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May 16, 2012

Ginger Thuvaiyal / Inji Thuvaiyal With Pepper Corns

I could not stay away from blogging but at the same time couldn't able to do much like before. So i try to make very simple dishes and also not spending/caring much time for presentation n pictures. Simply wanted to click few appealing shots. Since i am not completely back to normal but somehow manage to do my routine work. For some kind of passion/attraction i am not able to leave my lil' space which is going to reach its 400th post soon. I am so much excited about this great achievement and planning to treat/thank my viewers with a special post but not sure h will i able to do it?! Let me try my best :) Now coming to Ginger Thuvaiyal, very healthy and tasty thuvaiyal with lots of healing properties. This is also my Grandmom's recipe. The only change i made, instead of dry red chillies i used more pepper corns for the spiciness. This thuvaiyal.chutney goes well with hot white rice, curd rice  n other rice varieties also. One of the best home remedies for all kind if seasonal illness. Do give it a try n let me know h u like it?! The recipe as follows...

  1. Ginger    1/2 cup(finely chopped)
  2. Urad dal    2 tbsp
  3. Chana dal    1 tbsp
  4. Pepper corns    1-2 tsp
  5. Asafoetida/Hing    1/4 tsp
  6. Tamarind     1small gooseberry sized piece
  7. Salt        to taste
  8. Oil     1-2tsp
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chana dal,urad dal,hing and fry golden brown.
  • After that add pepper corns n tamarind stir well and add ginger sprinkle little salt and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • And allow this mixture to cool completely.
  • Then grind it to a fine coarse paste along with salt n little water.
  • That's it, ginger thuvaiyal ready. Serve with Hot rice n a dollop of ghee.

Instead of pepper corns u can also add dry red chillies and add few pepper corns.
Do not fry ginger for long time, it will give bitter taste.
If u want you can also add 1tsp powdered jaggery while grinding.
Add very little water while grinding and also don't grind it to a fine smooth paste make it bit coarse.
It stays good in room temperature for 2 days, refrigerated one stays for a week if handled properly use clean n dry spoon.

 Sending this recipe along with two archived entries to Julie's EP series-Herbs N Spices event Happening @ Prabha's Cooking under the theme "Ginger N Pepper Powder".


  1. Very flavorful thuvaiyal with both ginger & peppercorn..two-in one great shots;haven't tried this,will definitely try sometime...Inspite of your health concerns,you tried to post this for my event..Thanx a lot Sangee for your dedication & good work,God Bless!!

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  2. Very interesting recipe. Ginger is a healthy chutney.

  3. very different one & so healthy.. reaching 400 wow! thats something.. way to go!

  4. wow, that looks delicious and healthy too. this will be such a good thing when you have cold and stuff.

  5. looks awesome, yummy n healthy. Bookmarked, will try it soon..

  6. Must be a flavorful thogayal,looks healthy and tempting...nice clicks.

  7. Super flavourful thuvaiyal, looks healthy and fingerlicking.

  8. Never made ginger chutney, should try it out sometime :)

  9. Wow these were really yummilicious

  10. wow awesome dear...very nice combo of ginger and peppercorns...

  11. Lovely thuvayal...the pics look quite attractive Sangee.

  12. Lovely and flavourful chutney..

  13. Love this thogayal, especially when I want something that is tangy and spicy, great with a bowl of rice, waiting for the 400th post..

  14. Looks nice, simple but delicious right:).

  15. hi sangeetha, very neat and nice presentation.. keep blogging..

  16. Always love this healthy the addition of peppercorns!!

  17. How are you Sangee? Hope things are fine at your end. It is very nice to visit your blog after a long time. you know? I am very fond of thogayals. whatever may be the ingredient, I simply lick it. your ginger thogayal is making me hungry.

    1. Thanks Uma! I am doing good but not alright...somehow managing...happy to see ur comment here after a very long time :)

  18. loved the chutney...this is something new for me...thanks for sharing !!!!

  19. Nice and flavorful chutney...

  20. I prepare the same.. goes well with curd rice.. hope u r feeling good nw.. :)

  21. loved this tangy and flavourfull chutney..authentic recipes are always best..


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