How to make Puli Inji-SK Khazana -

Sweet, sour and spicy chutney brought to you all the way from Kerala

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Tamarind (इमली), Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Puli Inji-SK Khazana

Puli Inji-SK Khazana Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Puli Inji-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Tamarind 250 grams

  • Ginger cut into thin strips 2 inches

  • Jaggery chopped 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies slit 3

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coconut oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Curry leaves 7-8


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan and bring to a boil. Add tamarind, mix and boil for 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and squeeze the tamarind with your hand to get a thick pulp. Strain through a strainer to get a smooth pulp and put into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat a deep non-stick pan. Pour the tamarind pulp into it, add salt, green chillies, turmeric powder and ginger, mix and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Step 3

Add jaggery, mix well and cook till it is completely dissolved. Switch off heat and set aside.

Step 4

Heat coconut oil in a small non-stick tempering pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add red chillies and curry leaves, sauté for 30 seconds and pour over the tamarind mixture. Mix well.

Step 5

Serve or store in an air tight container.

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