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September 10, 2009

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu, Ginger Pachadi Recipe

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Sodhi kuzhambu recipe
As my mom is basically from Tirunelveli,she makes authentic tirunelveli recipes very well.This is one of the signature dishes of herThumbs-up..Usually Sodhi is prepared only when we have special guests @home,especially for newly married couples.So it is called as “Maapillai sodhi”. Its completely made out of coconut milk & its a bit time consuming process too.The best accompaniment for sodhi is ginger pachadi which helps in easy digestion of coconut milk.So if u plan to make this , don’t forget to prepare ginger pachadi ..Also we make raw banana chips to munch Tongue out 
Sothi kuzhambu 

Sodhi kuzhambu


Sodhi kuzhambu Sodhi kuzhambu
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Gravies
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
     1 cup - 200ml
  • Coconut – 1 no (My mom says 1/2 coconut for 1 person.)
  • Drum stick – 1 no (cut into finger size)
  • Potato – 1 no (cube cut)
  • Green chillies – 3 nos (slit cut)
  • Garlic – 1 bulb or less
  • Small onions – 10 nos (peel the skin )
  • Ginger – 1 inch size (finely chopped )
  • Warm Water – 4 cups
  • Cooked Moong Dal – 1/3 cup
  • Lemon – 1/2 no
  • Salt – Less than the required amount
To grind
  • Green chillies – 3 nos
  • Salt – a little (just to retain the color of chilly)
METHOD

    • Pressure cook moong dal,mash well & set aside.
    • Grate the coconut or slice out pieces using the back of a ladle or knife.Add 1 cup of warm water..Grind it,squeeze and take the first milk.Keep it aside. Then add 1 cup of warm water and again repeat the same process to take the second milk.Set aside. Finally add the remaining 2 cup of water & take the third milk .
    Sodhi step1
    Sodhi step2
    • Grind green chillies adding salt using little water to a paste(salt is used to prevent blackening of chillies).Heat a kadai with 1 tbsp of oil and saute small onions,ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Sodhi step3
    • Take the third coconut milk in a wide bowl and add vegetables.Boil till vegetables are cooked well.It takes nearly 10 minutes.
    • Once the veggies are cooked , add the second milk along with the ground chilly & cooked moong dal & sauteed onion mixture.Let it boil well for 5-10 mins and becomes thick.
    • Lastly add the third milk and boil for another 5 mins. Switch off the flame & leave it for half an hour. Then add the lime juice and mix well.
    Mix with hot rice, enjoy with ginger pachadi & chips.

    Enjoy !


Tiruneliveli sodhi kuzhambu


GINGER PACHADI / INJI PACHADI
Ginger-pachadi-recipe

Ginger pachadi recipe


Ginger pachadi recipe Inji pachadi - Best side dish for sodhi
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Ginger – 2 big finger size
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no (adjust)
  • Tamarind – small berry size
  • Jaggery – Small gooseberry size (i like it sweetish, so adjust acc. to ur taste)
  • Salt – a pinch
To temper n saute
  • Coconut Oil  or cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
  • Small onions – 6 nos (finely chopped)
  • Red chilly - 1 no (pinch into two)
METHOD

  • Chop the ginger finely and set aside.
  • Heat a kadai with oil saute the ginger , coriander seeds and red chilly till nice aroma arises. Grind it with little salt to a smooth paste.
inji pachadi step1
  • Heat the kadai with a tsp of oil and season with mustard seeds, urad dal .Then saute small onions & red chilly.. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.
inji pachadi step2
  • Add the ginger paste with tamarind water and boil for 5 mins.Then add the jaggery to it. Allow to boil until it reaches pachadi consistency.
inji pachadi step3
Serve with sodhi ..


Ginger-pachadi


Enjoy sodhi with ginger pachadi,chips and  potato poriyal Smile
sodhi-lunch menu


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37 comments :

  1. never new to me....interesting.i love the colour.....

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  2. Gorgeous dish, sodhi & ginger pachadi seems to be a prefect combo...

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  3. love the food and the new layout congrats on the awards love rebecca

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  4. ginger pachadi never heard abt it.. wonderful plater

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  5. Wow that is interesting dish chitra.. both looks really tempting. Congrats on ur award dear.

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  6. I ve heard about sodhi but never tasted , should be excellent!

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  7. Very interesting. Didn't know you could mix dal with coconut milk! Ginger pachadi sounds very tempting!

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  8. Sodhi with ginger pachadi and chips sounds like an awesome combo...looks delicious too :)

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  9. Thank you darling for visiting my cottage and for leaving such a sweet comment behind. I just joined your followers and will be back to check your delicious recipes soon.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess xoxoxo

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  10. Looks delicious and was nice reading abt u and congraz on all ur awards...hope u get lots more...

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  11. Looks so delicious....n thx for the information, dear!..congrats on all ur awards!

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  12. my mom used to tell abt this sodhi, so heard but never knew the ingredients. ginger pachidi is absolutely new and tempting to try. and the urundai kulambhu i too wanted to prepare oneday and as u said feeling lazy.
    nice dishes
    congrats on ur awards.

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  13. Yummy combination and sothi looks very very tempting.

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  14. I'm going from bottom to top. Congratulations on the awards.Wish you many more.Tag was fun to read.Paruppu Kola urundai is one of my fav Chettinad dishes.Both you and RAKS have made it appetizing and inviting.
    Loved the colour of inji pachchidi.Can just dip a finger and lock it off your picture.Sodhi is something I would love to try.very nice, Chitra.

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  15. Wow drooling over ginger pachadi. Yummy sodhi. Congrats on your awards.

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  16. Yummy yummy looking platter..I could just grab them now...

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  17. சொதி+இஞ்சி பச்சடி குறிப்புகள் அருமை.விருது பெற்றமைக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

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  18. Both the pachadies looks yumm. It was nice to read aobut you.

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  19. yummy dishes chitra, and the ginger dish is a must try :) I love the strong flavour, it looks droolworthy dear shall make it sometime soon.
    Congratulations on ur awards and it was nice reading about you , so sweet :)
    TC

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  20. Congrats on your awards Chitra... sodhi and ginger pachadi is a good combo... Sodhi and pachadi looks yummy... I too have a version of sodhi have a look sometime...

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  21. Great one Chitra!Sodhi is new to me but looks very inviting:)
    Lot of info on coconut:)Was good to know!

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  22. Sodhi is my favorite..Yes I am also from Tirunelveli:) Its the signature dish of the area , I guess. Sodhi came out gorgeous dear.
    True words about coconut. Lets see, if anyone start accepting the health benefits. My mom used to make even the murukku with the coconut oil. Its a nice smelling one, but many hates it:(

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  23. ஜிஞ்சர் பச்சடி நீங்கள் கொடுத்துள்ள முறை வித்தியாசமாக இருக்கு..கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்த்து விட்டு சொல்கிறேன்..

    அன்புடன்,
    அம்மு.

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  24. I dont know why but I some how missed this post,sodhi sounds really yummy,this combo will sure taste like kadappa,i guess ...:)

    Thanks for the link love :)

    Inji pachadi is not my dish ...heheh

    Enjoyed reading ur ABCs!

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  25. ginger pachadi looks yumm..am drooling here..

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  26. This is the first time I'm hearing abt sodhi,looks tasty.The ginger pachadi looks great.

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  27. congratulations on your awards...both the dishes look mouth watering, i wish i could have them rite now!

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  28. Reminds me of my grandma's preparation. We are also basically from Tirunelveli.. Pacca Nellai Kaimanam.. Feeling Nostalgic!
    Thanks a ton for sharing this Chitra :)

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  29. Pushpa,Its nice to know abt U and Happy That Ur Mom's from my nativity. Very delightful & delish Sodhi Dear.

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  30. where should we add ginger in sodhi?

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    1. You should add while sauting onion,garlic.updated the recipe now.thnx for asking :)

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  31. I tried ur Sodhi Kuzhambu yesterday. It came very well. Everyone in my family loved it. Thanks for the recipe :-)

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