Puliyinji is nothing but tamarind and ginger chutney. It is a sweet and sour sauce made by simmering fried ginger (inji) in jaggery and tamarind (puli) sauce. Puliyinji is also known as Inji Curry in some regions of Kerala. Puliyinji can be refrigerated and stored for a long time. It is served as pickle. This aids digestive system and during festival it is a belief that eating puliyinji before and after meals helps in heavy food digestion.
Thokku is nothing but green (immature) tamarind fruit chutney. This is yummy chutney and can be mixed with rice or taken as side pickle with yogurt rice, roti or with sandwich bread. Main ingredients are raw tamarind, salt, green chillis, red chillis, little turmeric, asafetida seasoned with mustard, curry leaves. It can be stored for longtime in refrigerator.