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Mini Thali series 1 – Diabetic Mini Thali with Inji Pachadi | Easy Mini Meals | Diabetic Eating

There is a unwritten rule
at home that we all love to follow: weekday meals are balanced with a mix of
carb, protein, calcium and veggies ; Weekends are for occasional indulgences,
and deep fry is restricted to once a month or less. 

Since the past 2 years,
myself and mom have taken to eating Lapsi Rava (broken wheat) in place of rice
for our weekday meals, so much so that we dont miss Rice at all.. It takes
getting used to a bland dish like cooked lapsi, but for compulsive rice eaters
in the south (where Rasam / Sambhar etc) make a mandatory appearance at every
meal, its difficult to imagine dunking chapatis into Rasam πŸ˜€


So, today’s post is a Mini
Thali, with varying veggies on rotation accompanying the Rasam and Lapsi.
Rather than make erractic new year resolutions which fall apart in the first
week itself, we are glad that these small, sustainable changes that we made in
everyday meals has helped us πŸ™‚

Over to the recipe : The
items here are Bendekayi Palya (Okra stir Fry), Mysore Rasam, Inji Thayir
Pachadi (Ginger in yoghurt gravy) and
Cooked Broken Wheat (Lapsi).

While recipes for Rasam and Okra stir fry have been shared earlier, recipe for Inji Thayir Pachadi is as


Ginger is extremely
beneficial for a sluggish liver, aids in digestions, cuts down fatty acids and
in general promotes a feeling of well being. We make this Inji Pachadi with
other items too as a healthy side dish.

Inji Thayir Pachadi –
Ginger in yoghurt gravy..

Side dish as part of a
South Indian Mini Meal / or with breakfast items like Upma , Veg Rava Kichadi,
Pongal, Semiya Upma


Prep time : 10 mins, cook
: 5 mins, Serves : 4


Yoghurt – 1 cup (slightly

Salt – to taste

Tempering : Oil 2 tsp (split
use), mustard seeds, asafoetida (hing)., curry leaves (few)

To grind:

Urad dal /split black gram
– 1 tsp

Red chillies – 2 nos

Inji / Ginger – 2 inch long

Jeera / cumin – ΒΌ tsp

Fresh/ frozen grated
coconut – ΒΌ cup


In a pan, slightly sautΓ© the
jeera, urad dal, ginger and red chillies till dal turns golden. Cool and grind
with coconut and little water to a smooth paste.

Prepare the tempering with
the tempering ingredients

In a bowl, whisk the
yoghurt well, add the ground paste, mix well. Pour the prepared tempering into
the curd.

Just before serving, add

Sending this to Day 2 of Diabetic / Healthy Food for Blogging Marathon # 60

Chill for Β½ hour if desired
or serve immediately.



  1. coconut chutney

    i love thalis' yours is very tempting

  2. Torviewtoronto

    yummy looks delicious

  3. What an interesting pachadi with ginger and yogurt.

  4. Suma Gandlur

    That pachadi sounds delicious. That lapsi is called godhuma annam in Telugu and a commonly served dish for diabetics.
    A healthy yet delicious thali.

  5. cookingwithsapana

    Inji pachadi looks very nice.Love your mini thali.

  6. Priya Suresh

    Am in love with this mini thali, prefect for a diabetic person..

  7. Gayathri Kumar

    This pachadi looks so yum. Though I am trying to reduce rice intake, I am unable to completely remove it from our diet. This cooked lapsi looks like a great substitute..

  8. Love the meal spread out there. I prefer lapsi to rice any day πŸ™‚

  9. Chef Mireille

    what a great spread – a great meal for sure

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