Valam Puli Achar | Kerala Tamarind Pickle

Valam Puli Achar | Kerala Tamarind Pickle

Valam Puli Achar | Kerala Tamarind Pickle

Valam Puli Achar | Kerala Tamarind pickle is a sweet,sour and hot pickle prepared by mixing melted jaggery and tamarind with some spices. It has a unique taste according to the way of preparation,today i would love to share the authentic Valam Puli Achar,which is one of my mom's staple recipe. Those of you have not tasted it do give a try and you will be hooked. This is the traditional way of making tamarind pickle. You can also make this pickle using garlic and ginger. These pickles can be stored in air tight bottles for up to 2 or 3 months. The sour taste of tamarind and the heat of the spices used can help in giving a delicious taste. The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Please find a details recipe for Kerala Tamarind pickle.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 20 People



  • Remove the brown skin of tamarind
  • Mix all the dry ingredients
  • Coat each tamarind in this dried masala mix
  • Transfer it into a glass bottle
  • Melt jaggery in water and let it cool.pour it over the spiced tamarind and mix well
  • It is ready now.


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    Nizmin August 19, 2023

    Nice recipe….I’m going to try this soon. Will it be good if we add little jeera pdr and methi pdr.

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