Pomegranate Tambuli Recipe

Updated on April 18, 2018
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Pomegranate Tambuli
Pomegranate Tambuli

A Nutritious And Delightful Sidedish

Though I make many varieties of yogurt-based side dishes, pomegranate tambuli is new to me. I tried it for the first time a few days back. All my family members liked it. It was truly a tasty and delightful sidedish to serve with rice.

Pomegranate has many health benefits. It is known for its antioxidants and vitamin C. It has anti-inflammatory properties too.

Now for the detailed pomegranate tambuli recipe.

5 stars for Pomegranate Tambuli

Cook Time

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate kernels
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp pepper corns
  • 1 tsp ghee or butter, I used ghee
  • 1 1/2 cups curds, medium sour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 6 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • salt to taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Pomegranate Tambuli

  1. Heat half a teaspoon ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds and pepper corns. Let cumin sizzle.
  2. Throw in pomegranate kernels. Saute over medium heat for 4 minutes. Now, pomegranate changes its color and becomes pale and soft. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add grated coconut to the pan. Set aside for cooling.
  4. Next, put the mixture to a mixer or blender. Add some curds and salt. Grind to get a smooth paste.
  5. Transfer the paste to a bowl. Add remaining curds. Add 2-3 cups of water. Mix well. Add salt, if needed.
  6. Now, you have to add a tempering to this tambuli. For that, heat remaining ghee in a small pan.
  7. Add mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Throw in curry leaves. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
  8. Pour it on the tambuli. Stir well to blend.
  9. Your favorite pomegranate tambuli is ready! Serve it with cooked rice. Enjoy eating this mildly sweet and flavorful side dish.

Step one: Heat half a teaspoon of ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and pepper corns. Let cumin sizzle.
Step one: Heat half a teaspoon of ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and pepper corns. Let cumin sizzle.
Step two: Add pomegranate kernels.  Saute for four minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step two: Add pomegranate kernels. Saute for four minutes. Turn off the heat.
By now, pomegranate becomes pale and soft. Add grated coconut. Set aside for cooling.
By now, pomegranate becomes pale and soft. Add grated coconut. Set aside for cooling.
Step three: Put it in a blender or mixer. Add some curds and salt. Grind to get a smooth paste.
Step three: Put it in a blender or mixer. Add some curds and salt. Grind to get a smooth paste.
Step four: Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining curds and salt.
Step four: Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining curds and salt.
Mix well.
Mix well.
Pomegranate tambuli
Pomegranate tambuli
Step five: Add a tempering as per instructions. Mix well.
Step five: Add a tempering as per instructions. Mix well.
Serve this side dish with cooked rice. Enjoy!
Serve this side dish with cooked rice. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information of Pomegranate Tambli

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 68
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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