Puli Inji/Inji Curry - Ginger In Tamarind Sauce

Today's recipe for the final day of blogging Marathon #42 under the theme South Indian Thali recipe is Puli Inji.
Puli Inji is a typical Kerala dish which is slightly tangy and sweet with the flavor of ginger,served on Sadhya menu as an accompaniment.
This recipe I note down from a Kerala friend and tried it for the first time.It came out so delicious and I scaled down the measurement and made it with 1/2 cup of grated ginger as I tried it for first time.
In the original recipe finely chopped ginger is used but as I wanted  the consistency to be smooth I used the grated ginger.Now off to the recipe..........................................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Makes ~ 3/4 cup


Ginger/inji(grated)3/4 cup
Green Chilly/pachamilgai5-6(chopped)
Tamarind/pulismall lemon size
Jaggery/vellam11/2-2 tbs
Oil3 tbs
Red chilly powder/milagai podi1 tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/vendayam1/8 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillaifew leaves
Salt3/4- 1tsp


Wash and peel the ginger skin and grate in a grater,soak the tamarind 1/2 cup of water and extract it,keep it aside.
Heat pan with oil and crackle the mustard and fenugreek seeds,add in the curry leaves.Add the grated ginger and green chilly and saute it for 2-3 minutes in a medium flame.Add in the red chilly power and cook it for another couple of minutes.

At this stage add the tamarind extract,let it boil till the raw smell goes off.Once the mixture becomes thick add the jaggery and cook it for another couple of minutes and put off the flame.

Store it in a glass jar after its cool down completely.


  • Remove the fibres in the ginger while grating.
  • The consistency of the puli inji is personal preference,it can be made slightly thick or dry consistency.After cooling it becomes thick.
  • Oil should float to maintain the shelf life so be generous with the oil.
  • It can be stored in the refrigerator for a month and use a dry clean spoon.
  • The amount of green chilly can be increased or decreased according to personal preference.
Check out the blogging marathon page for my fellow bloggers participating in Blogging Marathon #42 here.
Also this recipe is off  to Cook Book Challenge #10 July week 2.


wow nice... one of my favorite side dish with rice...nice step by step pics

very nice and flavorful puli inji....

One of my favourites, looks yummy..

Puli Inji looks yum Nalini!..such a delicious tangy and gingery one..

Such a flavorful and yummy looking chutney.

Slurp, my mouth is just watering here, tangy and delicious inji curry.

Flavorful chutney.. I never made it before & this is tempting me to make it.

ohh such a nice chutney..must have tasted yummy too.....

You have evolved as an amazing photogrpaher.. I simply drool at your pictures.


what a flavorful dish for sure

Wow that is one tempting chutney!

That is so tempting, thanks for sharing dear :)

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