Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Hi Friends, I am back after a long break. Chicago being known as the windy city is currently experiencing non spring like weather conditions. The current weather forecasts are indicating more snow this year (Grrr). The cloudy and fluctuating weather has taken a toll on our health too. I was unable to visit any blogs or participate in any event. Sorry Friends!

Coming to the recipe, People from Mangalore and Udupi will be familiar with “Thambuli”. As Mangalore being a costal region, the weather will be hot all through the year and no sign of winter. I have never seen anyone wearing a sweater in MangaloreJ. Mangaloreans rarely use garam masala, most of the dishes are either coconut based or yogurt based. Thambuli is one such dish which is prepared using yogurt as base. You can also make thambuli using Ginger, Thimare (Brahmi), Doddapatre (Coleus aromaticus). The recipe remains the same just substitute any of the above instead of spinach.


Spinach 10 to 12 leaves washed

Coconut 1/2 cup

Green chilies 2

Jeera 2 tsp

Curd 1/2 cup

Oil 1 tsp

Salt to taste


Mustard 1 tsp

Curry leaves 1 strand

Hing a pinch

Oil 2 tsp


1) Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, Add spinach, green chilies and cook for 5 mins.

2) Once the mixture is cool, grind to smooth paste using coconut, jeera and add curd at the end and grind for once.

3) Add water if required.

4) Add salt and season with mustard, curry leaves and hing.

5) Serve hot with rice.


Uma said...

Oh you still getting snow? Today we had hottest temperature for spring (97F) here in CA. Global Warming! Take care Pavithra!

Never heard of spinach thambuli. looks so colorful and yummy!

Sushma said...

very nice pictures & thanks for posting a healthy tambuli recipe :)

sowmya said...

looks delicious..and nice colour..

Asha said...

Looks like a healthy spicy soup! :)

Happy cook said...

More cold weather, that is really bad. Loce the spincah dish, looks beautiful.

Vaishali said...

How delicious that looks, Pavithra. One can never have enough spinach recipes. Thanks for posting this.

Pavithra said...

Hi pavithra this is pavithra , Good we both have same name.first time here, love ur blog so good.. nice click and looking delicious.. I will visit regularly

Cham said...

Delicious and healthy dish

Prathibha said...

Looking colorful n yummy..

Vani said...

Tambuli looks good, Pavithra. I have a few doddapatre plants and have been meaning to make thambili for sometime now. Will bookmark yur recipe for trying it later. Thanks :)

srikars kitchen said...

Healthy recipe.. nice entry..

Archy said...

thambuli is perfect for summer now.. never tried wid spinach.. need to try !! nice green color !!

Anonymous said...

Lovely colour of the spinach dish! Looks refreshing and appealing.

kitchen queen said...

ur spinach tambuli is simple and delicious. never tried it before.