Inji maangai nellikai pachadi

Inji maangai nellikai pachadi is a South Indian side dish recipe which is delicious, nutritious and easy to make. It uses Inji maanga or mango ginger (looks like ginger but has a mango flavour) and Indian gooseberry.

The inji maanga is related to the turmeric family and is a coolant, an anti-allergen and aids in curing cough, diarrhea, and fever. It has antibacterial and antibiotic properties.

Gooseberry is good for the eyes, supports heart health and increases appetite. This recipe is especially good for diabetics.


  • Inji Maangai – 4
  • Nellikai – 2 big
  • Green chilly – 1
  • Lemon – 1 medium
  • Chopped coriander – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak the inji maangai, wash well, peel skin and chop into small pieces.
  2. Chop the nellikai into small pieces.
  3. Chop the green chill finely.
  4. Mix it well with the juice of one lemon.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Add juice of 1 lemon to this mixture.
  7. Mix well and sprinkle coriander on top to serve.

Use it as a side dish for rice or chappathi. Mix it up with cucumber and make it into a salad. Use it as a topping on Khakra or as a dip.

You can store this in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Recipe contributed by Kauvery well-wisher Mrs. Lavanya Mukil
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