Turmeric Root Tambuli/Tambli (ಹಸಿ ಅರಶಿನದ ತಂಬುಳಿ)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tambuli/Tambli is an everyday dish eaten  in Costal Karnataka & Malnad regions. Its a very simple raita like dish that can be prepared with minimal ingredients & has numerous health benefits. Rice, Saaru & a little bit of Tambli on the side is comfort food at its best

My favorite Tambuli is the one made with Doddapatre/Ajwain Leaves. It can also be made with Malabar Spinach, Ginger, Gooseberry, Kokum & so many other ingredients 

Turmeric Tambli

I had quite a bit of Raw Turmeric left & I made Tambuli with it. Though, Raw turmeric is a bit of an acquired taste, this tasted good & not to mention its numerous health benefits 

Raw Turmeric is sautéed here to get rid of the bitterness before grinding them. Also, Black Pepper helps in the absorption of Turmeric. Which is why we also add a pinch of black pepper in Turmeric Milk/Haldi Doodh. Our ancestors were smart, weren't they?

Raw Turmeric Tambuli

Serves 4

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon peeled & chopped Turmeric Root Pieces 
  • 1 cup Curds 
  • 3 tablespoon grated Coconut
  • 1.2 teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 10-12 Black Peppercorns
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
To Temper

  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Broken Dry Red Chilies
  • 3-4 Curry Leaves 

In a small pan, heat Ghee, when its warm, fry the turmeric pieces until its soft. This usually takes 3-4 minutes. Take it out of the pan & add it in a Mixie Jar

Heat another half teaspoon of ghee & on low flame, fry Cumin & Black Peppercorns for a minute until the cumin is fragrant, Transfer it into the Mixie Jar 

Add 3 tablespoons of grated coconut & adding a little bit of water, grind into a smooth paste adding

Transfer into a bowl, add salt & Curds, 1/2 cup water & whisk 

Temper with mustard seeds, Dry Red Chilies & Curry Leaves

Serve with Hot steamed Rice

Raw Turmeric Tambli

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