Tomato Tambuli Recipe

Updated on April 18, 2018
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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.

5 stars for Tomato Tambuli

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 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, 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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Step one: Heat ghee or oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add broken dry red chilies. Saute for five seconds.Step two: Add tomatoes. Throw in some salt. Stir-cook over medium high heat until tomatoes become mushy.Turn off the heat.Sauteed tomatoesStep three: Transfer it to a mixer or blender. Add some fresh curds, a pinch of sugar, and grated coconut. Grind to get a smooth paste. Transfer it to a large bowl. Add water, remaining curds, and remaining salt. Mix well.Step four: Now, add a tempering as per instructions. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve this yummy side dish with steamed rice or drink a cup of it as is! Enjoy the taste!
Step one: Heat ghee or oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add broken dry red chilies. Saute for five seconds.
Step one: Heat ghee or oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add broken dry red chilies. Saute for five seconds.
Step two: Add tomatoes. Throw in some salt. Stir-cook over medium high heat until tomatoes become mushy.
Step two: Add tomatoes. Throw in some salt. Stir-cook over medium high heat until tomatoes become mushy.
Turn off the heat.
Turn off the heat.
Sauteed tomatoes
Sauteed tomatoes
Step three: Transfer it to a mixer or blender. Add some fresh curds, a pinch of sugar, and grated coconut. Grind to get a smooth paste. Transfer it to a large bowl. Add water, remaining curds, and remaining salt. Mix well.
Step three: Transfer it to a mixer or blender. Add some fresh curds, a pinch of sugar, and grated coconut. Grind to get a smooth paste. Transfer it to a large bowl. Add water, remaining curds, and remaining salt. Mix well.
Step four: Now, add a tempering as per instructions. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve this yummy side dish with steamed rice or drink a cup of it as is! Enjoy the taste!
Step four: Now, add a tempering as per instructions. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve this yummy side dish with steamed rice or drink a cup of it as is! Enjoy the taste!

Nutritional Information of Tomato Tambuli

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 60
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 8 mg
* 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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