Chathura Puli Chammanthi

Kerala style star fruit pickle.


  • 250 grams Star fruit, salted
  • 3 Garlic bulbs, peeled
  • 1 small piece Ginger
  • 4 Green chilies, chopped
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 3 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek powder
  • 1 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil as required


  1. Heat oil and fry green chilies and curry leaves.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes until golden brown.
  3. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, asafetida, and mustard powder. MIx well.
  4. Add a cup of water and vinegar. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  5. Add salt and cook covered for few minutes.
  6. Add star fruit, mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Serve Chathura puli Chammanthi after 2 days.

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