October 23, 2014

Puli Inji Curry (Ginger & Tamarind Curry)

This is the traditional item of Kerala that tastes tangy and spicy with the combined taste of ginger, chillies and Jaggery. This zesty Puli Inji Curry is an extraordinary side dish for curd rice and also goes very well with dosa varieties.

Ingredients needed for Puli Inji curry:


Finely chopped Green chillies 1/2 cup

Finely Chopped Ginger 1 cup

Tamarind juice 4 cups

(from a Lemon size tamarind)

Jagerry powdered 2 table spoons

Sesame oil or Coconut oil 4 table spoons


 For sauteing:


Mustard seeds

Fenu greek 1/2 tea spoon

Hing powder 1/2 tea spoon

Red chillies 2









Method for making Puli Inji Curry:












Heat the pan with oil. Do the sauteing with the given items. Add green chillies and fry for 3 minutes in medium flame. Then add the ginger pieces and turmeric powder. After frying them together for 5 minutes add the tamarind juice. Add required salt. Let it to boil till the gravy thickens. Then add the Jaggery. When the oil separates from the gravy switch off the stove. It can be used for a long time like pickle keeping in refrigerator.