Irumban puli Achar| Dried Bilimbi Pickle | ഉണക്കിയ ഇരുമ്പൻ പുളി അച്ചാർ

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 1:30 h
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Irumban puli achar | Dried Bilimbi Pickle

Spicy mouth watering pickle with dried bilimbi

Irumban puli achar with dried bilimbi. Pickle with dried bilimbi was new to me. I tasted this recipe from my MIL. It is one of mom’s best recipes. As we all know bilimbi is good for cholesterol problems. In Kerala, we used to make fish curry with bilimbi. I have already posted the traditional Bilimbi pickle | irumban pickle recipe. Hope you all will like this recipe.

Health Benefits of Irumban puli/Bilimbi

Bilimbi is a tangy fruit/vegetable used in side dishes as well as chutney instead of tamarind.
The fruit seems to be effective against coughs and thrush.
It fights against cholesterol and is used as a tonic and laxative.
The fruit is also known to control internal bleeding in the stomach.
The leaves serve as a paste on itches, swelling, mumps or skin eruptions.
Syrup made from Bilimbi is a cure for fever and inflammation.
It is also used to stop rectal bleeding and alleviate internal hemorrhoids.

Other Pickle recipes

1.Garlic pickle
2.pomelo fruit pickle
3.Sardine pickle
4.Easy gooseberry pickle
5.Instant apple pickle
6.Bilimbi pickle | irumban pickle
7.Mango pickle
8.Tender mango pickle
9.Dried bilimbi pickle
10.beetroot pickle
11.Gooseberry pickle | nellikka achar
12.Orange pickle


50 no of Bilimbi
20 cloves of Garlic
3 tbsp. of Ginger
2 tbsp. of Vinegar
1 cup of Hot water
2 tbsp. of Chilli powder
1/4 spn. of Fenugreek powder
1/4 spn. of Asafoetida
1/4 spn. of Mustard seeds
A handful of Curry leaves
Salt to taste
4 tbsp. of Oil


Step 01

Wash the irumban puli well and dry with a cloth. Slice into small pieces.

Step 02

Mix some salt with the irumban puli pieces and dry in the hot sun for 2 days.

Step 03

Soak irumban puli in vinegar and hot water for 30 min.

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 05

Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 06

Add sliced garlic,ginger and curry leaves.

Step 07

Add chilli powder , Fenugreek powder ,asafoetida and sauté well for 1 min in very low flame. Add irumban puli with soaked water.

Step 08

Cook for 5 min in medium flame. Do not cover the pan.

Step 09

Serve after 2 hour.

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