Friday, April 13, 2012

Puli Inji / Ginger in Tamarind sauce and Happy Vishu :)

Wishing all of you a very Happy Vishu :) . Let the Vishukani provide you all with a wonderful and prosperous new year ahead. Let the Vishu Sadya please your tastebuds and the Vishukaineetam form the blessings from elders. Hope all of you enjoy this special day :)

Sadya is inseparable on this occasion. Puli Inji is a must in the Sadya menu. The preparation of each Sadya dish may vary from one region to another in Kerala and so I am sharing the recipe which I learnt. Puli Inji, as the name suggests in malayalam has tamarind(puli) and ginger(inji) as the main ingredients. The best part of this dish is that we can enjoy the sweet, sour, spicy and tangy flavours all in one go. I can have rice and just puli inji, its taste is truly fabulous :) . Usually it's made into a thicker consistency and it can be stored in refrigerator for weeks. 

Wishing you all again a Happy Vishu and have a great time with your family and friends !!



You need...

3/4 cup finely chopped Ginger
4-5 Green chillies chopped
a lemon sized Tamarind
2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
2-3 tbsp Jaggery
1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder 
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 dry Red Chillies broken
4-5 Curry Leaves
1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil
1.5 cup Water
Salt




To prepare...

Soak the tamarind in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Extract all the pulp and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies, curry leaves and saute for a few seconds. Add ginger and green chillies. Fry till the ginger turns slight brown.

Add the tamarind pulp and bring it to a boil. Add chilli powder, jaggery, asafoetida, fenugreek powder and salt. Mix well. Simmer until it reaches a thick consistency.



Notes:
* Adjust chilli powder and jaggery according to your taste.
* Make it into thicker consistency, store in an airtight container in refrigerator and can be kept for weeks.



Sending this to Kerala Kitchen, hosted by Ramya, original event announcement here,
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and to Pickles and Preserves fest at Sizzling Tastebuds





38 Tasty Comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Happy Vishu...puli inji is my fav with curd rice...yumm

Princy Vinoth said...

looks nice sobha.Happy Vishu to u and ur family!

Srimathi said...

Happy Vishu! Beautiful presentation. I love puli inji a lot. Never tried making it at home though.Thank you for the recipe.

Gayathri NG said...

Happy Vishu, pickle looks spicy n yummy...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious side dish looks wonderful

Hema said...

Have to try out this puli inju, so tempting, nice (rich) clicks dear..

maha said...

Wow delicious..can just imagine the taste..yummy.
maha

Sumi said...

looks perfect.bookmarked to try.happu visukani..

Mahi said...

looks delicious! :P

Happy Vishu to you and your family!

Reshmi said...

Happy vishu... thank you for dropping a lovely comment... puli inji thottu koottaan thonunnu.. :)

Maayeka said...

Happy Vishu dear!!!loved the sweet and sour healthy chutney..specially great in winters..
Anjana

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Yummy puli inji. Wishing you and family a Very Happy Vishu :)

Uma said...

Happy Vishu Sobha dear!!!! :-)

Puli inji and puli milagai are favorite and love to eat any time any days. so tempting pictures...

Shobha said...

Happy Vishu !
Puli inji looks so tangy and tempting.

Treat and Trick said...

This is awesome with great flavor!

Archana said...

Happy new year. Looks yum.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Happy Vishu dear.

The puliinji looks very tempting and I love that Kerala Saree in the pic

Swathi Iyer said...

Happy Vishu to you and family Sobha, Inji puli adipoli.

Vardhini said...

Happy Vishu. Puli inji looks yummy.

Vardhini
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Priya said...

Happy Vishu wishes, puli inji looks super delicious and definitely makes me drool..

easyfoodsmith said...

This is a very interesting recipe. Have never seen it before and would love to try this. Book marked.

radha said...

I thought you needed manga inji for this. Lovely.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely one Shobha, a very happy Vishu to you and your family.

Mélange said...

Puli inji makes my mouth water Shobha...Nice presentation.Happy vishu to you and family.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

happy vishu to u too! the ginger pickle looks yum..

Shobha Kamath said...

I recently tasted this at one of our neighbour's marriage and I just loved it. Your pictures are gr8! I have copied the recipe. Thanks.

Vimitha Anand said...

Lip smacking recipe...Happy VIshu to u and ur family

Ramya said...

Belated Vishu wishes! Puli inji is making my mouth water! Yummy

Julie said...

Looks very tempting n an imporatant item of Sadya..Deliciously done n nice clicks..Love this tangy flavor too!
Belated Vishu Wishes,Sobha!

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faseela said...

yummu puli inji...superb...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

My all time fav..yummy ..mouthwatering

Square Meals said...

Lovely..nice photographs Sobha :-)

Aparna

Now Serving said...

Looks AWESOME! hope you had a great day - you looked fab in your sari :)

halal foodie said...

Happy Vishu to you and your family, this looks delicious, love the clicks with the sari n jewellery

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wow. This is one of my "favouritest" side dishes. So chat pata lip smacking.

Ramya said...

hope u had a nice vishu...ur puli inji has got the perfect colour...im sure it would have tasted so good..thanks for sharing in kerala kitchen..do send in more entries

Anisha Ranjit said...

I love puli inji... I always over eat it... This looks really tempting even after the overdose I had for Vishu... :)

Rasi said...

loved it sobha.. thanks so much linking it & belated vishu sobha :).. My patti used to make this!


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