Bilimbi Chi Sheer

I came across this scrumptious, tangy, mouth watering fruit called Averrhoa Bilimbi. The fruit is very crunchy when unripe and it turns from bright-green to yellowish-green, when it is ripe. 
One can eat them raw by applying salt and spice after cutting, just like raw mango (kacchi kairi).
I preferred making Bilimbi chi Sheer i.e lemon green in color delicious tangy and sweet curry.


  • Bilimbi fruit- 8-9 nos
  • Coconut milk pack- 2 packs (one whole grated coconut milk)
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Jeera- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Rice flour- 2 tsp
  • Sugar- 5 to 6 tsp


  • Chop Bilimbi fruit in circular rings and cook it in pressure cooker for 10 mins along with jeera, turmeric and onion.
  • Now mix the above mentioned cooked ingredients with coconut milk and rice flour. If you are using coconut pack then dilute the milk with some water.
  • Once the mixture boils put some salt and sugar till it dissolves completely. 
  • Do not over boil the Sheer since the coconut milk tends to curdle.
  • You can garnish with coriander before serving.

Bilimbi chi sheer along with hot steamed rice is definitely a delicacy in the month of Shravan!!

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