Malabar tamarind processed and dried naturally. This product is directly from farmers cultivating the product. PepperHub Collects it directly from the farmers and are packed and send to you. Malabar tamarind, a pumpkin-looking fruit that is popularly known as kudampuli or puli in Malayalam and Tamil, is the trendy cousin of mangosteen.
The tree is popularly found across India and grows in almost every backyard in Kerala. The fresh puli grows in a bright green to pale yellow colour, but undergoes a two-month curing process to become eligible for cooking. It is a mix of chilli, salt and kudampuli that makes a Kerala-style fish curry. Apart from being a souring agent for delicious dishes, kudampuli is well-known for offering multiple health benefits. For several years, the rinds of the fruit have been dried and consumed as a remedy for stomach ailments.
Kerala’s traditional fish curry preparation makes use of this dried Malabar Tamarind or Kudampuli as one of its main ingredients. The use of Kudampuli imparts sour flavour which inturn combines well with this spicy recipe. Kappa Puzhukku or Mashed tapioca with grounded coconut mixture along with traditional fish curry is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Kerala cuisine.
Health Benefits of Kudampuli or Kodampuli
In Ayurveda, Kudampuli is known to have medicinal values like providing relief for arthritis pain and ulcers, aiding digestion and weight loss. According to recent studies, some of the nutritive ingredients in Garcinia cambogia is considered to have a positive influence on weight loss. Having Garcinia cambogia would reduce the appetite and prevents the body from absorbing fat. Even when we consider all these qualities, clinical trials found no such compelling evidence with the use of Garcinia Cambogia.