Puli Inji | Onam Sadhya Recipes
I am a big pickle fan, I used to eat pickles a lot though now a days it has reduced to a great extend thanks to DH!. This Puli Inji or Inji Puli as they call it was again made my ex-colleague for Onam Sadhya lunch and I took pictures. It was 1st time I had this puli inji and I instantly fall in love with it. Fabulous as it looks it taste great too, I have made this couple of times in small quantity but never really got a chance to take pictures, let’s blame my laziness for it but that not going to stop me from sharing this wonderful tasty Inji curry recipe. If you are not celebrating Onam never mind, you can still try this recipe and relish. Other pickle you can try for sadhya is Instant Mango Pickle.
Ingredients: [Adapted from YummyOYummy]
Ginger - 1/4 Cup, finely chopped
Tamarind/Puli - large lemon-sized
Green Chillies - 5 - 6
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated Jaggery - 4 tbsp or to taste
Salt - To taste
Water – 11/2 Cup
Coconut Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chilies - 2
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
1. Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup warm water for a 5-10 minutes.
2. Squeeze tamarind and pour the extract into a deep saucepan. Add a cup of water, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and bring it to a boil (do not cover with lid).
3. Reduce flame add the chopped ginger, jaggery and let it simmer until it reaches thick consistency, stir in interval. It would take more than an hour to achieve this consistency in slow flame. [adjust tamarind and jaggery if required]
4. Heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry for 1 minute,off flame . Pour tempering over the prepared puli inji.
Our Inji Puli is ready to be part of Onam Sadya.
Have a nice day ~~