Puliyinchi is an authentic, traditional dish from Kerala, God’s Own Country. In Malayalam, 'Puli' means tamarind and 'inchi' means ginger. So as you have guessed out, the dish is a combo of both ginger and tamarind. Hot, spicy and tangy flavored Puliyinchi is a Sadhya special dish, a favorite with hot rice. The dish can even be termed a pickle with a fantastic flavor. The dish is unique and special with fried ginger mixture blended with tamarind and other spicy ingredients. This is an easy to prepare dish, very nutritious and comforting to your tummy. The tangy flavor of the dish depends upon individual likeness. Some want it too tangy, some prefer less tangy. The sour and spicy flavor of the dish is simply irresistible. Working mothers find this dish very useful when they are too busy to prepare something and there is no time. You can explore a well detailed recipe here. Even bachelors can give a bold try at the dish.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 1 people



  • For preparing Puliyinchi, first heat oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add green chillies and ginger and fry, till they turn brown.
  • Add tamarind paste, turmeric powder and salt and bring to boil. Add powdered jaggery.
  • Cook on a low flame.
  • Heat up a pan.
  • Roast fenugreek seeds, till they turn brown.
  • Grind it to a fine powder.
  • Add it to the curry.
  • Cook on a low flame, till the gravy thickens.
  • Remove the dish from flame. Slightly spicy and tangy flavored dish is everybody's favorite with hot rice. The dish should be stored in airtight bottle or container.


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  1. k
    karthika September 13, 2005

    tried this…came out quite ok..

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