Puliyinji / Inji Curry / Ginger - Tamarind Curry

Puliyinji / Inji Curry / Ginger - Tamarind Curry
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Puliyinji/inji curry/ginger-tamarind curry


Puliyinji / Inji Curry / Ginger - Tamarind Curry is a quick recipe with its own tradition taste. It’s a simple recipe but very famous in Kerala. Malayalis are very fond of this side dish. Tamarind and ginger are the major ingredients that add some more taste and uniqueness to this Puliyinji. It tastes great if you blend the mixture correctly.



1.    Tamarind-2 lemon sized

2.    Ginger diced -4 tbsp

3.    Coconut diced- 4 tbsp

4.    Chilly powder – 6 tsp

5.    Green chilly ,chopped– 2

6.    Jaggery (vellam)/sugar – 1 (2 tsp if sugar)

7.    Black gram(Uzunnu paripp)- ½  tsp

8.    Salt – to taste

9.    Curry leaves – 2 sprig

10.  Coconut Oil-3 tbsp



  • Dice coconut,ginger and green chilly into small pieces.

  • Soak tamarind for some time and squeeze it and filter it to make 2 cups.

  • Boil it in a curry pan by adding chilli powder and salt, till the mixture is reduced to a thick gravy.​Make the fire in simmer mode.

  • Heat a vessel and melt jaggery in water or you can use sugar instead.

  • Pour it into the tamarind mixture and stir well.

  • Boil it for some time.

  • Fry diced coconut and ginger seperately in a frying pan until it turns golden color.

  • Put the fried ginger and coconut into the tamarind mixture.

  • Heat a frying pan and sauté black gram, green chilly and curry leaves.

  • Pour this into the tamarind mixture and boil it in simmer mode until the mixture is reduced and the color turns dark brownish.

  •  Stir at intervals and switch off the fire.

Serve it with meals..










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