In tirunelveli (Nellai), Sodhi kuzhambu,Inji pachadi/Ginger pachadi, Potato poriyal with chips would be the special lunch menu for newly married couples when they are invited for feast.So it is also called as “Mappillai sodhi” as it is considered to be most special.Sodhi saapadu is a must & should in all Tirunelveli marriages.Usually our marriage function takes place for three days.First day evening would be reception/Maapillai azhaippu,Second day would be the marriage and third day is for maruveedu.This sodhi should be served on third day maruveedu function on behalf of maapilai veedu. Most of the relatives stay back all the three days of marriage function just to enjoy this sothi kuzhambu.Even though my marriage was held in Salem,my dad arranged sodhi saapadu for our nellai relatives on the last day of my marriage function.It is very very special for our nellai people .Ginger pachadi / Inji pachadi, potato curry and chips are the best side dishes for sodhi kuzhambu.As sodhi is completely made out of coconut milk,ginger pachadi helps for easy digestion .So If u prepare sodhi, make sure u keep inji pachadi as a side dish. It tastes very similar to kerala style puli inji. I usually make sodhi whenever i have lots of coconut in hand.Last time when i went to salem,my MIL gave me 3-4 coconuts.I made coconut burfi and sodhi with it.After a long time,i prepared & enjoyed a nice Tirunelveli lunch menu at home.U can find so many variations for this particular sodhi recipe on net.The one i have shared here is my mom’s authentic version which she has been following for more than 25 years.
Do check out my Nellai style ulutham paruppu sadham,ellu thogayal,avial lunch menu if interested.
|As i had prepared potato poriyal,i made raw banana chips.Usually potato chips is served with sodhi.So instead of potato poriyal,u can also make mixed vegetable poriyal.In that case,u can make potato chips.|
Enjoy this yummy Tirunelveli style sodhi,ginger pachadi,potato curry n chips.Tastes divine !!