or 5 Red Chillies
  • 5 tablespoon Gingelly oil
  • 1 Jagerry small pebble size
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Grated
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds for seasoning


  • Wash the ginger well and peel of the skin. Slice them into thin pieces.
  • Heat a kadai with 2 tea spoons spoon of oil and fry the coriander seeds and red chillies to brown and keep aside.
  • Add 3 tb spoons of oil to the kadai & fry the ginger pieces till they become well fried to golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • In the same pan fry the grated coconut to golden colour and keep aside.
  • Now powder all the fried items individaully and keep ready in 3 different cups.
  • Heat the wok with remaining oil and saute it with mustard seeds and a red chilli.  Once they splutter add the turmeric powder and pour the tamarind pulp to it. Add required salt and jagerry.
  • When the raw smell goes add the ground ginger to it and allow to boil for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add the corainder and chilli powder and the ground coconut and mix well. When the gravy thickens switch off the stove.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Subhashni Venkatesh
Subhashni Venkatesh

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