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Onam recipe: How to make Inji Curry

By Shebin Shukkoor
August 25, 2015 14:42 IST
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This ginger tamarind pickle is an Onam Sadya special. The chilli powder and jaggery flavours give Inji Curry or Puli Inji (Puli meaning tamarind, Inji meaning ginger in Malayalam) a spicy sweet kick.

Here's how to make Inji Curry:

Inji Curry


  • 100 gm ginger, finely sliced 
  • A lime sized tamarind ball
  • 2 tsp chilli powder 
  • 3 tsp coriander powder 
  • Jaggery (size of a gooseberry)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tsp fenugreek powder 
  • Coconut oil


  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add ginger.
  • Crush the fried ginger with a mortar and pestle. Keep aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp of water to tamarind and make a pulp.
  • Add chilli powder, coriander powder, jaggery and salt.
  • Mix well and add crushed ginger.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and the tamarind, jaggery mixture. Allow it to boil till it becomes thick.
  • Add fenugreek powder and mix well.

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