Tambli/Tambuli with Cucumber and Doddapatre Soppu

Tambli/Tambuli is a happy marriage of chutney and yoghurt. It involves no cooking, quick to make and easy to clean. The total time is 5-7 mins. It is a perfect accompaniment with rice on a hot summer afternoon. Very popular in some parts of Karnataka. There are many ways to make it and here I have my version.

You need these to make cucumber tambuli:

Cucumber - 1 (alternatives are onion, brahmi, doddapatre soppu etc)
Coconut - 2tbsp
Green Chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - 1 line
Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
salt to taste
Tamarind - optional

Preparation :

Deskin and deseed cucumber. Cut them into small little pieces.

How to do :

Take small pieces of cucumber, coconut, greenchillies, coriander leaves and salt in a blender. Blend to a smooth paste. Water in the cucumber is sufficiant to blend them together. Add this paste to yoghurt and mix well. Serve with Rice, pickle and sundried yoghurt chillies.
Optional : You can choose to tamper it with mustard, curry leaves and asafoetida.

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Doddapatre soppu tambli

Doddapatre soppu is a plant with many medicinal properties. I know that it is used to cure skin allergies in folk medicine. I have 2 pots full of this soppu/leaf/keerai in my balcony garden.

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Doddapatre Soppu : 10 big leaves
Jeera: 1 tbsp
Coconut : 2 tbsp
Green Chillies : 2-3
Yoghurt : 1/2 cup

How to make:
Roast/Fry Doddapatre Soppu in one drop oil till the leaves wilt. The same version of the soppu available in India is thicker and it irritates the tongue when eaten/used without roasting/frying. The leaves that I have at my house in Singapore does not irritate the tongue when eaten/used without frying.
Blend Doddapatre Soppu, Jeera, green chillies , salt and coconut to smooth paste using sufficiant water. Add this paste to yoghut mix well. Serve with Rice.

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TBC said...

Nice recipe. This is almost like the pachadi that we make.

Shammi said...

Not a recipe I've come across before - I'm bookmarking it!

Gini said...

I know the plant but didn't know any dishes using it.

Rajitha said...

wow.. 2 recipes and both of them can be made under 10 mts..

Unknown said...

You have said it very well, marraige b/n chutney and yogrut. Doddipatre looks so good always tastes best from freshely picked.

Lakshmi said...

Many thanks for your lovely coments. Try it once, it tastes good to eat.


great recipes as usual ...I have tried the tambuli with cucumber and I know it tastes good ....the other one I will have to try sometime ....

amna said...

nice nice nice :)

Raaga said...

Lovely... we make this with Tendli leaves :-)

Lakshmi said...

@ Nupur, Nags and Raaga,

Thanks Ladies.