Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle | How to make Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle

By Shyamala Kumar  |  17th Mar 2016  |  
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Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickleby Shyamala Kumar
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About Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle Recipe

A south Indian condiment, ‘Puzhimilagai’ is a green chilly pickle that has a chutney-like texture and tastes spicy with a fine balance of sourness and sweetness in it. As the name suggests, ‘Puzhi’ in Tamil means Imli\Tamarind and ‘Milagai’ means Chilly, the main ingredients that are needed in this recipe are fresh green chillies and imli.

Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle

Ingredients to make Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle

  • green chillies - 250 gms
  • Imli - medium lemon sized
  • Haldi\turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery - small lemon sized
  • salt to taste
  • hing - 1/2 tsp
  • mustard\Rai - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry patta - few twigs
  • Sesame/til oil-3-4 tbspn

How to make Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle

  1. Soak imli in 1/2 cup of water for 15 minutes, squeeze and extract imli water.
  2. Wash and pat dry the green chillies. Grind it into a thick paste. (if required, little bit of imli water can be used to grind the chillies).
  3. Take a thick bottomed kadai. Heat sesame/til oil, add rai, hing, curry patta. When the mustard seeds splutter add green chillies paste, imli water, haldi, salt and jaggery.
  4. Keep stirring in between and let it simmer till the oil separates. Taste and check for salt.
  5. Let it cool and store it in a clean airtight container, preferably a glass bottle.
  6. This green chilly pickle goes well with idly, dosa and upma varieties, stuffed parathas, theplas and also with any rice varieties like curd rice, coconut rice, lemon rice etc.

My Tip:

This recipe stays fresh for 1 or 2 months at room temperature and more if it is stored in a fridge. The above given quantity is suitable for 40 servings of 1 tsp each.

Reviews for Puzhimilagai\Green Chilly pickle (6)

Sukhwinder Takkar2 years ago


Anjana Maurya2 years ago


Gregory Tirkey2 years ago

wil definitely try dis.

Neelam Pandey Joshi2 years ago

Instead of imli can I use tamarind paste??

Naveen Anand2 years ago

yummy pickle

Girisha Sewak2 years ago