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Puliyinji/Inji Curry (Tangy,sweet and spicy Ginger Relish)

Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala is celebrated by all Keralites, irrespective of the religion. No Onam is complete without the Onasadya, a vegetarian feast comprising of rice and an array of dishes followed by desserts known as Payasam. The vegetarian dishes include Erissery, Pulissery, Kaalan,


  • 100 gms Ginger finely chopped
  • 7 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek powder
  • to taste Salt
  • Jaggery a small piece

For tempering

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 chillies Dried red
  • a few Curry leaves


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Saute the ginger and chillies till they turn nearly brown in colour..
  • Add the chilli powder, fenugreek powder and coriander powder and saute for a minute.
  • Add the tamarind paste diluted with 1/2 cup water or more and mix well.
  • When it starts to boil, add salt and jaggery and boil again till you get a thick consistency. Switch off heat.
  • For Tempering:
  • Heat another pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add curry leaves and chillies.
  • Switch off heat and pour over the ginger curry.
  • Mix well and serve. This dish can be prepared a day or two ahead.