Saturday, April 14, 2012

Inji (Ginger) Curry

At first, I wish you all a very Happy Vishu.

Inji (ginger) curry is famous for its taste. It is an inevitable item for kerala style sadya on special occasions like Onam and Vishu. Ginger helps in digestion and has many other medicinal qualities. Here is the recipe of Inji curry.

Inji (ginger) Curry
           Ginger  -150 gms
           Gingely oil   -   3 tbsp
           Rice flour   -  1 tsp
           Mustard seeds   -  1/4 tsp
           Fenugreek seeds    -  1/4 tsp
           Red chilly    -    2-3 nos
           Green chilly   -   3-4 finely chopped
           Turmeric powder   -   1/4 tsp
           Chilly powder   -   1-1.5 tbsp
           Fenugreek powder  -  1/4 tsp
           Asafoetida  -  1/4 tsp
           Tamarind pulp  -   of a lemon size ball
           Jaggery grated  -  1-1.5 tbsp
           Salt  -  to taste

Clean and wash ginger. Finely chop it. (You may slice the ginger and use the 'incher' of your mixer grinder for this purpose). In gingely oil, fry the ginger till golden brown and keep aside. Add the rice flour when  frying is halfway done. It will ease the frying process and will give thickness to the gravy at the final stage. 

Splutter mustard and fenugreek seeds  in the left over oil. Add curry leaves,  red chillies and green chillies. When it is fried, simmer the flame. Add  turmeric powder, chilly powder, fenugreek powder and  asafoetida (kaayam/hing). Fry for few seconds. Then add the tamarind pulp and salt. Add half cup water. Let it boil and add  the fried ginger. Stir for few seconds. Boil for few minutes.  Add grated jaggery and boil for few mins. Check the taste and adjust salt, tamarind and jaggery if needed. Sprinkle a pinch of asafoetida over the curry. Turn off the flame.  

Let it cool and store it in air tight glass container. You may keep this in fridge atleast for a month, if you won't finish it before that. Tasty and good for health.

See you next time...


  1. first of all Happy vishu to u as well....the ginger curry looks really yummy...
    loved your comment,
    thanks for commenting on my post...googly eyes challange at


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