Irumban Puli Achar (bilimbi Pickle)
This fruit is popularly known as irumban puli, illimbi, bilimbi and Chilimbi throughout Kerala. It resembles a mini cucumber but is very tangy and rich in vitamin c. The specialty of this fruit is that it grows in clusters close to the tree trunk as well as branches. When it is very small and not very tangy we make stir fries with this fruit. Though not used quite commercially, in homes this fruit is pickled and also used for jams and preserves. We also add it to fish curry for the tangy flavour it imparts. This fruit is also native to Indonesia and many other South Asian countries.