TASTE OF INJI PULI

Inji Puli is a harmonious blend of five basic tastes such as  (1)bitter (2) sweet (3) sour (4) salty and (5) hot.  This unique combination follow  Ayurvedic tradition to create a palatable herbal spread suing ingredients which fits the categories.

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IS INJI HOT and SPICY?

One of the first question that we keep hearing from our new customers who visit us in the farmer's markets and other places is that whether Inji Puli , "hot and spicy?" . I found this question extremely complex  because there is no way anyone can give any straight answer as  these terms "hot and spicy"  essentially represents an amazing range of taste variations and spice combinations, which are evolved through several centuries human interactions with nature. I do understand the meaning of hot and spicy in a general sense as pepper hot or chilly hot which for many, is the "taste" which most likely they have acquired from "Indian restaurants". The term hot and spicy is thus linked to another two extremely complicated  words , India and restaurants.

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INJI GINGER

You might have noticed that Inji, the Malayalam word for Ginger has a striking similarity to the English pronunciations of Ginger! Ginger, like Turmeric is an amazing plant migrated from its original location, deep rain forests of Western Ghats in South India to all over the world.

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STORY OF INJI PULI

Inji Puli in Malayalam language means Ginger Tamarind chutney, has been one of my most favorite condiment from Kerala for its unique  blend of  hot, lemony and sweet tastes. It is an amazing appetizer and wonderful aid in digestion and goes greatly with any of your cooked foods as a condiment. Carrie discovered that it is just right for Ice Cream! 

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TURMERIC TYPES AND USES

I have tasted Turmeric grown in different parts of India but am more familiar with the following five verities which are grown mainly in Kerala. Most of them are yellow in color but there are white and black turmeric which are less popular and cultivated less. 

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