May 16, 2015

Grandma's Chilli & Tamarind Pickle Recipe / Puli Mulagai Recipe

This is my all time favourite one, it is sweet, salty, tangy and spicy all in one bowl. Love it so much with curd rice, but i enjoying just dipping a spoon into the sauce and licking it. It is really finger licking good..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it
turns out for you..

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Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins


Chillies - 1/2 kg (i used a small variety of banana pepper, you can use any mild spicy chilli)
Tamarind - around 1 cup
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 1 cup grated
Salt to taste
Water around 2 to 3 cups


Take tamarind in a bowl, cover with water, let it soak for 30 mins.

Now squeeze it and drain the liquid, add more water to the tamarind and extract more juice.

Now wash and drain the chillies.

Take them in a large pot. Add in tamarind water, cover and cook till the chillies are half cooked

Now add in jaggery and continue cooking till it get thick.

Keep cooking till it gets really thick.

Once it is thick, take it off the heat and add in salt. Mix well.

Leave the mix to cool down, store in air tight container in fridge.

This can be stored for a month in fridge.

Take a good amount of tamarind in a bowl

cover with water..Let it sit for 15 mins so
the tamarind soften

squeeze well

Strain and set aside..this is tamarind juice

This is the chilli variety which grandma uses..
You can use any chillies which is mildly spicy

wash them well..

drain them

add it to a pot

cover with the tamarind juice

pop a lid over it and cook

cook till the chillies are half cooked

now add in a good amount of tamarind

mix well and keep cooking

It will get thick and thicker

now the mix has got really thick. take it off the heat

add in salt

mix well

Let it cool down, then store it in a container in fridge.


  1. Pickle looks very yummy ...will try dis soon

  2. Pickle looks very yummy....will try this soon....


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