Star Fruit/Karmbal Curry Recipe

Star Fruit is seasonal, and a variety of dishes ranging from chutneys, pickles and curries are made from it. Posting a sweet, tangy and spicy curry today. This is a traditional Konkani recipe known as Karmbala Upkari.

Ingredients :

  • 6 Star fruits sliced
  • 200 gms jaggery
  • 7 green chillies
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsps Coconut oil or oil of choice
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
  • 1 dry red chilly
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp rice flour or corn starch


Disslove the jaggery in a litre of water. Bring it to a boil. Drop in the sliced Star Fruit, green chillies and salt. Cook till done. Disslove the rice flour or corn starch in a little water to make a paste free from lumps. Pour it into the boiling curry. Heat oil in a pan. Drop in the mustard and after it splutters add the Urad Dal. After it turns golden brown drop in the red chilly bits. Toss. Add the curry leaves. Tip in the seasoning into the Curry. Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.

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