Kerala style sweet and sour pickle- puli inji recipe


  • Ginger-5 ( medium , sliced)
  • Shallot 8 to 9(small , sliced)
  • Green chilli5 or 6(cut , small )
  • Curry leaves-3 sprigs
  • Mustard seed-1 tsp
  • Asafoetida-small pieces
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Tamarind –small ball
  • Jaggery-small piece
  • Salt –to taste
  • Oil-3 tbsp


  • First, we Soak the tamarind for 5 to 10 minutes and extract the Juice, and keep a side
  • Heat oil in a mud pot ,add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start splutters .
  • Add ginger ,shallots asafoetida ,green chilli ,curry leaves and a pinch of salt, mix and saute
    well until it turns golden brown.
  • Again we add powders like turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well for some
  • Then we add tamarind water and little bit of salt ,stir continuously.
  • Then we add jaggery mix well and dissolve it, until the gravy thicken
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool
  • Serve and enjoy the Kerala style sweet and sour pickle..

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