Inji puli/ginger cooked in tamarind and jaggery Recipe

Inji puli is a traditional South Indian dish made with ginger cooked in a tangy tamarind and sweet jaggery sauce. The combination of flavors creates a delicious balance of sweet, sour, and spicy. This dish is often served as a side dish or accompaniment to rice or dosa. The ginger adds a refreshing and aromatic taste, while the tamarind and jaggery provide a unique blend of tanginess and sweetness. Inji puli is a must-try for those who enjoy bold and flavorful South Indian cuisine.

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Inji puli/ginger cooked in tamarind and jaggery

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Ingredients for Inji puli/ginger cooked in tamarind and jaggery Recipe

  • 1/10 cup Ginger, Finely Chopped
  • 1/10 Lemon Sized Tamarind, Soaked In Warm Water
  • 1/20 cup Jaggery, Grated
  • 1/10 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/20 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • as per your need A Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/10 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/20 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/5 tablespoon Oil

Directions: Inji Puli/ginger Cooked In Tamarind And Jaggery Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Peel and finely chop the ginger.
  • STEP 2.Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and curry leaves.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped ginger and saut茅 until it turns golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add tamarind juice, jaggery, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
  • STEP 6.Cook on low heat until the mixture thickens and the flavors blend well.
  • STEP 7.Remove from heat and let it cool before serving.
  • STEP 8.Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Cooking Tips

  • Adjust the amount of jaggery and tamarind according to your taste preferences.
  • You can add roasted peanuts or cashews for an extra crunch.
  • Serve as a side dish with rice, dosa, or idli for a complete meal.

Storage and Serving

  • Inji puli can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Serve it at room temperature or slightly warm.
  • It pairs well with steamed rice, dosa, idli, or even as a condiment for sandwiches or wraps.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein3 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp