Monday, August 3, 2015

Brahmi Tambuli | Ondelaga Tambli Recipe

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brahmi tambuli
'Brahmi' has lots of medicinal properties and it is said that it increases the memory power among kids. It is called as 'Saraswati aku' in Telugu and my mom uses these leaves occasionally to prepare chutney. I have not tasted it before as we never had a chance to get these leaves at the place where we stayed. During my last visit to Bangalore my mom had got those leaves for me as I wanted to attempt the Tambuli recipe from a long time.One of my kanndiga friend had introduced me to Menthya Tambuli and I followed a similar process to prepare Brahmi tambuli.Brahmi Tambuli is very easy to prepare and is similar to prepare any chutney but with curd in it.It is served cold and it pairs up beautifully with hot steamed rice and is good during hot summers.I would share the Brahmi chutney recipe, which my mom prepares some other time.
brahmi tambuli

Brahmi Tambuli | Saraswati aku Tambli Recipe:
Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 5 mins | Total time: 10 mins
Cuisine: Karnataka | Category: Side dish for Rice/Accompaniments

1/2 cup Brahmi leaves
1 cup Curd,nicely beaten
1/3 cup Coconut,grated
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Green chillies
3-4 Curry leaves
1 Red chili
a pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

  • Heat a tsp of oil and slightly fry the brahmi leaves until they wilt.You can skip this step and use the leaves directly.
  • Blend Brahmi leaves with grated coconut,cumin seeds,salt and green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Beat curd nicely and add little water to thin it out.Add the chutney and mix nicely until it is nicely incorporated.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a small tadka pan and crackle mustard seeds,asafoetida,red chili and add curry leaves and fry for a minute and add the tempering to the tambuli.Refrigerate it for 1-2 hrs.
Serve it cold with hot steamed rice,pickle,papad and curd chillies.

  • You can follow the same process with Doddapatre leaves.You need to fry the leaves a bit and then blend with the remaining ingredients.
  • You can blend the brahmi leaves directly with other ingredients but I prefered to saute the leaves slightly.
brahmi tambuli


Shobha said...

Never made or tasted anything with Brahmi .. would love to try out if I could find it.

Aps Kitchen said...

Its been long time i came here Prathy lovely recipe i too make it everytime i get

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