Irumban Puli Curry | Kerala Style Bilimbi Curry


Irumban Puli Curry is a lip smacking traditional styled curry dish with a coconutty flavor enjoyed well with steamed rice. In Kerala, you can discover Irumban Puli trees in the back yards of almost all houses. The green colored fruit grows in plenty in bunches. This is the season when you can see Irumpan puli trees covered with puli so eventually it becomes the most recurring curry ingredients of the season. Irumban Puli is usually savored by immersing in rock salt solution. Tasty pickles are also prepared and stored for later use. With rice gruel or Kanji you need no other dish, only irumban puli achar is needed. In Kerala, you can also see a delicious sea food preparation with Irumban Puli pieces added to fishes like prawns, sardine etc and cooked. Irumban Puli is added as a substitute to Gambooge or Kodam Puli. This is a traditional favorite cooked in clay pots.

Today I’m going to share a simple and instant naadan Irumban Puli Curry. The colorful, tangy flavored curry requires no other side dishes as accompaniment with hot rice. This is a mildly spiced curry dish rich in creamy coconutty flavor. There are a lot many health benefits of Bilimbi fruit. It regulates blood sugar levels, manages hypertension, cures cough and cold, effective in treating hemorrhoids and fortifies bone health. Kerala Style Bilimbi Curry is one of the most popular and easy to prepare curry dishes in Kerala. The curry is unique and special with a distinct tangy flavor. The healthy curry dish is a favorite dish very popular in Kerala. You can also add some vegetables like drumsticks while cooking the dish and that makes the dish double nutritious. You can explore a well detailed recipe for Kerala Style Bilimbi Curry here. Enjoy the dish with your family and loved ones.

Irumban Puli Curry | Kerala Style Bilimbi Curry

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • Take a clay pot and add Bilimbi, green chilies, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt as required.
  • Add 2 cups of water and mix well.
  • Add curry leaves and cook till it turns into a thin consistency.
  • When it is well cooked pour the coconut paste. When it starts to boil, remove it from the flame.
  • Finally heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and pour it into the curry.
  • Delicious and tangy flavored Irumban Puli curry is ready now.


You can visit this link Irumban Puli Achar. You can also visit this link Irumban Puli Squash.
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    Harini Vino July 1, 2021

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