Puliyinji is a traditional kerala recipe. It is one of the main dishes in Sadhya.


Ingredients : 

  1. Tamarind : Lemon size ball
  2. Ginger : 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  3. Jaggery : 1/4 cup, grated
  4. Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  5. Chilly powder : 1 tsp
  6. Green chilly : 6 nos, chopped
  7. mustard seeds : 1 tsp
  8. dry red chilly : 2 , broken
  9. curry leaves : 2 springs
  10. coconut oil
  11. salt


Method : 

  1. Soak tamarind in 3/4 cup warm water for 10 mins and extract the juice.
  2. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt to the tamarind juice and boil it.
  3. When the juice thickens add grated jaggery and continue boiling for few mins.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
  5. Add dry red chilly and saute.
  6. Add curry leaves and chopped green chilly and saute.
  7. Add finely chopped ginger and saute.
  8. Add this to the boiled tamarind-jaggery mix.
  9. Puliyinji is ready to serve.


  • You can keep it in refrigerator for 1 or 2 weeks.
  • Make it day before the sadhya to settle the flavors well and taste better.

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