BM #99 Day 9 - 

I for Inji Saadam. Inji in Tamil is ginger. This is one of the traditional rice dishes which is highly medicinal and recommended that every person consume a small portion of this rice once a week. This rice is supposed to be followed by a glass of thin buttermilk. This is to flush out all the toxins in the body.

Also the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are well known. So it makes a lot of sense to include ginger in our diet.

Ingredients - 

Sona Masoori Rice 1 1/2 cups
Salt, Turmeric as needed
*Ginger, grated 1 Tbsp 
Mint leaves finely chopped 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2-3 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Cashews few, Curry Leaves few)

*The adults found it not too spicy but it was perfect for the kids. So if this is served to adults, grated ginger can be used as a garnish or can be mixed into the rice.

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the rice so each grain is separate. Set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning.

After the mustard seeds crackle and all the dals are golden brown, add the grated ginger, salt, chopped mint leaves and turmeric.

Saute for a minute on low heat. Add in the cooked rice and mix well.

Adjust the flavors as needed.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.


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Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. The rice sounds simple but flavourful . I normally never add ginger to the basic rice recipes and find these quite unique .

  2. Kalyani Says:
  3. such a simple dish, but packed with flavours. My husband is a great fan of ginger in almost anything (yes!!) Sure to be trying this out Harini...

  4. sushma Says:
  5. Wow such a flavorful dish with freshly grated ginger. Good one

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. Sounds simple but is packed with flavors. Will try this with green mango or lemon rice.

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. Inji and Iyengar rules the day. :-) Love this grated ginger rice. A healthy one for sure.

  10. Srivalli Says:
  11. Lol on srividhya's comment...on the dish, your bowl looks so yummy and inviting, though to be truthful I am not a great fan of ginger. Though as you say, one must consume this often, so I will make it sometime.

  12. I would add more ginger as I love the heat of it. But for kids this spice level would be perfect. The rice looks super tempting.

  13. I always add a lots of gnger while cooking any rice.. This is my kind of rice!!

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. Wow, a simple but flavourful dish! Cannot wait to try this later! Thank you for sharing!

  16. cookwithrenu Says:
  17. Ginger rice looks delicious. I never thought of rice flavoured with ginger. Tempting and healthy share.

  18. Swati Says:
  19. Garlic rice is quite common and popular, never made rice flavoured only with fresh ginger.. sounds flavourful and looks so tempting!!

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