RECIPE: Inji Legiyam (Digestive Aid)
Legiyam is a paste that’s consumed to aid digestion. Traditionally, it’s made in South India around Deepavali (when lots of indulgent feasting happens!), but you can have it throughout the year.
100gm fresh ginger, washed, peeled and grated (Retain juice)
4 tbsp SaveAGram coriander powder
4 tbsp roasted jeera (cumin) powder
3 tbsp roasted ajwain (carom seed) powder
1 cup SaveAGram jaggery
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp ghee OR 2 tbsp gingelly oil
Boil jaggery in a pan (SaveGram jaggery is extremely pure. To enjoy the benefits of this legiyam, do not use jaggery with impurities)
Once jaggery has thickened a little, add the grated ginger, coriander powder, roasted jeera powder, and roasted ajwain powder. Keep stirring (as this burns easily).
Once thickening, add ghee/gingelly oil and it will visibly thicken more.
Turn off stove and stir in the honey.
Eat half a teaspoon before a meal when you are having digestive issues, or are about to eat a heavy meal. Store the paste at room temperature.