Puli Inji Recipe | Onam Sadya Recipe ( video recipe)

Puli Inji with step by step picture and video.

Puli Inji is one of the dishes served in Onam Sadya. It is somewhat similar to pickle. Grated or chopped ginger in cooked and simmered in spiced tamarind juice till it becomes thick. It stays wells for a week.
 I got this recipe from here. Try this easiest recipe with ginger and enjoy with your rice.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Recipe type: pickle
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Makes: 1/2 cup
Author: Babitha


  • Grated ginger- 3\4 cup
  • Tamarind - big lemon size
  • Green chilli-2, finely chopped(optional)
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tsp( according to your spice level)
  • turmeric powder- 1\4 tsp
  • Jaggery- a small piece
  • Sesame/gingelly oil or coconut oil -2 -3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1\2 tsp
  • Hing powder- 1\4 tsp
  • Salt to taste


Video in Tamil.

1. Clean the outer skin of ginger and grated it or chop it finely. Soak tamarind in water and extract juice from it.

2. Heat oil in a pan, pop out the mustard and Hing powder. then add grated ginger and saute for a while.

3. Then add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, tamarind juice, jaggery, and salt. Let it all cook well till it becomes thick.

4. When the oil floats on top the pan switches it off, cool it, and transfer it to a clean, dry container.

Enjoy your rice.

Pictures updated on 1/9/2020.


  1. i love pulinji... would continue eating it after the sadya... urs looks yum...

  2. This is the one appetizer I love in the entire onam sadya/feast.. This looks perfect

  3. puli inji looks delicious perfect one.


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