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Puliyinji - Tamarind Ginger Chutney

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The ingredients for puliyinji: ginger, tamarind, curry leaves, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, jaggery, salt, green chillies (Thai), dried cayenne chillies, oil (not pictured).

ingredients for puliyinji © ejm Feb2007

Curry Leaf (Murraya_koenigii) is an essential ingredient in South Indian cooking but especially in puliyinji. It is usually available in the refrigerated section of Indian groceries.

Curry Leaf © ejm Feb2007

Ginger and Tamarind are also essential ingredients.

Ginger and Tamarind © ejm Feb2007

Ginger and Tamarind are also essential ingredients.

Ginger and Tamarind © ejm Feb2007

Fry the spices then add curry leaves and fry some more.

Ginger and Tamarind © ejm Feb2007

Add the ginger and green chillies and continue frying, stirring from time to time, until the ginger is golden.

Ginger and Tamarind © ejm Feb2007

Stir in tamarind mixture, jaggery and salt. Stir until jaggery is melted and then allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring some more from time to time. Once the puliyinji is done, store in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator.

Ginger Tamarind Chutney© ejm Feb2007

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Puliyinji is fantastic with naan, rice, curry, lentils... you name it. You can bet we'll be serving puliyinji with tourtiere.

Puliyinji © ejm February 2007

to blog from OUR kitchen: puliyinji is a new staple (WHB) - includes recipe ~ breakfast treat: pakora and chole - includes recipe for pakora ~ another breakfast treat: aloo chops - includes recipe






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