Kudampuli / Malabar Tamarind – 450gm

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Malabar Tamarind, scientifically known as Garcinia Cambogia, is a traditional spice available particularly in tropical regions. The local name of this spice is ‘Kudampuli’. It is specifically used to add sour taste in the authentic Kerala fish curries.

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Kudampuli – Garcinia cambogia is commonly known as “Malabar Tamarind”. Garcinia cambogia trees are found in the tropical countries. They belong to the family Guttiferae.Kudampuli –Garcinia cambogia is a small or medium sized tree with rounded crown and horizontal or drooping branches. Leaves are dark green and shining, elliptic obovate, 2-5 inch long and 1 – 3 inch broad. The fruit, which is 4 – 5cm in diameter is green in colour changes to yellow or red when ripe and resembles a small pumpkin. It has deep longitudinal grooves (6-8) and 6 to 8 seeds.Surrounded by a succulent aril . We collect this directly from the farmers of malabar region of kerala.Unlike its name Malabar tamarind, it is a small round-shaped fruit which resembles miniature of pumpkin. The reason behind sour taste is the presence of a hydroxycitric acid which adds the sour flavour to the fruit.

Kudampuli is used in dry form like any other Indian spice. It goes through a long procedure to reach that form. The ripened fruit is plucked from vine and sun-dried. After that, it turns black and leathery in appearance. It is an exclusive element in Kerala cuisine which adds a punch of sourness to the creamy flavour of coconut. One can get pure Garcinia Cambogia from traditional markets and the villages where best Garcinia Cambogia vines are situated.

Weight 0.45 kg


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