Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Puli Inji

Here is a little hot and sweet preserve for you.  The zesty ginger with hot paprika and sweet jaggery combine together to make this potent preserve.  It heightens the experience of a rice and lentil meal.  Served in all sadya (feast)  I hope you will enjoy this recipe.
Ingredients:
Ginger - thinly chopped - 1 cup
Coconut oil - 1/4 cup (could use less if you can deep fry the ginger in small quantities)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chillies - 6 nos
Brown sugar - 3 tspn packed
Salt - 1 tspn (add gradually as per taste)
Turmeric - 1/4 tspn
Asafoetida - 1/4 tspn ( optional)
Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tspn
Chili powder - 1 tspn
Tamarind - a lemon size ball (I made a ball of some tamarind and kept it in a tbspn and I think its safe to say 1 1/2 - 2 tbspn of tamarind)
Water - 1 cup and 2 tbspn



Method:
1. Soak the tamarind in 1 cup of water
2. Deep fry the sliced ginger and chili and keep aside
3. In a little water as little as 1 tbspn or as much as 2 tbspn and mix the powders.  Turmeric, chili, asafoetida, fenugreek)
4. I drained the oil out and added the soaked powder mixture in and sautéed it for a few seconds
5. With your hands mix the tamarind well making taking only the juice
6. Add this to the sautéed powder and boil for 10-15 minutes on medium fire or until it thickens
7.  Add the fried ginger, chilies and curry leaves and let the mixture simmer
8. You could crush the fried ginger with your hands or in your blender to get a coarse powder or add it as is.
9. Take off the heat, cool and save in a bottle

Contributor: Sunitha

68 comments:

  1. Never heard abt this but definately seems delicious from the ingredients used...and lovely clicks too sunita,loved it...

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  2. Awesome clicks! Puli inji is my favorite..

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  3. The color is wonderful. Your pictures are terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. looks very delicious.. mouth watering dish.. thanks for the recipe.. :)

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  5. just slobbering...wonderful click...

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  6. Could u parcel the bowl, it is terrific this pickle.

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  7. very new to me.. lovely click.. catchy colour..

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  8. Looks so spicy..beutiful color and click..

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  9. looks very tempting to have with rice and curd.

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  12. Makes me want to rush into the kitchen and start peeling some ginger. Looks fantastic.
    I make this but I do not deep fry the ginger though.

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  13. Adipoli click sunitha dear!!!!
    Looks so yummy!!!

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  14. Sunitha,

    Puliinji looks really good. i love it

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  15. Sunitha, Puli Inji looks mouth watering, Yummy !! Sure I can enjoy this with white rice or curd rice !!

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  16. puli inji loooks great ,, i like this one very much amma makes this sometimes with tamarind n with young ginger,,it will tastes very yummyyy,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling

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  17. puli inji kalakki!!!

    I would love to have this w/rice or idli or dosa!!

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  18. You got my mouth watering :) SO different and so new to me ... I can't wait to try this.

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  20. My fav sweet n tangy curry...looks gr8

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  22. Wow my fav .. But I always make it with mango ginger . I never knew it can be made with normal ginger .Will give a try

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  23. Puli Inji looks absolutely perfect, simple and delicious recipe Sunitha !!!!!

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  24. Very potent indeed! Looks fierce, like a pickle.

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  25. Wow this is new to me but it looks fiery and delicious.

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  26. New to me. Looks delicious. Color combination in the picture is lovely.

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  28. Love the colour..looks inviting..

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  29. Wow...that looks spicy and tempting!

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  30. looks very colorful....
    gr8 click...
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  31. Wow what a coincidence..Njgalum ithu undakki kondirikayrunu ennu...Adipoli click...Yummo
    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  32. Lovely colour!! I have never heard about this....but it looks delicious and spicy...
    Lovely Pic...
    Deepa

    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  33. The photos make my mouth water. I love puli inji. The last time I tasted was at a wedding. What YUM!

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  34. This must be tangy! Best eaten with curd rice!

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  35. Slurpp!!thats a mouthwatering and terrific puli inji..

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  36. I actually have everything at home, must really give it a try!

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  37. My all time favourite. Very handy. Ur version looks very tasty.

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  38. Wow..My fav curry...Ippo ithu vene...

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  39. Lovely click sunitha.....puli inji looks so yummm.

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  40. completely new recipe for me, looks nice, is it like a pickle , chutney kind of thing?

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  41. my mom too makes this ,but dont know how she maes that.beautiful click.looks yummy

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  42. I already feel the taste by the sight ;) This Puli Inju is bursting with flavors of sweet, salt and spice. :)

    Great clicks as usual.

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  44. Adipoli Sunitha...puli inji, clicks, presentation ellam...

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  45. I was looking for this recipe from such a long time,glad I got it now...Looks very colorful n spicy....

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  46. My MIL used to make this for us..I never made this on my own..To be honest I dont know how to make this.I have seen her using Orange zest for this ..maybe I should ask her the recipe or try this one for Vishu :)

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  47. My MIL used to make this for us..I never made this on my own..To be honest I dont know how to make this.I have seen her using Orange zest for this ..maybe I should ask her the recipe or try this one for Vishu :)

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  48. My MIL used to make this for us..I never made this on my own..To be honest I dont know how to make this.I have seen her using Orange zest for this ..maybe I should ask her the recipe or try this one for Vishu :)

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  49. i love the combination of ingredients ..gotta try

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  50. Your preserve looks just yummy!

    Thanks for participating in my "secret number" giveaway yesterday...so sorry you didn't win...it was #16...but it was fun.

    Maybe next time?

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  51. Haven't tried eating this before...maybe next round when I eat out. Looks very tempting!

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  52. Looks delicious though new to me. Would be great great with paratha I think. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  53. oh my!what a gorgeous shot!! Amazing contrast !. Puli Inji recipe sounds so tempting!.

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  54. I love finding recipes for new spreads and dips. And to think I just bought some tamarind...perfect timing!

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  55. my favorite too.Beautiful presentation as always.nice click!

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  56. Great combo with rice,looks delicious

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  57. It sounds awesome and looks wonderful!

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  58. bookmarked.....i'm sure we gonna like it, but I might use some other oil instead of coconut oil, any suggestions ??

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  59. I tried this one out.... came out superb ... will be posting on mine soon... of course with reference to yours...

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  60. Sunitha, was catching on up some prep work during the weekend; in our nook we do not add the powders and boil the ginger juliennes.
    How about your Onam Sadya menu this year? :-)

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  61. Mouth watering- drooling right now. Havent tried making this. I always thought it was a lot of work. Will try this for sure

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