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Tomato Tambuli Recipe

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Tomato Tambuli

Tomato Tambuli

A Rare, Unique Tomato Recipe

People make many varieties of dishes with tomatoes. But tomato tambuli is a rare recipe I have come across. Recently, I made it, and it was fantastic. It is truly a very easy and simple dish to make.

Cook Time

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5 min

10 min

15 min

Serves four people

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  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh curd, not sour
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 dry red chilies, not so hot variety, broken
  • 2-3 cups water, or as required
  • 1 1/2 tsp ghee or oil, 1 tsp for sauteing, 1/2 tsp for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 4 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped, for garnishing
  • a pinch sugar, optional, to balance the sourness

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

  1. Heat ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
  2. Add dry red chilies. Saute for 5 seconds. Add chopped tomatoes.
  3. Throw in some salt. This will speed up cooking. Stir-cook over medium high heat until tomatoes are mushy. Turn off the heat.
  4. Transfer it to a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut, a pinch of sugar, remaining salt, and some curds.
  5. Grind to get a smooth paste. Collect the paste in a large bowl.
  6. Add remaining curds. Add water. Stir nicely. Check for taste. Add salt, if needed. Now, the tambuli is ready!
  7. Next, add a tempering to it. For that, heat remaining ghee in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  8. Throw in curry leaves. Mix well. Turn off the heat. Pour it on the tambuli. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  9. Serve this delicious side dish with steamed rice or drink a cup of it as is! Enjoy the taste.

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