Inji Thogayal (Ginger chutney)

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Recipe Courtesy: Janaki Krishnaswamy

The ancient town of Kumbakonam is famous for its temples. You cannot pass through a street without coming across atleast 2 or 3 temples.

You find plenty of turmeric, ginger, round green chillies and tender mangoes. Steeped in its tradition amidst the towering temple gopurams, is the authentic aroma of 'Kumbakonam Sirappu Samyal' wafting through the air. Once such traditional recipe is Inji Thogayal. I got this recipe from my grandmother, Olly.

For those who love the flavour of ginger, it is a pure bliss to eat Inji Thogayal with steaming hot rice, a drop of ghee and a roasted pappad... A humble satisfying meal!

This entry goes to 'GRAMATHU KAIMANAM' event hosted by Shama Nagarajan


1 tsp toor dal
4 tsp urad dal
4 peppercorns
3 curry leaves
2 red chillies
3 inches ginger
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 small gooseberry sized tamarind (about 3-4 inches)
salt to taste
hing 2 dashes
1 tsp gingely/sesame oil

Peel ginger and coarsely chop into pieces.
Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves.
Add toor dal and urad dal, pepper, red chillies, ginger (in order) and roast well till golden brown.
Add hing and leave for 2 seconds.
Transfer to a mixie and grind together with salt and tamarind to a coarse powder.
Now add little water and grind to a coarse thogayal like paste.
Serve with steaming rice and a drop of ghee. It can also be served with dosa.
Note: In most thogayals, urad dal is accompanied with channa dal, however, toor dal is used here.


Rathi said...

Welcome to Ollis recipe into the blog..

kittymatti said...

illa da.. there are more than 30-40 olly's recipes already! haha...In this the courtesy is more prominent

kittymatti said...

40 recipes is understating, must say over 100, coz many traditional recipes were handed down to all of us by her..

Renu said...

I like the dash of ginger in food, I must try ur chutney !

Aarthi said...

This is new to me! Looks good!

rads said...

Ginger chutney tastes yummy with idlis..i dig it

kittymatti said...

Wow..thnx Aarthi, Renu, Radhika

Anonymous said...

Wow! My MIL makes this often.This is sure to cleanse your stomach.And u have aptly posted it for the gramathu kaimanam.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Kitty this is one chutney I always wanted to make... mouthwatering I cant resist it...

kittymatti said...

haha thnx munchy! thnx ramya:)

Priyameena said...

I will addginger in almost anything...just for digestion..I love your inji thuvaial..Willtry it soon..

kittymatti said...

so sweet, thnx priyameena

Vrinda said...

Nice chutney with ginger..I like anything made with ginger..will definitely try this out..

kittymatti said...

Thnx vrinda...try it n let me kno :)

Pavithra said...

Love the flavour of inji always will try it out imme i haot lot of inji in my fridge

sangeetha said...

IT was fantastic!! thank you for posting.. i tried adding tomatoes with it and it tasted heavenly!

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