Thursday, October 8, 2009

Puli Inji- Ginger Tamarind Sauce (Condiment)

It is a combination of sweet and sour together at its best.This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in a refrigerator. Its typically served with Kerala Sadya (Thali in hindi) items.It can be used as a tasty condiment for a variety of dishes.

Things you will need:

Ginger- 200 gms;peeled and grated
Tamarind paste- 5 tbsp
Jaggery- 1 cup
Curry Leaves
Red Whole Chillies-4 or 5
Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp
Oil- 2tbsp; preferably coconut oil
Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
Green Chillies- 3 or 4 ; finely chopped
Asafoetida powder- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
water-1/2 cup
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds, red whole chillies,green chillies, curry leaves,asafoetida,fenugreek powder and wait till the mustard seeds splutter.
Then add ginger and fry well by stirring continuously until they turn red in color.
Add tamarind, salt, water and bring to a boil.
Now add jaggery and simmer for a few minutes.The sauce will start to thicken.
Reduce the heat and stir until the sauce has reached desired consistency.
Turn off the flame and set it aside to cool.

Delicious Ginger Tamarind Sauce(condiment) is now ready.

Tamarind on Foodista


  1. good site...

    m wondering if u prepare food for the blog.. :O
    anyways good this is...

  2. This is delicious!Ive been looking for a recipe like this since we last ate at a restaurant that served spicy eggplant and this tamarind sauce.Thank you for sharing this!I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  3. Puli inji looks awesome & yummy...just wanna grab it..:)

  4. @ Anoop

    thanks for your comments...yes, I do prepare food at home at post at this blog....:)

  5. @ Alisa,Sangeetha,Ishan..thanks for your comments and encouragement...:)

  6. It surely looks delicious. Donno whether mum will allow me to try it or not. I wanna try though.
    Good work, priya!

  7. hmmm... i shall refer ur link to my frnds... who r intd in cooking...

  8. ginger is my fav of all spices.. good one!


  9. absolutly delicious with the blog...

  10. very nice blog.............

  11. I tried this out ,came out well...but I had halved the recipe as I was skeptical abt how it would turn it out ..nxt tym will try the complte recipe and post it on my blog as well...will send you the link once I post it up!Thk u!!!


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