Kodampuli refers to a fruit from Kerala, India which is used as souring agent as substitute for tamarind, especially for making Meen Curry. This is considered to be a magical fruit that transforms every South Indian dish delicious. It is one of the important ingredient present in South Indian pantry.

Kodampuli is called Kodam Puli, Kudampuli, Kudam Puli or Kudampuly. Kodampuli is also called Malabar Tamarind.

Below is a picture of Kodampuli Tree. The source of the magical fruit in Kerala, India

Below is the green version of Kodampuli straight from the tree

Two (2) pictures below are yellow Kodampuli which is almost ripe and to be readied soon for drying.

The dried form of Kodampuli is the one used as souring ingredient for many South Indian dishes.

The very dried magical fruit - Kodampuli or Malabar Tamarind
The very dried magical fruit - Kodampuli or Malabar Tamarind
"Black and yet so beautiful" Malabar Tamarind

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