Friday, January 8, 2016

Puli Inji

Puli Inji is a sweet and sour traditional kerala pickle usually served in Kerala sadhya (feasts). Let’s have a look on this delicious recipe…..


Ginger finely chopped – ¼ cup
Green chillies finely chopped – 8 to 10
Tamarind – a lemon sized ball
Jaggery – a lemon sized ball
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Salt as per taste
Gingely Oil/Nalla Ennai – 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – a sprig
Red chillies - 1

  1. Soak the tamarind in a cup of warm water for 20-30 minutes. Squeeze and extract the juice and keep aside.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan add tamarind extract, finely chopped ginger, finely chopped green chillies, turmeric powder and salt. Let this mixture boil for 5-7 minutes on medium flame or till the raw taste from the tamarind leaves. 
  3. Now add the jaggery and allow to boil for another 5 minutes.
  4. In another small pan heat oil, temper with mustards. Once it crackles add the curry leaves and red chillies. Add this to the tamarind mixture and boil in medium heat till the consistency becomes thich and saucy.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool. Enjoy with rice !

  1. Puli Inji can be refrigerated and used as pickles.
  2. You can substitute Mango ginger for ginger in the same recipe for a more delicious pickle.

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