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June 23, 2012

Puli Inji - tounge tickling side dish

Puli inji or inji puli AKA Pulikachal takes its place on a feast menu. The toungue tickler serves a good aid for digestion after a heavy meal. Goes well traditional main course rice dishes, curd rice, chapathi, dosa, etc

Ginger : Root Spice gives fragrance to any dish it is added to. Used in western as well as in Asian Cuisine.  Helps control lipids and free radicals.  Helps ease muscle pain, when had with a combination of hot water & lime it helps in weightloss as well as control blood cholestrol....helps to control nauseas, gas etc. however, it should be avoided while having acidity.

Tamarind: sour & slightly sweet fruit aids digestion. It is used around the world for various medicinal purposes. Anything in excess is not good. So eat it moderately. Always buy old tamarind which are dark in colour and will act friendly on your stomach. Its toungue tickling taste will make you crave for more....

Ingredients :
  1. 2 Cups - Tamarind Extract (thick)
  2. 1/3 cup - Jaggery (grated)
  3. 1/4 cup - Finely chopped Ginger
  4. 3 tbsp - Gingely Oil
  5. 1 tsp  - Asafoetida
  6. 1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
  7. 2 Nos. - Green Chillies
  8. 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli Powder
  9. Salt to taste
  10. 1 spring - Curry leaves
  11. 1 tsp - Mustard seeds
  12. 1/2 tsp - Chana dal  
Procedure :-

  • Finely chop ginger and green chillies. Grate Jaggery.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds. When they start crackling add chana dal.
  • When dal turns golden colour, add curry leaves, green chillies and ginger pieces
  • saute for 1 minute

  • Add the Tamarind extract, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, grated jaggery, Asagfoetida, Salt to taste, Mix well.

  • When it starts boiling, simmer the flame and let it cook for 20 minutes or till the oil separate and a thick consitency is formed. stir in between occasionally. [the aroma it spreads across the air will make everyone go gastronomic]

  • Mouthwatering inji puli recipe is ready to kindle the intestinal juices.


Leelagovind said...

mira your puliinji has got the correct consistency..i want some for my today's dinner..any way? or else you may get stomach ache..he hee

Mahalakshmi said...

super receipe mira...

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh mouth watering!!

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...


புளி இஞ்சி எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்தமான ஒரு ஐட்டமாச்சே!

வழக்கம் போல நாக்கில் நீர் ஊறுகிறது.



Spice up the Curry said...

wow finger licking chutney.

radha said...

I made this sometime back. saw the recipe at a blog. And it was a nice dish full of flavour.

sudha said...

While I write my comments at 11 in the night after a sumptious dinner my mouth is watering.
The presentation is superb.

kitchen queen said...

nice sweet and tangy puli inji to have with curd rice.

Mira said...

Thank you Leela chechi, Mahalakshmi, Sonia, Gopu Sir, Kanan, Radha, Sudha, Kitchen queen

Unknown said...

yummy n tangy ....superb....

Julie said...

finger licking good,yummy!!!

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Julie said...

Finger licking good..Yummy with rice ,Mira:-)

Ongoing Events at(Erivum Puliyum)-
1. The Kerala Kitchen(June'12)

2.EP Series-Basil OR Cardamom

Mira said...

Thank you Faseela, Julie :-)

Unknown said...

WoW... very easy meathods.. and a very healthy food.. for sure i will try for me and prak.. and all the best for the contest akka

Vishku said...

Dear Mira..
Lovely recipe I was waiting for this very recipe from you... for the recipes that I tried from your blog are super tasty.... Will definitely try this...

Thank you dear for the lucid post

Mira said...

Thank you Riya

Thank you VJ. Very glad to know you liked the recipes :-)

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Ah!mouth watering

D.Nambiar said...

I love pulinji. I've tried making it twice, it came out well once and the second time, not so well ...:( I'm still looking for the recipe that will work for me. Looks like this one will, going by the ingredients.
Thank you Mira. I'll get back to you on how this goes.

Mira said...

Thank you Ranjana

Thanks for dropping by D.Nambiar. Do try and let me know :-)

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

must be tangy.

- Meg's Delicious Adventures

Mahi said...

Wow...that looks delicious and super yum!

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