Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inji Puli - Puli Inji Curry Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipes

Inji Puli Recipe
Inji Puli is one of my favs anytime....Amma used to make inji puli occassionally which she learnt it from my ammama and I used to enjoy it to the core with sambar,curd rice sometimes with idlis and dosas too :).Few weeks back when I googled for onam sadya menu items, found that inji puli is also one among the menu and to my surprise there was not much difference in kerala style inji puli recipe.So I made it and clicked to post it here for onam special.
I am rushing with onam recipes as we have planned for a 3 day trip to Chennai this weekend so thought to post the recipes soon as I dont want to miss the occasion :)
Inji Puli Recipe

Inji Puli Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 1/2 cup
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala

Ginger - 3/4 cup skin peeled and finely chopped
Green Chillies - 7 finely chopped
Fenugreek - 1/8 tsp
Tamarind - gooseberry sized ball
Jaggery syrup - 1.5 tbsp(optional)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Red Chillies - 2 broken

Method:

  1. Soak tamarind in 3/4 cup of warm water,set aside.Wash ginger, peel off the skin and chop it finely.Then trim the edges of green chillies and chop it finely too.Dry roast fenugreek till crisp and powder it,Set aside.In a pan heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.How to make inji puli - Step1
  2. Then add ginger and green chillies and fry till nicely browned.Then filter and add tamarind water.Add required salt.How to make inji puli - Step2
  3. Allow it to boil for few mins until raw smell leaves. After it starts to boil simmer and allow it to thicken more like a thokku.How to make inji puli - Step3
  4. Once it starts to thicken add jaggery syrup and let it boil until oil seperates.Finally add fenugreek powder cook for 2mins then switch off.How to make inji puli - Step4
Allow it to cool down then store in a clean bottle.
Inji Puli Recipe

My Notes:

  • Adjust spice level according to your taste.
  • Oil should float as with any pickle so dont compromise on oil else it will get spoiled easily.
  • I love jaggery in this but if you dont prefer the sweetness then skip it.
  • Make sure you chop ginger and green chillies very finely so that it gets cooked easily.
  • Inji Puli thickens after cooling down so switch off accordingly.
  • You can refrigerate it and it keeps well for 2-3 weeks.Use clean spoon everytime.
  • Jaggery syrup need not be very thick.Just dissolve jaggery in water and heat it up for 5mins,then strain and use it.
Puli Inji Curry Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

13 comments:

  1. A Very Different thing!! This whole preparation is :)

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  2. It's my fav too! But it has been a long time since I made / tasted this one. You pics are truly tempting me to make some:)

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  3. Great recipe ! me too wanted to try !

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  4. This is a very new recipe to me.. Looks tempting..

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  5. lip smacking dish...looks really delicious...

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  6. Hi Sharmilee. You are an awesome cook!This one is one of my favorites. Thanks for your recipes.
    I am also looking for 'Kariveppila Kuzhambu'- it looked very thick like chutney, not runny like ordinary kuzhmbu. If you know this site could you please let me know at 'be.subtle@yahoo.com'
    Thanks. Sujata

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  7. Mouth watering and must be flavorful. BTW, you can schedule the posts :-)

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  8. Lip smacking puli inji. Lovely to pair with curd rice

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