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Maa Inji Chutney Recipe

Maa Inji chutney also known as Mango Ginger chutney with step by step photos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Author: Radhika


  • Maa inji or Mango ginger - 50 gms
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Whole dry red chilies - 10
  • Tamarind - 1 small piece optional
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 3 tsp


  • Wash Maa inji well. Unlike the regular ginger this will not have so much of dirt.
  • Chop into thin roundels.
  • Heat a pan with 2 tsp oil. Add urad dal and roast till becomes golden brown in color.
  • Add whole dry red chilies and roast for a minute.
  • Add the maa inji roundels and roast till the edges begin to shrivel.
  • Add tamarind piece if using at this stage and cook along with everything.
  • Take off fire and let it cool. Transfer to a mixie jar, add salt.
  • Grind everything together adding little water to a smooth paste.
  • Heat the same pan with 1 tsp oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add the ground chutney and mix well.
  • Take off fire and transfer the maa inji chutney to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with idli, dosa or pooris.