Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Puli Inji - Ginger In Sweet and Sour Sauce

Wishing all my friends and readers A Very Happy Vishu in Advance. May you all be blessed with peace and prosperity :-) 
Try out this Puli Inji recipe for this Vishu and Enjoy the festive with your family and friends. Its quite simple, healthy and extremely good in taste. If you like sour, sweet and spicy, its for you. 

  1. Tamarind ~ A large lemon size
  2. Broken/grated Jaggery ~  2 tbsp (adjust according to your taste, I don't like it too sweet though) 
  3. Green chilies chopped - 4
  4. Chilly powder -  ½ tsp
  5. Water ~ 2 cups
  6. Asafoetida powder ~  ½ tsp
  7. Salt
  1. Coconut Oil - 2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds ~ ½ tsp
  4. Split Urad Dal ~   ½ tsp
  5. Dry red chilies - 3
  6. Curry leaves few
  7. Finely chopped Ginger ~ ½ Cup

Preparation Method:-
  1. Crush the urad daal and Fenugreek seeds using a mortar and a pestle, or grinding stone(don't need to powder them, just break them into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  2. Pour coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they start to crackle add curry leaves, dry red chilies, crushed urad dal, fenugreek seeds and saute for few seconds(till urad dal turns light brown-always keep in medium heat)
  3. Add chopped ginger and saute well for a while say 5 to 7 minutes till they turn light golden color. Set this aside.
  4. Extract the tamarind water by pressing and squeezing the soaked tamarind, pour bit more water and extract the full tamarind sauce out of it. Pour them to a cooking vessel/pot and put on the stove. Add chili powder, chopped green chilly, few curry leaves, asafoetida, jaggery, salt and let it boil. (No need to cover the vessel, let it cook lid open)
  5. You can simmer the stove to medium heat when they start to boil. Now add the sauteed ginger mix and stir and let it boil/cook till the gravy start to thicken. It takes around 45 mins to 1 hour to  thicken the sauce.
  6. Switch off the stove, let it cool down completely. Puli Inji tend to thicken even after you take them off the stove, so you don't have to wait till the gravy is very thick.
  7. Though it is a Sadya dish, you can make it anytime, any occasion or include in daily menu. It lasts for at-least three-five days if kept at a cool, dry space at room temperature and longer when refrigerated. 

Sending this to Kerlala Kitchen @ Ramya's Recipe


  1. Looks yum. I love that tanginess.

  2. Tongue tickling recipe, looks awesome..

  3. Lovely looking puli inji....my favourite.... Meanwhile tat was going to be next post too :)..... And manam niranja Vishu ashamsakal

  4. wow really mouthwatering dear,too gud recipe...yum.

  5. this looks really nice.. my dad does it at home too :)

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  6. Adipoli aayitundu,superb puliinji,this time I am also planning puli inji:)

  7. Happy Vishu...mouthwatering recipe looks so tempting.

  8. aww.. delicious.. First time here, I can blog full of Kerala cuisines. I'm still a budding cook when it comes to Kerala dishes. And my DH, a pakka Mallu, craves for these Kerala delicacies. Have bookmarked so many recipes from your blog. Will try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. hi prathiba, looking at your pics, i can tell by the color that the dish is very appetizing. already bookmarked with thanks.
    have a nice day

  10. love this... the curry in that spoon on top of that kerala saree gave me goose bumps... I hope it didnt spill.... uve got guts....

  11. Puli inji looks very tempting...
    Happy Vishu to you and your family

  12. Good capture n yummy tempting puli inji !!
    Happy Vishu to u n family,Prathibha:-)

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  13. Happy vishu...puli inji is just yummy

  14. Happy vishu to you too. Puli inji and puli milagai are my fav. have them any time any day...your clicks are tempting..

  15. Happy vishu. Puli inji looks so yummy n tangy.

  16. Happy Vishu to you and family. Pulinji looks perfect.

  17. Kandittu vaayil vellam varunney!!! Looks soo awesome! Belated Vishu wishes!

  18. hi prathibha...i have good news 4 u... u have an award in my space...plz do collect it from Kitchen Magic.... congrats

  19. this is amazing..would love to devour now
    Tasty Appetite

  20. That looks deadly delicious and mouth watering!

  21. hope u had an adipoli vishu...i had been to kerala, so this delay in checking...i love puli inji...that too i just have it after payasam..to balance the sweetness. thanks for sending to kerala kitchen

  22. Great color and looks so delicious!!!

  23. Hope u had a great vishu...olan pic in the grass adipoli ..I love puli inji,but never made myself,looks yummy !

  24. this is one of my hubby's favorites...bookmarked !!!

  25. Left you an award :. Do check. Lemon cake with lemon drizzle at http://thegreatcookaroo.blogspot.in/2012/04/two-awards-one-guest-post-and-some.html


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