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Pirandai Oorugai/ Adamant creeper pickle

Kalpana V Sareesh
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Pirandai Oorugai/ Adamant creeper pickle RECIPE

Adamant creeper pickle, unforgotten grand ma's recipe. This is a traditonal tamil Brahmins recipe which is made using fresh spices and stone ground.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Condiments
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Pirandai – 1 cup (cleaned)
  2. Red chillies – 10 nos or as per spice needed
  3. tamarind – Large gooseberry sized or 1 tsp tamarind paste
  4. Sesame oil – 4 tbsp
  5. mustard – 1 tsp
  6. fenugreek – 1 tsp
  7. asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
  8. salt - 3/4 tsp or as required


  1. Select tender pirandais, remove the leaves attached to it and rinse them well. Peel the sides of the pirandai / creeper you can see the fiber (naar) and remove them using a small knife. Chop them into small pieces and they are ready to use.
  2. Heat half tsp oil in a pan add pirandai, red chillies, tamarind saute well and set aside to cool.
  3. Dry roast fenugreek and mustard seeds cool them and crush them coarsely using a mortar pestel.
  4. Grind pirandai, red chillies, tamarind {if using tamarind paste add at this stage} to very coarse paste or if you have ammikallu / a bigger mortal pestel you can crush them to coarse paste.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai add the paste, asafoetida, salt mix well and in low heat saute well approx 8 mins. Add fenugreek and mustard powder to it give a nice mix.
  6. Cook in low heat for another 4 mins remove it, cool and store in air tight container.

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shashikala gudla
shashikala gudla   Sep-16-2017

What's pirandai

Fatima Parkar
Fatima Parkar   Mar-10-2017

Looks lovely and interesting. What is piraindais?

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