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Dates Inji puli

Inji curry recipe with dates
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: popular recipes of kerala, sadhya, sadhya recipes
Servings: 1 cups
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 lemon sized tamarind
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped ginger
  • 2 long green chilli - finely chopped
  • 5 no dates - finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Boil the tamarind in 2.5 cups water for 5 minutes and rest for 15 minutes
  • squeeze and prepare the tamarind extract. keep it aside until use.
  • Heat oil and fry ginger for a minute. further, add chopped green chilli and fry till ginger is slightly golden.
  • furthermore, add chopped dates and fry for a minute.
  • strain and add tamarind water, salt to taste and mix well.
  • let it boil on medium heat while stirring in between.
  • It has to thicken and become like a jam-like consistency.



  • adjust more/less dates based on its sweetness. 
  • some recipes do call for dry ginger powder. but its optional.