Sweet Sour Ginger (Inji/Adarak) Chutney

by Kamala on May 21, 2010


Sweet_Sour_Ginger_Inji_Chutney_1 Ginger is a wonderful spice that gives flavor to the dish and also helps digestion. Sweet sour chutney with ginger flavor is easy to prepare and goes well with all snacks.

Ginger is known as Inji in Tamil and as Adarak in Hindi.


  • Chopped ginger pieces – 2 to 3 table spoon
  • Bengal gram – 2 table spoon
  • Urad dal – 2 table spoon
  • Coriander seed – 1 table spoon
  • Cumin seed – 1 tea spoon
  • Jaggery chopped – 3 table spoon
  • Red chilli – 6 no
  • Tamarind – marble size
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – 1 tea spoon
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard –½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 1 tea spoon



  • Heat a pan with 1 tea spoon of oil; add Bengal gram, urad dal, red chilli, coriander seed, cumin seed; fry till grams are golden in colour; add ginger and fry for few more minutes.

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  • Cool and grind with salt, tamarind and jaggery.

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  • Do the seasoning with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves with remaining oil; mix with chutney.
  • Serve with any snack.



  • The given quantity of ingredients give moderate sweet sour taste. You may vary the quantity as per your taste.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Chetana May 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

Hi Kamala,
First time to ur lovely informative space….liked dis chutney.
Will be bk for more.

Manju Rajender May 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Looking for this recipe Kamala. Thanks for sharing.

meena May 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm

all u r receipes are very nice,simple & good.post more receipes.


Sushma Mallya May 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Again a nice recipe, simply yum

Priya May 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Irresistible chutney, looks yummmyy!!

niloufer riyaz May 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

naa oorum chutney. Lovely recipe

Swathi May 22, 2010 at 12:14 am


Ginger chutney looks really yummy.I wish i could have it now

sangeeta May 24, 2010 at 12:36 am

this chutny is something i’d definitely try , read about this recently on another blog too , it’s new for me n a must try as i love ginger.

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