Recipes that call for Garcinia Cambogia, also known as kudampuli, may be the closest an individual can get to creating a magic diet pill that works naturally with the body to help diminish appetite and coerce the body into using carbohydrates for energy rather than storing them as fat for later use. It is also known to lower cholesterol and settle upset stomachs. While Garcinia Cambogia is a relatively unknown tropical fruit to most people, the amazing properties found in the rind are commonly used in popular cuisines like Thai and Indian.
Kudampuli Thenga Paal Meen Curry, which is a Central Kerala fish curry, is a delicious dish that calls for Garcinia Cambogia. Garcinia Cambogia has a distinct sour taste that compliments the spiciness of the chilies used in this recipe. To make this dish, you will need the following ingredients: fish fillets, onion, tomato, 3 green chilies, 2 large garlic gloves, 1 piece of ginger, 1 tsp. turmeric powder, 1 tsp. pepper powder, 2 tsp. chili powder, 2 tsp. coriander powder, 2 cups coconut milk, 1 cup water, 4 pieces of kudampuli, curry leaves, salt, 1 tsp. mustard seeds, 1/2 uluva, and 2 tbsp. coconut oil. To begin, heat the coconut oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the mustard seeds and allow them to sputter. Add chopped onions and garlic and sauté until they have become transparent. Once they have finished cooking, sauté the ginger. Once the ingredients begin to smell, add in the powders and salt. Stir for just a few seconds before adding the chopped tomato, kudampuli, one cup of water, and one cup of coconut milk. It should be cooked until the tomato becomes tender. Then, add the fish fillets and the additional cup of coconut milk. When the oil begins to gather at the top, place slit green chilies and curry leaves on top before covering with a lid and removing from the burner. This dish is particularly delicious the following day.
Nadan Meen Karri is another popular dish that is easy to make but quick to impress those at the dinner table. This recipe requires king fish, 5 pieces of kudampuli, 2 tbsp. red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder, 1/2 tbsp. coriander powder, one large onion, medium size piece of ginger, 2 green chilies, 7 cloves of garlic, 5 curry stems, 1/2 tbsp. mustard seeds, 1/2 tbsp. uluva, salt, and 4 to 5 cups of water. To begin, heat oil in a large pan and add mustard seeds until they begin to sputter. Then, add the onion, green chilies, ginger, garlic and 3 of the curry leaves. This should be cooked until the onions become a light brown color. Then add the coriander, chilly, and turmeric powder. Once this is mixed, add the kudampuli and uluva. Add water, remaining curry leaves, and salt to finish it off. Then, place the fish in the mixture and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.