Inji Puli

Inji(Ginger) Curry made with tamarind
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Remove the skin of the ginger, wash well and then cut into very small pieces.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • Fry grated coconut and red chilly till it becomes red in colour.
  • Add turmeric powder and mix well. Remove from fire.
  • Grind this in a blender or Kallu (grinding stone) without adding any water.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add green chilly, curry leaves, ginger pieces and the coconut pieces to fry well for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the ground coconut along with the tamarind.
  • Add 2 cups of water and adequate salt.
  • Boil well till the gravy thickens.
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Response (11)
  1. P
    Priya August 29, 2005

    I have a doubt, what I have heard from my mother is we need to add little bit of jaggery at the end.

    Is it not required to add jaggery?



  2. a
    ammoos April 23, 2008

    25 gms of ginger is approximately how many tablespoons of chopped ginger….or inch size is also ok….please help….wanna try this dish soon

  3. R
    Rajeev November 29, 2004

    It came out very well

  4. x
    xxx April 14, 2006

    The receipe is very good. Thank you

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