Sign in    0

Malabar Tamarind (kudampuli) | Pepko Kerala Spices

  • Write a review
46.00 40.00 (-6 % OFF)



Check Delivery Your Pin Code

Kerala Malabar Tamarind: The Tangy Treasure from the Spice Coast

Pepko Kerala online spices bring's  Malabar tamarind, also known as Garcinia cambogia or kudampuli, is a unique fruit indigenous to the lush tropical regions of Kerala. This fruit is renowned for its distinctive sour flavor and numerous health benefits. It is a staple in Kerala’s culinary traditions, adding a tangy zest to various dishes.


  • Flavor: Malabar tamarind is characterized by its potent sour and slightly smoky flavor, which imparts a unique tanginess to dishes. This intense flavor profile makes it a key ingredient in South Indian cuisine.
  • Aroma: It has a sharp, tangy aroma with a hint of smokiness, enhancing the sensory appeal of the food it is added to.
  • Appearance: The fruit is small, yellowish-green when fresh, and turns dark brown to black when dried. The dried rinds are commonly used in cooking.
  • Texture: When dried, the rind becomes leathery and slightly sticky, which needs to be soaked in water before use to release its flavors.

Culinary Uses

  • Curries and Stews: Malabar tamarind is widely used in fish curries, particularly in Kerala, to provide a distinctive sour flavor that balances the richness of the coconut milk and spices.
  • Chutneys and Pickles: It is a popular ingredient in various chutneys and pickles, adding a tangy punch to these accompaniments.
  • Soups and Broths: The sourness of Malabar tamarind enhances the flavors of soups and broths, making them more refreshing and appetizing.
  • Marinades: Its acidic nature makes it an excellent tenderizer for meats and seafood, infusing them with its unique tangy taste.

Health Benefits

  • Weight Management: Malabar tamarind is widely known for its potential to aid in weight loss by helping to suppress appetite and inhibit fat production.
  • Digestive Health: It promotes digestive health by aiding digestion and alleviating digestive issues such as bloating and constipation.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Rich in antioxidants, it helps combat oxidative stress and supports overall health.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: The fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and support joint health

Related Products: