Inji (Ginger) Thokku

Ginger thokku is a South Indian condiment made from ginger, which is a popular spice used in many Indian dishes for its strong and spicy flavor. Ginger thokku is made by grinding ginger along with other ingredients such as tamarind, red chili powder, jaggery, salt, and various spices.

The mixture is then cooked with oil until it reaches a thick and spreadable consistency. Ginger thokku is usually eaten as a side dish or as a condiment with rice, chapati, dosa, or idli. It is also known for its medicinal properties and is said to aid digestion and boost immunity.

Ginger thokku can be made at home or purchased from Indian grocery stores. It can also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Inji Thokku

Inji (Ginger) Thokku

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: PickleCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Ginger thokku is made by grinding ginger along with other ingredients such as tamarind, red chili powder, jaggery, salt, and various spices


  • Ginger – 4 to 5 big pieces

  • Red Chillies – 6 to 8

  • Fenugreek – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind – lemon size

  • Jaggery – lemon size

  • Oil – 3 to 4 tablespoons

  • Salt – 2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Wash the ginger, scrap the skin and cut it into small pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in little hot water
  • In a kadai put the fenugreek and dry fry till it become slightly pink. Do not over fry. Remove and powder it.
  • Put the oil in a kadai and when it is hot, add ginger pieces and fry till it slightly changes its colour. Remove and keep it aside.
  • Same kadai, add mustard and when it pops up, add red chillies and fry just for a second and remove.
  • First Grind ginger, soaked tamarind (along with the water in which it is soaked), jaggery to a fine paste. Before removing, add seasoned mustard and red chillies along with fenugreek powder, salt and grind it once again.

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  • If you do not want, you can omit jaggery. In that case, you can reduce the chillies.


  1. அநன்யா மஹாதேவன்

    absolutely lipsmacking!!!! woah.. slurp! thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous

    Dear Kamala,

    The ginger thokku was too good.It tasted exactly like AAD(Ambika Apalam depot) ginger thokku. It tasted like heaven with curd rice 🙂 Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.I tried your Mango halwa and it is a keeper recipe. I loved it.Looking forward to try more recipes.


  3. gonna try this one … me and my hubby are big fans of ginger thokku. thanks for posting. This is the first time i am visiting your blog and very impressed with the variety .. love it

  4. is it chutney or pickle?

  5. Hi Shaikh,

    It is pickle.

  6. Your recipes are really good. I like them a lot


  7. i like all your receipes , so please suggest me which dish should i cook to make my mother in law to surprise

  8. Thanks for a lovely recipe! Tried this a few days ago and really enjoyed it. Do check my blog for the post. Thanks again!

  9. Mam,

    i am a hotel management student i just checked your recipes really its
    awesome and so many thngs are there to learn hope ill try


  10. Very tasty like puli inji

  11. Ginger thou was superb.! Tried it today! Thank you!

  12. saranyasiva

    Ur recepies are super mam

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