Puli Inji | Sweet and Sour Ginger Pickle

Puli inji is a traditional Kerala pickle prepared during sadyas. It is one of the favorite dishes of almost all keralities. Puli inji is known for its special flavours ginger,green chillies,tamarind and jaggery. It can store and refrigerated like pickles.

Puli Inji | Sweet and Sour Ginger Pickle
Puli Inji | Sweet and Sour Ginger Pickle
Total time            :  15 minutes
Prep time             :  15 minutes
Cooking time      :  30 minutes

Category  : Side dish
Cuisine    : Kerala ,South Indian 


Ingredients: 

100g Finely chopped ginger
50g Tamarind
Jaggery – Lemon sized ball
5 Shallot finely chopped
6 Green chillies finely chopped
1 Teaspoon red chilli powder
0.5 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste.


Method:
  1. Soak the tamarind in a cup of hot water for 15 to 20 minutes. Squeeze and extract the juice and set aside.
  2. Take a thick bottom kadhai or a pot and pour the tamarind juice and salt, bring it to a boil and keep that aside.
  3. Now, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, when it splutter add curry leaves, finely chopped shallot , chopped green chillies, chopped ginger along with the dry ingredients turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Sauté till brown colour.
  4. Then, add jaggery to the tamarind water and allow it boil.
  5. Later pour the mixture to the cooked tamarind water, reduce the flame and allow it boil until the mixture is thick.
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