Puli Milagai/Green Chilly in Tamarind Sauce

Today's recipe for Cooking from a Cook book Challenge (CCC) event is Puli Milagai,an accompaniment with a blend of spicy,tangy and mild sweet taste.
Puli milgai goes very well with curd rice and the consistency is personal preference,it can be made slightly runny or pickle like consistency.As we prefer pickle like consistency I made it slightly thicker.
This recipe I noted down from my sister's recipe collections,now on to the recipe........................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Makes ~3/4 cup


Green Chilly/pachamilgai20-25(sliced)
Tamarind/pulismall lemon size
Jaggery/vellam11/2-2 tbs
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu3/4tsp
Fenugreek seeds/vendayam1/8tsp
Salt3/4- 1tsp


Slice the green chillies and soak the tamarind in a cup of water,extract the juice.Set it aside.

Heat a pan with oil and crackle the mustard and fenugreek seeds,add the sliced green chillies.Saute it for couple of minutes.Add the tamarind water,salt and turmeric powder.Let it boil in a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the raw smell disappears.

Add the jaggery and cook it for 2-3 minutes or till it reaches the desired consistency.Put off the fire.

Store it in a glass container after cooling.


  • The amount of jaggery can be increased according to personal preference.
  • While slicing the green chillies remove some seeds to avoid extra spicy.
  • Here I used the small variety of green chilly,if you are using the long one reduce it to half of the amount.
  • Puli milgai tastes better on the next day and can be stored in room temperature for 3-4 days and in refrigerator for 10 days.
  • Instead of jaggery,brown sugar can be used.
This recipe is off to Cook Book Challenge #3 December week 2.


OMG, this is something my husband and inlaws would love to eat with curd rice!!

Mouth watering Pili Mulagai.. Nice..

Tangy and inviting looking green chili sauce. Wonderfully prepared.

wow love the glass jar!!! looks so perfect in there!! love this delicious and tangy pickle!!


Mmmm.. that is such a yummy looking sauze -- spicy & yummy!!

I love this so much its my all time fav just curd rice and this is like a heaven for me love it.

tangy and inviting milagai...My great grand ma does this .. Love to taste this

omg its tempting me so much aks... But still I didn't try or taste... Will try soon...

Puli milagai looks very tempting, would love to have them with curd rice :)

with rice, this must be fantastic

Tangy and yummy sauce. Mouthwatering also.

I can feel the spiceness in me. lovely.

That's my favorite Nalini..and pictures are so good..

Wow so spicy and tangy chillies ! Lovely....

Ohh slurpping nalini!!! chance-e illai this is very very tempting-a!!!!

Mouth watering! It must be awesome with curd rice.

Spicy and tangy puli milagai.. Must taste divine with thayir saadham :)

My mom used to make something similar and I loved eating it with dosai

OMG the pic are so tempting, ,mu mouth has started watering have bookmarked it...

I love this with curd rice, idli, dosai and so on. We call it the milagai jalam and love it. your clicks are really good.

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