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Dates Pulinkari – Date and Tamarind Curry


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Dates Pulinkari – Date and Tamarind Curry 

by Lamia Subair
A Sweet and Savoury side dish that goes well with rice and ‘Sadhyas’. Dates Pulinkari is quite easy to prepare as well! 

Dates Pulinkari – Date and Tamarind Curry

This was an entry in the Onam 2013 Contest.

Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 6
Date and Tamarind Curry


  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • ½ cup garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup ginger, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup melted jaggery (cane sugar- strain if needed)
  • tamarind, the size of lemon
  • 1 ½ to 2 Tbsp chilly powder
  • salt
  • coconut oil about ¼ cup
  • a handful of curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds


  • Soak the tamarind in a little boiled water till dissolved. Strain this solution and set aside.
  • Heat oil in semi deep pan.
  • Fry dates till softened set aside.
  • Fry garlic, then ginger as well (each separately) till light golden and set aside.
  • Remove oil except for 2- 3 Tbsp.
  • Crack mustard and curry leaves and lower the flame.
  • Add chilly powder and stir briefly.
  • Return the fried dates, garlic and ginger to the pan.
  • Also return the melted jaggery and the tamarind solution.
  • Let it boil well, till oil seperates on the top.

Dates Pulinkari – Date and Tamarind Curry

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  1. Avatar (Shameem Ali Musaliar) my vote. 4 years ago

    [Shameem Ali Musaliar]-MYVOTE

  2. Avatar Rassal Hamza 4 years ago

    Great recipe, I tried and loved it

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