Thursday, January 25, 2007

Puli Inji (Ginger in Tamarind Sauce)
Puli Inji

Hot, Sweet and Sour Pickle.
Good accompaniment for Dosas and Curd Rice.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Chopped Tender Ginger pieces 1 cup
2. Chopped Green Chilli pieces 1/4 cup
3. Tamarind (lemon size) soaked in 1 cup of water
4. Jaggery (gooseberry size)
5. Salt to taste
6. Hing

Ingredients for tempering:
1. Oil (Gingely Oil) 3 tablespoons
2. Mustard Seeds
3. Curry Leaves
4. Dry Red Chillies 2

Ingredients for Masala Powder:
1. Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
2. Sesame seeds 1 tsp(Fry these separately but can powder together)

1. Heat Oil in a kadai and temper Mustard Seeds, Curry leaves and Red Chillies.
2. Now goes the Chopped Ginger and Green Chilli pieces for a fry for 3 minutes.
3. Add thick Tamarind extract, Jaggery, Salt and Hing.
4. Cook till Oil floats on top
5. Now goes the Masala powder and Cook for a minute
6. Cool and store in a sterlised bottle.

Different kind of Pickle that aid Digestion and remove bloatedness.
Stays good for a month, if refrigerated.

1. Soak Ginger in water for atleast 1 hour to clean its mud.
2. Use only Tender Ginger, it will be very crunchy to bite with its skin.
This is My Submission for JFI-Ginger Hosted by RosieWhat's the recipe today Jim?


indosungod said...

A classic entry MT. No Ginger event will be complete go without this recipe.

Asha said...

Oh so yummy! My cheeks are hurting(salivating) just by looking at it!:))Great entry,perfect!

Krithika said...

Ah ! you beat me to it. This is what I had in mind too for JFI. Hmm... let me think of something else now :-) best with tayir sadam. perfect entry

Krithika said...

Ah ! you beat me to it. this is what I had in mind for JFI. need to think of something else now :-) perfect entry. love it with tayir sadam

Prema Sundar said...

Looks very yummy.. A good entry for the JFI event.

padmaja said...

Sesame seeds, never tried in ginger chutney... I love ginger chutney with pesarattu.

Laskhmiammal said...

Hi MT,
This tastes so gud with curd rice and it is the only one I like in my mess food:-D
Great entry for JFI

Manjula said...

Thats a good one. A perfect treat for Ginger lovers

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy. My MIL makes it with a slight
variation. We like it very much.Good entry.

Mythili said...

What a superb entry !! Perfect one !!!

Sia's corner said...

wah... my mouth is watering... what more i can say... i'm rushing to my kitchen now..

Menu Today said...

Thanks a lot.

Hi Asha,
Thank u so much for your kind words.
I was trying to post my comment in your blog I am not getting the correct link.Your JFI post superb!!

Hi Kirthika,
For Next JFI we will consult and make accordingly. I am waiting for your entry. Thanks.

Hi Prema,
Thank u so much.

Hi Padmaja,
Sesame seeds will give rich flavour. if possible try this out. Thanks.

Hi Lakshmiammal,
I too like to have with curd rice. Thanks.

Menu Today said...

Hi Suma,

Hi Manjula,
My mother makes this pickle very well. I am still learner. Thanks.

Hi Mythili,
Thanks a lot..

Hi Supriya,
Please do let me know the result. Thanks.

Coffee said...

WOW!!!! Two contrasting tastes!!!! Sounds interesting :)

USHA said...

Thats really a good&variety entry forJFI-Ginger..
Looks awesome, feels like tasting a drop from monitor itself...

Mallugirl said...

i agree, a classic entry. i make the same thing with bittergourd too.

Linda said...

Looks rich and tasty, MT! :)

Sri said...

Wow inji fav side dish with rice...good entry for JFI.

Anonymous said...

Dear MT,
Tried Puli Inji yesterday and came out very well..
thanks for another great recipe...and looking forward to many more !

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hey this is my all time favorite.tastes good with a bit of green chillies fried in ghee and added.We usually serve it with urad dal kottige similar to idli.hmm just cant stop my mouth from watering.thanks for this beautiful experience what your dish has bought to me

sailaja said...

Lovely entry, MT. Best with curd rice. YUM!!

ejm said...

We're definitely going to have to try Puli Inji! A question: about how much hing do you add. (I know a little goes a very long way....)


Menu Today said...

Hi Coffee,

Hi Usha,
Thank u so much.

Hi MG,
I never tried with bittergourd, I will try this when I buy this veg next time. Thanks.

Hi Linda,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Sri,
It tastes great with curd rice. Thanks.

Hi Anjali,
Thanks, I am happy to know that it came out well.

Hi Dr.Sowmya,
Thanks. keep visiting.

Hi Sailu,
Thanks .

Hi Elizabeth,
Add little hing., For this measurement I added 1/4 tsp. Adding more hing will spoil the ginger taste. Thanks.

Sanjana said...

Lovely the puli inji looks. Very tempting and makes me crave for this pickle or chutney.
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