Skip to main content

Indian Tomato Tambuli Recipe

Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives or artificial colors.

Tomato tambuli

Tomato tambuli

A Rare, Unique Tomato Recipe

Tomato tambuli is a fantastic side dish from India. It is truly a very easy and simple dish to make.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

4 servings

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 needed
  • 1 tsp ghee or oil
  • a pinch sugar (optional, to balance the flavors)

For the tempering:

  • 1/2 tsp ghee or oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4 curry leaves

For garnishing:

  • 1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
tomato-tambuli-recipe

Instructions

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. Add the 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. Make the tempering: Heat 1/2 teaspoon ghee in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds and 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 with steamed rice or drink a cup of it as is. Enjoy the taste.

Photo Guide

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!