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Tirunelveli sodhi with coconut milk

Ranjani Raj
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Tirunelveli sodhi with coconut milk RECIPE

Tirunelveli sodhi or Mapilai sodhi is an authentic recipe served in tirunelveli cuisine

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • South Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Vegetables – 2 cups (drumstick, beans,carrot, potato)
  2. Shallots or small onions – 8 to 10 nos.
  3. Garlic – 10 flakes
  4. Coconut milk – 1 cup thick milk + 2 cups thin milk
  5. Ginger – 2 inch piece
  6. Green chilies – 5 nos
  7. Moong dhal – ¼ cup
  8. Turmeric powder – a pinch
  9. Salt – as needed
  10. Oil – 3 tbsp
  11. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  12. Grapes – few (optional)


  1. Pressure cook moong dal with a pinch of turmeric powder and 1 cup of water for 5 hisses.
  2. Chop vegetables, extract thick and thin milk from one full coconut as mentioned level.
  3. Grind ginger and green chilli together as a fine paste.
  4. Heat a wok, add oil, saute onions and garlic together for 2 mins or till it turns light brown. Now add ginger green chili paste and stir till the raw smell leaves.
  5. Add chopped veggies and thin coconut milk and salt. Once it starts boiling add cooked moong dal.All the veggies to cook well.
  6. Add thick coconut milk and allow to boil for 3 mins and turn off the flame.
  7. Let the kuzhambhu cools for 10 to 15 mins and add lemon juice and mix well.
  8. Add some black or green grapes, mix well and serve with hot rice or idiyappam.

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