Goan Bimbla Uddamethi Recipe

Goan Bimbla Uddamethi Recipe is a traditional konkani recipe, made with bimbla fruit in a flavourful coconut gravy. Best served with steamed rice, this Goan recipe is comfort food at its best.

Pooja Nadkarni
Goan Bimbla Uddamethi Recipe
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Bimbla Uddamethi or Bilimbi curry is a vegetarian Goan Curry prepared by cooking sour Bimba fruits in Coconut gravy.

Bimbla fruit is found in most backyards of coastal Karnataka and are mostly used in making pickles as the sour taste of the fruit makes it really delicious. In this preparation, the fruit is cooked in a coconut gravy with a few spices and there is a burst of taste in your mouth with the sour from the fruit and the sweet from the coconut gravy. 

Serve Bimbla Uddamethi with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetables Ajethna Recipe (Mangalorean Style Mixed Vegetables Sabzi) for a complete meal.

If you are like this recipe, here are a few Konkan recipes:

  1. Vali Bhajji Ambat Recipe (Konkan Style Spiced Malabar Spinach Dal Recipe)
  2. Mangalorean Padengi Gassi Recipe (Sprouted Moong Dal Curry)
  3. Pathravade Recipe (Colocasia Leaves Snack- Patrode)

Cuisine: Konkan
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 5-6 Bimbla (Bilimbi)
  • 1 Cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 20 Grams Jaggery , adjust according to your taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Goan Bimbla Uddamethi Recipe

  1. To begin making Goan Bimbla Uddamethi Recipe, wash Bimbla 3-4 times. Cut them into very small cubes.

  2. In a heavy bottomed pan, bring a cup of water to a boil and add the chopped Bimbla. Let the bimbla sit in the boiling water until they soften. 

  3. Meanwhile, grind grated coconut along with red chili powder and turmeric powder using a spoon of water .

  4. Add the coconut paste in the boiled bimbla. Add jaggery to the pan as well.

  5. Add some water just to thin it out and allow this mixture to boil.

  6. While curry is boiling, prepare the tempering.

  7. In a pan heat oil on medium heat. Add Fenugreek seeds, Urad dal, mustard seeds and Curry leaves. Cover and let the seeds crackle on low heat. Once the mustard seeds have crackled, add asafoetida and remove from heat.

  8. Pour this tempering over the boiling curry.

  9. Add salt as per your taste. Stir the mixture until everything combines. 

  10. Remove from heat and Bimbla Uddamethi is ready

  11. Serve Bimbla Uddamethi with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetables Ajethna Recipe (Mangalorean Style Mixed Vegetables Sabzi) for a complete meal.