Irumban Puli Veluthulli Achar is an easy to prepare and addictive dish. The minute I think of this lip smacking pickle, my mouth starts watering. My main love for this Star Fruit Garlic Pickle is that I have this Star Fruit tree in my garden and it fascinates me whenever I pluck the fruits because they are my own. These Bilimbi trees are short statured and the sour fruits grow in plenty almost throughout the year. No special care is required for these trees and no insecticide spraying is required. These fruit bunches hanging on trees is lovely. These are one of the cheapest fruits available and you get it almost free. These tangy flavored fruits are sometimes added to fish curries for that tartness. I usually add some salt and chillies to Irumban Puli and let it sit for a couple of days. I squeeze out the water and set off with the preparation. There is also an option for preferring sun dried Bilimbi for pickles. That too tastes very good.
Irumban Puli Veluthulli Achar was totally new for me. I tasted it at my aunt’s place and am a fan ever since. But doctors advise that bilimbi fruits cause gastric problems for some. But for me, I do not experience any such problems. Moreover pickles are always consumed in moderation. We all know that Bilimbi fruits are good for reducing cholesterol. The fruit seems good in controlling cough too. There are instances of Bilimbi fruits controlling internal bleeding too. Star Fruit Garlic Pickle is an easy preparation and perhaps one of the best preparations. The recipe is well detailed with necessary illustrations and images. For a typical Malayali pickle is a must for noon-day meals. You can explore a well detailed Irumban Puli Veluthulli Achar recipe here.