Tender tamarind leaves value competing with non-veg value in AP


VIJAYAWADA: The worth of Chinta Chiguru (tender tamarind leaves) value is competing with these of rooster, fish, prawn and mutton on account of a steep enhance in its value to Rs 600 per kg from the sooner Rs 100 per kg.

Tamarind leaves can be found in June when folks use it in curries of varied combos, treating it nearly as good for well being. Tamarind timber was present in each place, however these are disappearing on account of urbanization. This elevated the value of Chinta Chiguru abnormally, market-analysts mentioned.


In Andhra Pradesh, many dishes are incomplete with out a spray of tamarind leaves. It’s majorly utilized in curries, chutneys and rasam. A pickle made with tamarind leaves is widespread in AP and different states. That is good for digestion because it acts as a laxative.

A particular chutney known as ‘chintachiguru pachadi’ is made by including recent or dried tamarind leaves with peanuts, garlic cloves, dried pink chilies, and cumin seeds.

Chef D Nagesh mentioned tender tamarind leaves are an vital ingredient within the Andhra delicacies because the leaves are very tasty. Chinta Chiguru is utilized in making ready dal, fish, rooster, mutton, prawn and different curries. Chintha Chiguru Pulihora may be very well-known in Andhra and a majority of the folks will style it with out fail.


Distributors are placing up tender tamarind leaves on the footpaths and promoting them in grams of 100 for Rs 60; and a kg for Rs 600 in Vijayawada and different cities.

Vendor Lakshmi recalled that tamarind timber used to exist alongside the road-sides in villages and cities. In a number of areas, they have been minimize for highway expansions, constructions and many others. “We’re going to hilly areas and much off villages to fetch tender tamarind leaves,” she mentioned.

Lakshmi mentioned employees have been accessible previously to pluck tender tamarind leaves however now there’s a scarcity of employees. “Whoever is out there to do that work are demanding big cash to pluck the leaves. This additionally led to the value rise,” she mentioned.  


Homemaker Rehana Shaheen mentioned the tender tamarind leaves was accessible for Rs 100 per kg however it touched Rs 600 now, which is the same as two kg of rooster, practically a kg of mutton, three kg of fish and practically two kg of prawn. “Regardless of the irregular value, we’re buying Chinta Chiguru as it is rather tasty and has a whole lot of well being advantages.”

Ayurvedic physician Satyanarayana mentioned tender tamarind leaves are good for well being. Tamarind leaves are good to ease joint ache, wealthy with ascorbic acid, Vitamin C and tartaric acid that assist in constructing immunity naturally.


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