Ginger and Tamarind Chutney (Inji Pulli)


DSC_0710A Kerala sadya (feast) is not complete without the ‘Inji Pulli’ (also called Pulli Inji) which is a sweet,sour and hot chutney made using fresh grated ginger,tamarind,j aggery and chillies. Just the mention of the ingredients makes your mouth water, right? Yum. This chutney actually is very beneficial to the digestive process and enables you to finish the sadya without feeling stuffed and bloated 🙂

This dish along with some other pickles etc are made usually a day or so in advance of the actual sadya since it stores well. In fact you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When we have our friends over for our Onam sadya, this chutney is in much demand and any leftover chutney is snatched by them. 🙂 And many have asked me for the recipe.

So here I am finally posting it. My version of this recipe is a slightly easier version than the traditional version which requires frying and then grinding the ginger first and then cooking it for a longer period of time to really get a thick chutney. My easy version skips some steps but believe me you still end up with a finger-licking chutney/pickle.  This is a great accompaniment/side dish with paranthas and or just with some dal and rice.

The color of the chutney will vary from light brown to dark brown depending upon the color of the jaggery and the tamarind. Here I used a light brown jaggery hence the light brown color of the chutney.

I am sharing this tantalizing, rejuvenating and lip-smacking ginger chutney to Fiesta friday this week.

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0 thoughts on “Ginger and Tamarind Chutney (Inji Pulli)

  1. Glad to have found your site! I was served with an amazing array of feast during Onam celebrations last weekend, we were hooked!
    Looking forward to trialing out your recipes at home to recreate 🙂

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  3. I simply love this dish. The fresh flavors sound delicious. I’m a huge fan of ginger. And, it’s great how the Inji Pulli is designed to help you digest your feast. Thank you for sharing this chutney at the fiesta. I’m sure it’ll help us digest all the other treats we’ve been enjoying. Happy FF, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😀

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