Monday, August 23, 2010

Puli Inji / Inji Puli

Inji puli or puli inji as it is called, is part and parcel of onam sadya. A thick sauce that is sweet, spicy and tangy in taste.


Cut very finely

8 - Green chili
2'' to 3'' piece - Ginger
1 cup - Shallot or 2 - Onions

To roast & powder

1 tsp - Raw rice
1 tsp - Jeera /cumin
1/2 tsp - Pepper corns

Masala powders to be roasted

3 tsp - Coriander powder
1.5 tsp - Chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

Other ingredients

1 fist full - Tamarind
1 small cube size - Jaggery
Salt to taste


1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 - Dry red chili, split into two
Few curry leaves


1 ) Extract thick tamarind juice, from tamarind, adding about 1.5 to 2 cups of water to the tamarind. Roast the ingredients listed above.

2 ) Heat a kadai /wok with little coconut oil, Add mustard seeds and let it pop. Then add dry red chili, curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Then add finely chopped, green chili, ginger and onion. Fry on medium heat very well till the raw smell goes and the ingredients get fried to a medium brown color. Add more coconut oil as required.

3 ) Now add the roasted masala powders, mix and stir. Now pour in the tamarind juice, salt to taste, stir and cook till the sauce thicken up. Then add jaggery and let it blend in with the sauce. Now sprinkle the powdered, rice,jeera and pepper. Stir and mix and cook for a minute. Take off the stove and let it cool.

Serve inji puli for a grand onam sadya meal.


Gulmohar said...

Love inevitable part of sadya..Wish you and your family a wonderful Onam !!!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!! Happy Onam Pravs.

Satya said...

happy onam dear ..puli inji looks delicious


aipi said...

Puli inji is very new to me..looks spicy ,tangy n awesome :)

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Yummy spicy recipe !!

Kairali sisters said...

adipoli puliinnji, Onam okkke kemam ayo?

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful clicks,never tasted this but am sure would be yum...and happy onam pravs...

lissie said...

puli inji looks awesome! How was the Onasadhya...?

Suja Sugathan said...

Puli inji looks so delicious..looks too good Avittom dina aasamsakal..onam okke adipoli ayirunno :)

Priya said...

Slurppp, fingerlicking inji puli..

Chitra said...

I have a different version. Very nice.. will try urs soon :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Happy Onam..Nice dish

Sunitha said...

Nice one but my puli inji is diferent from this.thanks for you comment on aila pollichadu. thanks once again for visiting my blog

Homecooked said...

Wow...this looks delicious :)

Mallugirl said...

wow! so thick.. looks gorgeous!how was onam?

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my fav....with curd rice its heavenly :)