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Inji Curry Recipe / How to Make Puli Inji Curry / ഇഞ്ചി കറി

Inji Curry Recipe / How to Make Puli Inji Curry / ഇഞ്ചി കറി

Inji Curry Recipe for Onam Sadya / Puli Inji Curry Recipe / Fried Ginger in Tangy Sauce / Ginger curry for Onam Vishu Sadya / Kerala Inji Curry Recipe / How to Make Kerala Puli Inji Curry.

Inji Curry or Puli Inji is one of the unavoidable traditional dishes served for sadya (feast) held on Vishu and Onam festivals of Kerala. Vishu, the new year festival of Kerala is a day when all Keralites come together to celebrate it. All of us have fond memories related to this day and its feast. Everyone in Kerala celebrates Vishu irrespective of their religion. It’s a vegetarian feast served on a banana leaf (freshly cut) with many vegetarian dishes..

The main ingredient of Puli Inji is Ginger. Ginger is a herb which is commonly used as a flavouring agent in foods. Ginger and its juice are used as a medicine for treating various stomach problems. It can be used in various forms, fresh, juice, oil or as dried and powdered form.

Puli Inji is my husband’s favourite dish. Inji Curry / Puli Inji dish is sweet, sour and spicy as well. It’s an accompaniment more than a curry. A little is enough to have it with steaming rice.

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time:
Calories: 72.1 / 1 cup
Ingredients for Inji Curry:

Ginger (skin peeled and finely chopped) – 1 ½ cups
Green chillies – 2
Tamarind Pulp – 1 tsp.
Jaggery – size of a gooseberry.
Mustrad seeds – ½ tsp.
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
Fenugreek powder – 2 pinches
Asafoetida (Hing) – 2 pinches
Chilli Powder – 1tsp.
Coconut Oil – ½ cup
Salt – to taste
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
How to Make Kerala Puli Inji:

Wash the ginger, peel it and cut into long pieces and then chop finely. Fry the ginger in oil till it gets brownish colour. Keep it aside and let it cool down. Grind the fried ginger in to a coarse powder.

Heat the left over oil in the pan. Add mustard seeds, when they pop up add curry leaves. Now add the coarsely ground ginger and sauté well. Now add the chilly powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and asafoetida powder and sauté well. Add the tamarind pulp and salt. Simmer for 3 -4 minutes. Once it starts to thicken, add jaggery syrup and let it boil until oil separates. Remove from fire.

Inji Puli is ready to be served now.

My recipe Notes and Tips on Inji Curry:

1. I have used readymade tamarind paste. You can also make the pulp by soaking the tamarind (gooseberry size) in water (1 cup) and extract its juice.
2. Store Puli Inji in an airtight container and it will last for one or two weeks.
3. Adjust all spices as per your taste buds..
4. You can add brown sugar too (adding jaggery or brown sugar is completely optional).
5. How to make jaggery syrup: Dissolve jaggery in water and heat it up for few minutes. Strain it and use it..

Serve Inji Curry / Puli Inji / Fried Ginger in Tangy Sauce.. 
Happy Cooking


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Kerala Onam Special Inji Curry Recipe / Onam Sadya Inji Curry Recipe / Inchi Curry Recipe.

ഇഞ്ചി കറി റെസിപ്പി / ഇഞ്ചി പുളി റെസിപ്പി / കേരള ഓണ സദ്യ സ്പെഷ്യൽ ഇഞ്ചി കറി / കേരള വിഷു സദ്യ സ്പെഷ്യൽ ഇഞ്ചി പുളി.

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  • Chiana (2017-01-04 10:00:58)
    Wow.. a cool recipe! The flavors, the presentation its restaurant quality. Well done!!!
    Seena Koshy (2017-01-22 23:28:10)
    Thanks a lot Chiana.. Have a wonderful day ahead.. :)

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