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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kudamilagai Mavadu Inji Pachadi (Capsicum Mango Ginger gravy)

Capsicum which is a popular and nutritious vegetable very common in western countries has found its way into chettinad too. Chettinad cooks are making mouth watering curries out of it. The one I liked the most was this. Mavadu Inji which has a wonderful mango flavor goes well with capsicum. Only a very small piece has to be used. The curry made without Mavadu Inji also will be tasty.
The information I found out from the net about Mango ginger is this
mango-ginger are used for preparing pickles, chutney, preserve, candy, sauce and salad and in meat and other culinary preparations. The rhizome has excellent medicinal properties and finds extensive use in the indigenous system of medicine. It is, appetizer, antipyretic, aphrodisiac and laxative. It is useful in biliousness, itching, skin diseases, bronchitis, asthma, hiccough and inflammation due to injuries.

Small onion-10 or big onion chopped
Mavadu Inji-2 Inch piece
Thoor dhal- A handful (If cooked little less than we cook for sambar will be fine)
Sambar powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves-little Procedure
Cut the onion, Capsicum and tomato pieces as in the picture. Cook thoor dhal for little less time than for sambar. Keep the kadai in the stove. In a teaspoon of oil season the gravy with little cumin seed, broken urudh dhal and curry leaf. Saut√© the onion and tomato pieces for a while .Now add the nicely chopped mavadu inji pieces. Add ½ cup of water and cook ( mavadu inji needs more time to cook than capsicum).Once the pieces are soft add the capsicum pieces along with the dhal, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Make sure that that at any stage the curry does not become too thick by adding water. Add the salt needed .Once the capsicum pieces are cooked switch off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves. Mavadu inji along with coriander leaves gives a wonderful flavor for the gravy. Those who can’t get mavadu inji try without it. But make sure that you use at least coriander leaves


Pavithra said...

inji pachadi is looking so good surely will give it a try becos i love the flavour of inji very much

Kayal said...

Hi Aachi,
This is again a new recipe for me. Never cooked that maainji...will try it for sure...thanks for shsring

Raji said...

Hi Aachi, a different dish - as I have used mango ginger only as pickle. But, I don't use capsicum as my daughter is allergic to it, so can I use any other vegetable instead of capsicum...

Cham said...

Last year I made ma-inji pickle , I am waiting for the season, different use in gravy,yum :)

Solai Chidambaram said...

Raji,I am not sure.I will try and tell you

Kayal said...

Hi Aachi,
Again a new recipe. I have never tried anything with ma inji...will try it for sure.

Janani said...

Hello Achi, I tried your Kola Urundai Kozhambu recipe but I added indian green chillies instead of raw red chillies so it didn't turn good. So, I just wanted to let you all know that never add green chillies instead of red chillies.

Janani said...

Hello Achi, is it possible for you to put up some information about chettinad pantry essentials it would be very helpful to begginers like me.


Poornima said...

Achi thankyou for such a nice website and great recipes. whenever i cook any chettinad items i come straight to ur website.can you please post aadi kumayam recipe and paal paniyaram recipe. i have been craving for paal paniyarm and ooru sapadu now that i am preg.


Viji said...

I think it will be nice if you post the vendakai pachchadi and vendakai mandi recipes as well. Because those are also our specialities. You are really rocking I have been looking to collect all these details from people at home but i could not make it. I saw the link and I was so happy that I got all the chettinadu recipes at one place. Thank you so much for putting all these together. Keep doing this good work..I think you can also put recipes like modhagam,pal kulakattai in snacks section. Regards,

Solai Chidambaram said...

Yes Viji.I will soon blog the vedakkai pachadi recipe.Mandi I have already written.Now a days I am running short of authentic chettinad items.Sweets and snacks I thought will start after the 100th blog.So please think and tell me the things that I have missed out.Mutton biryani,kola and kolaurundai kuzhambu is in the list.Thankyou

Lakshmi said...

hi achi..
its me lakshmi..hope everything good at ur side...i tried many of ur recipes but i didn't have time to write a comment....facing my child with alone in us...24hrs is not enough..this recipe comes out very well..i tried capsicum alone.but maavadu inji is a new combination..thanks for a nice recipe

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this dish,tasted great,we had with chappathi,never tried this recipe before,always tried capsicum in fried rice,nice to see different ways of making capsicum,it's a delicious veggie,the combination came out very well,thank you,