Inji Curry

Inji Curry

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The recipe…

 

Inji Curry
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Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • Ginger – 100 gm
  • Tamarind – size of a small lime
  • Chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Jaggery – size of a gooseberry
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Fenugreek powder – 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Cut the cleaned ginger in round slices. Fry them in coconut oil. Crush the fried ginger using a mortar and pestle. Add 1 tbsp of water to tamarind and make a pulp. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, jaggery and salt. Mix well and add crushed ginger too. Add ½cup of water to this and mix well.
  2. Heat some more oil in the same pan in which you fried ginger and splutter mustard. Add curry leaves and the tamarind, jaggery & ginger mixture. Let it boil till it becomes thick. Add fenugreek powder & mix. Remove from fire.
Notes
Once it is cooled completely, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for for a week or so.

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  • priya

    can i make this with dry ginger powder………probably if i roast the ginger with oil and make it…….i dont have access to fresh ginger before onam

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi priya

      I’ve made this only with fresh ginger. however as you’ve written if you roast the dry giger powder first and then mix it with tamarind pulp, it might work :) Its sad that you dont have access to fresh ginger :(, anyways
      hope it comes out well…

      Happy onam to you and your family!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • priya

    i made inji curry with the dry ginger and it did come out lovely….my true mallu hubby said it was smelling wonderful as i was making it….and he also said that it tasted wonderful….the recipe for inji curry i have is almost similiar except that there is coconut in it and no jaggery

    happy onam to you and ur family too…hope you have a wonderful time

  • priya

    i stay in cairo and there are not mny indians or asians around the place i stay….so i have to go to a supermarket or mall where there are lots of indians and thats where i get fresh ginger……the shops around my apartment do not keep fresh ginger….and its also quite expensive around here

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Priya

      Hope you had a wonderful Onam!! Happy to know that Inji curry came out well, that too with dry ginger :)

      We had been to Cairo four years back. It reminded me of Bombay :) Anyways, I didnt know that its difficult to get Indian stuff there.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Priya & Jamie

    Hello Maria,

    I have tried out this recipe..turned out to be one of the best dishes I have made during xmas lent:)

  • jaya

    Thanks a lot. I was in search of this recipe which my grandmothers makes the same way. delicious.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Jaya, thank you so much :)

  • rashida

    It’s the first time i visited your website, I would like to remind you that it would be best if you could put the recipes truely well in English term as European people nowadays enjoy indian cooking, like me I wanted to try your recipe but I don’t know what “”ada”” mean and it put me off . no offence meant .thank you

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashida,

      Thanks for sharing your feedback.

      I usually try my best to give the english name of the ingredients. However for certain ingredients I’m not very sure/cant find the appropriate English term for the same and hence I tend to leave it in Malayalam itself.

      Hope you find some interesting recipes here and try it out too. Your feedback is always welcome.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • ramya

        @Maria, hii Maria..
        thanks a lot for all ur Onam recipes..i made Avival,Inji curry,Parippu curry,Carrot and beans thoran,Pavaka pachadi and ada pradhaman..everything came out well…tasty and yummy :)got good comments..the credit goes to mariasmenu..
        we had a good onam with family and friends
        thank u..God bless u
        ramya

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Ramya,

          WOW!! You almost made the entire veggie recipes from here, thanks a ton dear :) I’m really happy that you liked all the recipes.

          Thanks for the wishes too…

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Reena Ganesh

    hi maria

    how abt using sugar instead of jaggery… becoz i donno any dishes made using jaggery, i dont keep a stock of that

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Reena,

      This is a traditional Onam recipe & I guess using jaggery is ideal if you want to have the true taste of this dish.

      I havent tried it yet with sugar & hence I’m not sure how it’ll be. Also I guess to get this brownish trademark color of inji curry, you may have to caramelize the sugar & use it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Natzoey

    hey maria, 
                  
                  tried your injicurry, tastiest ,easiest wonderful recipe thax a lot .
        looking for more good recipes frm you
                                                               best wishes
                                                                                 thushara

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Thushara,

      You are welcome dear. Good to know that you liked the recipe. Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • thushara

    hey maria
    tried your inji curry recipe , tastiest, easiest, wonderful recipe.
    tnx a lot.

  • Ranjinikrishnaraj

    hi maria,i tried almost all your vegetarian recipes and it all came out very well.i tried recipes frm other blogs also,but none of them came out satisfactorily,dont know why.so can u pls pls add more veg recipes?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ranjini,

      wow! I’m thrilled to read your comment. Thanks a lot for such a sweet comment :) I will try to include more veg recipes…

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ranjini,

      wow! I’m thrilled to read your comment. Thanks a lot for such a sweet comment :) I will try to include more veg recipes…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sindhoo Chandra

    Hai Maria, I am new in your blog but i wonder to see most of recipes are very simple.  I like it.  Expect more from you…….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sindhoo,

      Thanks for dropping by. I usually post everyday cooking recipes :) Hope you get to try some recipes soon.

      Take care..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • krish

    hi Maria…wishing you & your family a very Happy Onam in advance,I love your recipes & I share with my friends here in Kathmandu,Nepal

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Krish! Great to know that you like the recipes and thanks for sharing it…

      Wish you too a happy onam in advance! Do you celebrate it on a large scale?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • eneela

    hiiii maria i luv trying ur recipes pls ………….put some more onam recipes

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Eneela,

      Great to know that you like the recipes posted here, thanks dear :) I’ve posted a few more Onam recipes, hope you saw them..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • robin

    hi maria,
    i tried this recipe today. i added 1/2 tsp on fried Fenugreek powder at the end and it turn out tasting very bitter. :-(
    robin

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Robin,

      Sorry to hear it turned out bitter :( I’m not sure why it happened like that…

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • Midhu Ninan

    Hi Maria,

    Tried all your ONAM recipes made a fantastic sadhya,as it was my first ONAM after marriag ,enjoyed trying out your recipes,sadhya was scrumptious especially my husband liked this inji curry.
    Thank you so much Maria……your recipes ROCKZZZZ…….(y) (y)

    Cheers
    Midhu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hey Midhu,

      Thanks a lot dear :) I’m so happy that MM was a part of your first Onam!

      Cheers
      Maria

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