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How to Make a Delicious Pomegranate and Yogurt Drink (Tambli)

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Pomegranate Tambuli

Pomegranate Tambuli

A Nutritious and Delightful Drink or Side Dish!

Though I have made many types of yogurt-based side dishes in the past, pomegranate tambuli was a new recipe for me. I tried making it for the first time a few days back—and all of my family members liked it very much. It was truly a tasty and delightful side dish to serve with rice. You can also enjoy it as a soothing drink.

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

Cook Time

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7 min

5 min

12 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate kernels
  • 3 tablespoons grated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper corns
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or butter (I use ghee)
  • 1 1/2 cups medium-sour curds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 6 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds and peppercorns. Let cumin sizzle.
  2. Throw in pomegranate kernels. Saute over medium heat for 4 minutes. The pomegranate seeds will change color, becoming pale and soft. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add grated coconut to the pan. Set aside to cool.
  4. Transfer the mixture into 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 to 3 cups of water. Mix well. Add salt, if needed.
  6. Now it's time to make the tempering: 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 the tempering on the tambuli. Stir well to blend.
  9. Serve with cooked rice. Enjoy eating this mildly sweet and flavorful side dish.
Step 1: Heat 1/2 teaspoon of ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and peppercorns. Let cumin sizzle.

Step 1: Heat 1/2 teaspoon of ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and peppercorns. Let cumin sizzle.

Step 2: Add pomegranate kernels. Saute for 4 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Step 2: Add pomegranate kernels. Saute for 4 minutes. Turn off the heat.

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By now, pomegranate seeds should become pale and soft. Add grated coconut. Set aside to cool.

By now, pomegranate seeds should become pale and soft. Add grated coconut. Set aside to cool.

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Step 3: Transfer to a blender or mixer. Add some curds and salt. Grind to get a smooth paste.

Step 3: Transfer to a blender or mixer. Add some curds and salt. Grind to get a smooth paste.

Step 4: Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining curds and salt.

Step 4: Collect it in a bowl. Add remaining curds and salt.

Mix well.

Mix well.

Pomegranate tambuli

Pomegranate tambuli

Step 5: Add a tempering as per instructions. Mix well.

Step 5: Add a tempering as per instructions. Mix well.

Serve this side dish with cooked rice. Enjoy!

Serve this side dish with cooked rice. Enjoy!