Try the recipe for Simple Kerala Ginger Curry ( Inchi Curry). Truly, it is the same legendary dish, the clever girl prepared for the scholar who demanded nooru curry, for lunch. In Malayalam language, nooru means hundred. Really this dish will be an exhilarating experience to your taste buds. Definitely, you can enjoy a meal only with this ginger curry and boiled rice. Indeed, you won’t bother about any other side dishes. Because, it is quite clear, right from the name itself, as the dish is equivalent to a hundred dishes.
Moreover, it is an unavoidable item for sadya, the feast served on a cut banana leaf. For example, on festivals like Onam, Vishu etc. and functions such as marriage or house warming.
Surely, I will share with you the recipe for the Simple Kerala Ginger Curry. Especially, for the dish with an absolute combination of hot, sweet and sour tastes.
- Ginger – 100 gms
- Shallots ( peeled and chopped) – 50 gms
- Green chillies ( chopped) – 3 nos
- Coconut cut into small pieces – 2 tbsp
- Cashmiri chilli powder – 1 tbsp
- Coriander powder – 2tbsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Tamarind ( soaked in water) – Size of a lemon
- Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Water – as needed
- Jaggery – 2 tsp
- Mustard – 1 tsp
- Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
- Red chilli cut into pieces – 3nos
- Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
How to make:
First, peel wash and cut the ginger into small pieces. Then, grind it in the mixer jar. Squeeze, and keep the juice and residue separately.
Next, heat oil in a pan and fry the coconut pieces. Add chopped shallots, green chillies and ginger residue. Fry for a few minutes till the ginger turns golden brown.
Meanwhile, squeeze the tamarind in water and filter the juice. Mix chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to the juice. Add this mixture to the pan and stir well.
Above all, add the most important ingredient – ginger juice ( preferably add according to your required quantity).
Cover the pan with a lid, and cook on a medium flame till the gravy thickens. Finally, add jaggery, for a perfect blending of all flavors. Also it gives the delicious aroma to our ginger curry.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard. Then, fry curry leaves and red chilies together. Add this to the ginger curry. And your favorite Simple Kerala Ginger Curry is ready,
Try to make this simple, healthy, tasty dish, and enjoy the real taste of Kerala.
( In Malayalam language, another meaning for the word nooru, is extract or juice🙂. You can read the story from Aithihyamala ( meaning: Garland of Stories) a centuries old collection of stories ).