Monday, October 12, 2015

Quick Maa Inji Urugai, Mango Ginger Pickle

          Maa Inji or Mango Ginger, for those who are hearing about it the first time, it looks similar to ginger but it doesn't taste like ginger. It has a bland taste but it smells like raw mangoes, hence the name Maa Inji ( in Tamil ). We can't use this in place of ginger in teas or curries, it's mainly used for making pickles. Today's pickle is a simple one, since the ginger is tasteless, we mix it with lemon juice and green chillies to give the pickle the required tartness and spiciness. This goes well with curd rice, dal and rice, a perfect accompaniment to any meal..

Need To Have

  • Chopped Mango Ginger - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon Juice - 2 teaspoons
  • Green Chilly - 1, chopped finely
  • Salt to taste


          Peel and wash the ginger, then chop it into small pieces. Add the chopped green chilly, salt and lemon juice, mix everything well and serve. It would taste even better, if it's left in the refrigerator to soak in the lemon juice, salt and chillies.

Refrigerate leftover pickle, it might be okay for a day, but it's better to refrigerate.
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