Inji Curry

Course: Dip
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, Kerala Cuisine, South Indian
Keyword: Inji Curry, Kerala Recipes, Onam Recipes, Sadya, Sadya Recipes
Servings: 3
Author: Maria Jose Martin
Traditional Kerala Sadya recipe. Inji Curry packs a punch with the wonderful flavor combination os sweet, sour and spicy.
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  • 100 gms Ginger
  • Small lime size Tamarind
  • 2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 3 tsp Coriander powder
  • Gooseberry size Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder
  • Coconut oil


  • Cut the cleaned ginger in round slices. Fry them in coconut oil, till it's golden brown.
  • Crush the fried ginger using a mortar and pestle.
  • Add 2 tbsp of water to tamarind and make a pulp. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, jaggery and salt. Mix well.
  • Add crushed ginger and 1/2cup of water to this and mix well.
  • Heat oil in the same pan (you can use the remaining oil) in which you fried ginger and splutter mustard. Add curry leaves and the tamarind, jaggery & ginger mixture. Let it boil till it becomes thick, around 8 - 10 mins. Add fenugreek powder & mix. Remove from fire.


Once it is cooled completely, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for for a week or so.