Kodampuli is also known as gambodge/Cambodge, fish tamarind, malabar tamarind and mistakenly as kokum. This fruit is used to add sourness to dishes /curries in Kerala. This is also kerala’s secret spice in seafood. Kodampuli is a medium sized, evergreen tree and the flowers are sessile and axillary. Its leaves are dark green, elliptic, shining to obviate. It bears sweet sour mixed fruit. The fruit may resemble a yellow pumpkin. When the fruit ripes, its plucked form the vine, seeded and left to dry in the sun till it turns leathery.