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November 1, 2013


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Ginger lehiyam
This year i couldn’t post many recipes for Diwali  as i wishedSad smile. So i thought of finishing this year Diwali recipes at least with this useful post Winking smile.My mom was with me for the past one week. When i was discussing about diwali legiyam , she immediately told me about this inji legiyam / ginger legiyam recipe ..This is not the authentic Diwali legiyam reipe.But my mom makes this on the eve of Diwali as well as once in 3 months..We used to have this legiyam for 3 days in empty stomach from Diwali .It is one of the easiest and the best legiyam recipe which can be made with just 3 major ingredients in 10 minutes..As a kid , me & my sister used to cry literally to have this in empty stomach and the worst thing is we should not drink or eat anything for 30 minutes after having this legiyam.We should not drink water too Eye rolling smile ..But now i realise how effective it is..We ( me & my sis) have no problem of digestion & stomach upsets till today (touchwood Winking smile) . Now i am following my mom and i make this legiyam for my family whenever they have indigestion issues.I give a big gooseberry size for my husband and a small berry size for my daughter..This legiyam is not only healthy but also very tasty with mild inji kaaram.It helps for easier digestion of oily and junk foods we have on Diwali. It also improves appetite.Some people make this legiyam for krishna jayanthi and offer to god along with seedai Smile.. Do prepare and have this simple & effective legiyam for this diwali .Enjoy sweets & snacks without feeling guilty Winking smile.. I'll try to the post the authentic legiyam next year ..
Do refer “Points to note” before doing this legiyam

Inji lehiyam

Diwali marundhu recipe

Diwali marundhu recipe Easy ginger legiyam recipe using easily available ingredients in pantry !
Cuisine: Indian Category: Health food Yields: Serves 2
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
To grind
  • Fresh ginger (thumb finger size) – 5 pieces
  • Dhania/Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
  • Dry grapes – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – a pinch
To saute
  • Grated jaggery – 1.5 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1.5 tbsp
  • Water – as needed

  • Wash and chop the ginger into small pieces. Set aside.
Ginger lehiyam
  • In a mixie jar , grind the dhania seeds first to a coarse powder. Then add the chopped  ginger , required water and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Ginger lehiyam
  • Lastly add the dry grapes and grind to a paste.
Ginger lehiyam
  • In a kadai , melt jaggery adding little water ( say 2-3 tbsp).Jaggery will melt completely and becomes frothy.Now add the ginger paste and mix well till the mixture thickens. Add ghee at the end and mix till it leaves the sides of the pan.Make sure there is no water content. It spoils the shelf life of this legiyam.
Ginger lehiyam
Ginger lehiyam
Allow it to cool completely and store in a clean , air tight box. Always use a dry , clean spoon to take it..It stays good for 4 days without refrigeration..
  1. There should not be water content in this lehiyam .It will spoil this lehiyam very soon.So mix it well in high flame.
  2. Add more jaggery if u want more sweetness..But the quantity i have given is enough to compensate the ginger taste…
  3. U should have this legiyam for 3 days continuously to get its full benefit. Its better to have this in empty stomach or at night before going to bed.
  4. Most important thing is u should not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after having this legiyam.If u eat food or drink water immediately , u may pass loose stools. Take care ..
  5. This legiyam can be had once in two to three months generally.It helps to keep our stomach clean and strong..
  6. Coriander seeds/dhania helps to control the bile secretion (pitham) in our body. Ginger is helpful for easy digestion and removes the waste/toxins.Dry grapes gives us good immunity ..Ghee is used to subside the heat of body.
  7. Adults can have a big gooseberry size and kids( above 6 yrs) can have  a small berry size of this legiyam..

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  1. Diwali wishes to you and your family.
    Very informative and useful preparation.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow.. looks perfect... good for digestion...

  3. healthy lagiyam .......perfectly made........

  4. wow best for digestion....luv it

  5. nice prep with ginger, do visit me dear.

  6. Diwali wishes to you and your family.Legiyam looks delicious.


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