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Puli Inghi

- recipe by Raji Ramakrishnan submitted on 08-28-2012

(Tamarind Ginger Pickle)

Tamarind - 1  big lemon sized ball
Green chillies - 10 nos (finely chopped) (Use less spicy ones - adjust accoding to your taste)
Ginger - a medium size piece (finely chopped)
Jaggery - 2 pieces or  2 tblsp grated (adjust the same according to your taste)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - as required

Oil - 2 tblsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds  1/4 tsp
Channa dal (Bengal Gram) - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
1. Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice 
2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and channa dal.
3. When it splutters, add the chopped green chilly, ginger and curry leaves. Saute for a minute.
4. Add the tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, salt, jaggery  and boil
5. Boil it till it starts reducing and you get a semi solid inchi puli. 
6. Add the asafoetida. Remove from the gas.

This is a kind of pickle and served on the left hand side of the banana leaf during the "sadya". It lasts for about a month if kept in fridge.

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this recipe is really helpful to me..thank you for sharing,,I will make it soon..!
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Thank you. Do try it..

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