Kulhi Baipen is local rainy day comfort food. It’s spicy, it’s salty and it’s filling; so what more can you ask for?
In our recipe we’ve used bilimbi (bilamagu) but if you don’t have it just use some sour mangoes or lime instead. If using mango, you can just thinly slice it and add it when the bilimbi is added in the recipe. If you are using lime though, squeeze it in at the end when you are doing the taste test and making adjustments.
Some folks do add a little bit of thick coconut milk to their Kulhi Baipen. Although we haven’t done that, do feel free to add some if you’d like. If you are using coconut milk, mix that in right at the end before switching off the stove.