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Kadhai Mushroom Recipe [Video]


Kadhai Mushroom Recipe with step by step video instructions. Kadhai Mushroom is a spicy vegan curry made with mushrooms, capsicum and onions in a tomato based gravy. Kadhai Mushroom can be made either into a dry/semi-dry curry or into a curry with gravy. Kadhai Mushroom is vegan, gluten free and fits a plant based diet.

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Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onions


I love Mushrooms. It is the meat for vegetarians with loads of umami in it. There is seriously no other veggie that provides that elusive 5th taste that our beloved MasterChef Australia judges talk about.
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What is Kadhai Mushroom?


Kadhai is literal terms is an Indian wok or the little vessel you see in my photos. That is a kadhai. So Kadhai Mushroom just translates literally to mushroom cooked in a wok. But as a dish, it is so much more than just that.

Kadhai Mushroom is a spicy melee of mushrooms, capsicum and onions simmered in a freshly ground masala that is so fragrant and a bit of tomato puree for that tartness and body for the curry.

This is probably one of the only curries where I don't substitute the masala with my Garam Masala. It just doesn't taste the same. The fresh masala adds so much flavor that it is almost a sin to substitute it with any store bough mixed spice powder. So I highly recommend making your own spice blend, just for this, and maybe then using it for myriad other curries. 

Kadhai Mushroom can either be a dry or a semi dry curry or it can be a curry with gravy. Every restaurant serves it differently and so can you.

Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onions

The details...


Kadhai Mushroom is probably one of the easiest curries to make. To make Kadhai Mushroom, toast the whole spices - coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and pepper. Toasting on low heat makes the spices release their oils and makes them more fragrant. Toast the dry red chillies, if using. This can be substituted with red chilli powder or with paprika without affecting the flavor and there is no need to toast it either. Once everything has cooled, make a quick powder.

Next, saute the mushrooms and keep them aside until later. If you don't have the time to do this, just toss them into the curry later and allow them to cook in the masala.

The onions and capsicum are cut into large chunks. This is meant to be a chunky curry. They are sauteed along with ginger garlic paste until they are cooked slightly. Do not overcook the capsicum, it is meant to retain the crunchiness.

Then the tomato puree, turmeric, salt and masala is added along with desired amount of water and the curry is simmered for a few minutes. The mushrooms are added at the end and given a quick stir.

The kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves provide an additional salty bitter fragrance that goes superbly with the curry.

Kadhai Mushroom can be served as a side with roti or naan bread or even with rice.

Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onions

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Kadhai Mushroom Recipe


Kadhai Mushroom curry with capsicum and onionsKadhai Mushroom is a spicy vegan curry made with mushrooms, capsicum and onions in a tomato-based gravy. Kadhai Mushroom can be made either into a dry or semi-dry curry or into a curry with gravy. Kadhai Mushroom is vegan, gluten free and fits a plant based diet.

Recipe Type:  Curry
Cuisine:            North Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     40 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2


Ingredients:


200gms Mushrooms
1 Capsicum
1 Onion
1 cup Tomato Puree
1 Tbsp crushed Ginger-Garlic
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 dry Red Chillies or 1-2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
0.5 tsp Black Pepper
2 Green Cardamom
2 Cloves
1 Black Cardamom
2 Bay leaves
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
4 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. In a kadhai or pan, dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, 1 bay leaf, cloves, dry red chillies and black pepper for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool, grind to a fine powder.
2. Cut the onions into petals and chop the capsicum into large chunks. Halve the mushrooms.
3. In the same kadhai heat 1-2 Tbsp oil and saute the halved mushrooms until cooked. Remove from heat and keep aside.
4. Add the remaining oil and add the onions, crushed ginger garlic and 1 bay leaf and saute until the onions are slightly soft.
5. Add the capsicum and fry until the capsicum is slightly browned.
6. Add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, ground masala, red chilli powder if using, salt and saute on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
7. Add water as desired, and simmer for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
8. Add the mushroom and mix well.
9. Top with kasuri methi and mix well.
10. Serve hot with roti and rice.





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Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju | Bittergourd (Karela) & Raw Mango Curry Recipe [Video]


Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju with step by step video instructions. Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju is a curry made from bittergourd or karela and raw mangoes. This summer curry is a melting bowl of flavors, it is bitter, sweet, sour and spicy. Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju tastes best with rice. This curry suits a vegan or plant based diet, gluten free diet and a Jain diet. 

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Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju Bittergourd Raw Mango Curry Karela Kacche Aam sabzi vegan gravy stew bittermelon indian


I first posted this recipe 5 years ago, in June 2015. I remember my mom was in Bangalore and we had gone vegetable shopping with her. She had gotten very excited looking at the Amtekai or Ambada (Hogplums), that were available in abundance at the vegetable shop. We had already picked up the bittergourd or karela or hagalkai and were thinking of the pairing up with the amtekai, when she felt raw mango would be a better accompaniment. So we picked up raw mangoes and bittergourd and came home and made this Gojju. Since then, I make this curry at least once every summer.

What is a Gojju?


Gojju is a curry from Karnataka that is usually sweet and sour. It has tamarind added for sourness and jaggery for sweetness. It may or may not have a coconut base.

Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju is made using Bittergourd or Karela, that brings a hint of bitterness to the curry, the raw mangoes bring in the sourness, jaggery is added for sweetness and red chillies for the heat.

The prep...


This Gojju can convert a Karela hater. The way in which the karela is cooked brings down the bitterness to such low levels that it is no more unpleasant. The karela is peeled, cored and then salted and left aside for the bitterness to flow out. This can be done days in advance. The salted karela can be kept in the fridge for almost a week. Remove it out when you are ready to cook. The salted karela is squeezed so that the bitter juices are extracted and then can be discarded. Soaking them in water and then squeezing makes it easier to remove the juices.

The squeezed karela is then boiled until it is cooked, the water is discarded. This step removes the more of that bitterness.

Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju Bittergourd Raw Mango Curry Karela Kacche Aam sabzi vegan gravy stew bittermelon indian

The flavors...


The remaining bitterness is balanced with the sourness of the raw mangoes. If the mangoes are not sour enough on their own, use tamarind juice. As mentioned above, the curry tastes good with any sour fruit like amtekai. So if you have any local sour fruit, you can use that.

Jaggery is added for sweetness. Use sugar if you don't have jaggery.

The Gojju has a base of coconut, rice, and lentils along with the spices. The toasted rice and urad dal help thicken the curry. Coconut further helps in mellowing down the strong flavor of the bittergourd or karela.

Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju tastes best with rice, but if you make a thicker consistency, it can be enjoyed with roti or chapati too.

Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju Bittergourd Raw Mango Curry Karela Kacche Aam sabzi vegan gravy stew bittermelon indian

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Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju | Bittergourd (Karela) & Raw Mango Curry Recipe


Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju Bittergourd Raw Mango Curry Karela Kacche Aam sabzi vegan gravy stew bittermelon indianHagalkai Mavinkai Gojju is a curry made from bittergourd or karela and raw mangoes. This summer curry is a melting bowl of flavors, it is bitter, sweet, sour and spicy. Hagalkai Mavinkai Gojju tastes best with rice. This curry suits a vegan or plant based diet, gluten free diet and a Jain diet.

Recipe Type:  Curry
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     1 Hour 30 Minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     2 Hours 15 Minutes
Yield:                Serves 3-4

Ingredients:


2 Bitter Gourd (Karela / Hagalkai)
1 Raw Mango
0.5 cup grated Coconut
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Rice
1 tsp Urad Dal
3-4 Red Chillies
0.25 Fenugreek Seeds (Methi dana)
0.5 tsp Mustard Seeds
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
2-3 Tbsp Jaggery Powder
1 Tbsp Tamarind (Optional)
3-4 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required


Method:


1. Peel and deseed/core the bittergourd (karela /hagalkai). Cut to 0.5" to 1" pieces.
2. Add the cut bittergourd to a bowl. Add 1 tsp of salt and mix well. Keep aside for 1-2 hour. You can also keep it overnight in a box in the fridge.
3. After 1-2 hour, add 1 cup water to the bittergourd and squeeze them gently. Now take a handful out of the water and squeeze well and keep the bittergourd aside. Continue to squeeze all the bittergourd, this helps in removing the bitter juices. Once all the bittergourd is squeezed, discard the water.
4. Add the bittergourd to a kadhai or pan and water to cover it. Cover and cook until the bittergourd is cooked through. Drain the bittergourd and keep aside. Discard the water.
5. Dice the raw mango into small pieces and add to the same kadhai. Add water and cook until the mango is soft. Drain and save the water.
6. In a dry pan, add the urad dal, rice and fenugreek seeds and toast on low heat until lightly golden. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
7. Add 1 tsp oil to the pan and add the dry red chillies and roast until crisp. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
8. Add the urad dal, rice, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, grated coconut and 0.5 cup of the water in which the mango was cooked to a blender. Blend until smooth.
9. Heat the remaining oil in a kadhai for the tempering and add the mustard seeds.
10. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the ground masala and fry on low heat for 5-6 minutes.
11. Add the turmeric powder, 1 Tbsp jaggery powder, salt and 0.5 cup water and mix well.
12. Add in the boiled bittergourd and mango.
13. Add salt and jaggery to taste if required. If the curry is not sour enough, soak the tamarind in a little warm water and squeeze out the tamarind juice and add to the curry.
14. Add more water if you want a thinner consistency.
15. Simmer on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
16. Serve hot with rice or chapati.



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Solkadi Recipe | Solkadhi with Coconut Milk Recipe | How to make Goan Solkadi | Kokum Solkadhi


Solkadi recipe with step by step video instructions. Goan Solkadi / Malvan Solkadhi is a refreshing savory drink made from aamsol or dried kokum peel and fresh coconut milk. Kokum kadi can be served as a curry along with rice or as a beverage. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and suits a Jain diet.

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Solkadhi made with kokum and coconut milk, Goan solkadi, Malvan sol kadhi

Solkadi is almost SOUL-Kadhi for the folks on the Konkan Coast of India. This sour pink drink with the creaminess of coconut milk and the spicy flavor of garlic and chilli is a must-have at the lunch table.

Details about Kokum


Kokum, a member of the mangosteen family, is indigenous to the Western Ghats. The fruit is used in 2 main ways - to make Kokum juice and to make Aamsol.

To make the Kokum juice, a glass jar is filled with the fresh fruit and sugar is added. The glass jar is covered and placed in the sun until the fruit dissolves into the sugar to yield a thick syrupy reddish purple color concentrate. And this juice is delicious!!! I buy the squash every year when I go to Mangalore.

To make aamsol or solan, the outer cover of the fruit is removed and is sun dried until completely dry. This is extremely sour and is used abundantly as a souring agent in cooking along the Konkan coast. The aamsol imparts a beautiful dark reddish purple color to the food where it is used. Aamsol is packaged and sold in grocery stores or in supermarkets. I was lucky to get two home dried batches - one from my sister's friend from Karwar and another from my husband's aunt. Both these impart a very rich color.

Over time, aamsol, tends to lose its color. Old aamsol will give you a brown color as opposed to the reddish-purple color. To keep aamsol fresh for longer and to retain the color, freeze it. 

Solkadhi made with kokum and coconut milk, Goan solkadi, Malvan sol kadhi


Back to the dish at hand - Solkadi. 


The aamsol is soaked in hot water and left to release its color and flavor, while you prepare the fresh coconut milk. You can use store-bought coconut milk too, but the fresh one tastes better. The coconut milk can be flavored with garlic or ginger, I've also heard of it being flavored with onions. Goans usually use garlic and I love the taste. You can leave it plain too.

To make the coconut milk, grind the freshly grated coconut with garlic and a few green chillies for spice. Add water and pulse for about a minute. Squeeze the pulp to extract the milk. Add water to the squeezed pulp and massage it to release more milk. Squeeze again to extract the milk. You can do this one or two more times. I recommend stopping at the third press, else, the coconut milk becomes very thin and loses its creaminess. Strain the coconut milk to remove any pulp that may have accidentally gotten in.

Solkadhi made with kokum and coconut milk, Goan solkadi, Malvan sol kadhi


Take the coconut milk in a large bowl, and add the vibrant water in which the aamsol was soaked by the spoonfuls. The water is very sour, so keep tasting as you add the spoonfuls. Stop when desired. Add in salt and taste. If the sourness feels less after adding the salt, add more kokum water. It is more of a taste and go kind of recipe.

If the solkadi feels less sour, you can soak more kokum and after 10 minutes add more kokum water to the solkadi. If it feels too sour, add more coconut milk or plain water.

Serving suggestions


Solkadi is served as a curry with rice, but I love drinking it like buttermilk too. If you want it to be chilled, you can store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve. When coconut milk is refrigerated, the fat in it solidifies on the top, just whisk it well before serving.

Serve solkadi with rice and potato fry.


Solkadhi made with kokum and coconut milk, Goan solkadi, Malvan sol kadhi


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Solkadi Recipe | Kokum Kadhi Recipe | How to make Solkadhi


Solkadhi made with kokum and coconut milk, Goan solkadi, Malvan sol kadhiSolkadi or Solkadhi is a savory drink made from coconut milk and dried kokum peel. Solkadi is a popular drink from Goa and the Malvan region of Maharashtra. Solkadi is a sour drink that can either be served as a curry with rice or just as a refreshing drink.

Recipe Type:  Beverage
Cuisine:            Goan, Malvan
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     0 minutes
Total time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Serves 3-4

Ingredients:


1 large Coconut
10-15 Kokum skins / Aamsol pieces
5-6 Garlic cloves
2-3 Green Chillies
3-4 cups Water
Salt to taste

Method:


1. Soak the aamsol in 1 cup of hot water.
2. Break the coconut and grate the flesh. Try to only get the white flesh, avoid grating the brown part that is closer to the shell.
3. Add the grated coconut to a blender or mixer along with the garlic and green chillies and add 1 cup of water.
4. Pulse the mixer for 30-45 seconds until the coconut releases its juices. Don't completely blend the coconut into a paste or chutney.
5. To squeeze out the coconut milk, you can empty the contents of the mixer onto a muslin cloth and squeeze it until all the juice is out, or you can take a little pulp in the hand and squeeze it to extract the milk. Sieve the juice to remove any pulp.
6. Do not discard the pulp.
7. After you have squeezed out all the pulp, you get the thick first press of coconut milk.
8. To make the thinner second press or more, add water to the pulp and massage it in.
9. Repeat the same process of squeezing out the milk as described above.
10. This is the thinner second press. You can continue to do it for further presses, although we recommend stopping at the third press.
11. Mix in the water the aamsol was soaked in by the spoonfuls. Aamsol is very sour, so add as per taste. Add in salt and mix well.
12. Serve chilled or at room temperature along with rice or just as a refreshing drink.





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Sweet & Sour Mango Curry | Saasav | Pashingiri Recipe [Video]


Pashingiri or Saasav is traditional sweet and sour Mango Curry from the Konkan coast of India made by simmering ripe baby mangoes in a vegan masala made of coconut and spices. This curry is popular in the coastal households during Summer.


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sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav

Summer is almost over and the love of my summers is going to go out from markets soon. Until then we are going to honour the king of fruits - Mango. For us, in the tropics, summer isn't all about the Sun, we see the Sun all year round. But summer brings with it the delicious juicy selection of seasonal fruits like the mango, jackfruit, guavas and melons. But it has always been the mango that rules my heart.

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sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav

sweet and sour mango curry, Mangalore pashingiri curry, Goan mango saasav, Konkani saasav


Lalbagh in Bangalore has been hosting the annual Mango Mela or Mango Festival for years. Every year farmers from around Bangalore set up their stalls to sell naturally ripened mangoes and organic mangoes. In 2019, it started from 1st June and it is scheduled to be around for 3 weeks. So if you are in the city, do not miss it. They have a wide variety at very competitive prices. We went there on Saturday ago and bought several kilograms of Alphonso, and some of these tiny Sugar Baby or Sakre Gutti. 

I bought the Sugar Baby mangoes only to make this sweet and sour ripe mango curry. You heard it right, ripe mango not raw. The first time I made it I called up several people and collected 5 different recipes, before I decided to make this one given to me by my very close friend from Goa. The Goan version uses Turmeric and Asafoetida, which is optional in the Mangalore version.

There are 2 major variants of this curry - cooked and uncooked. The recipe listed here is the cooked one. The other one, where the coconut masala is not cooked, resembles this Tambuli recipe.

This Mango Curry is best served with rice, but can also be served with bread on the side.

Enjoy the mango season while it lasts!

P.S - This is a repost of a 2015 post. Video instructions are added and the post is altered slightly, but the recipe remains the same.

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Sweet and Sour Mango Curry | Saasav | Pashingiri

Sweet and Sour Mango curry made with ripe mangoes and fresh coconut. This recipe is famous along the Konkan coast (Western coast of India) and is a popular curry in Summers.

Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          South Indian/ Mangalorean/ Goan
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              3 Servings

Ingredients:


8 small Ripe Mangoes
1 cup Desiccated Coconut
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 Dry red chillies
2-3 Tbsp Jaggery or Sugar
A marble sized ball Tamarind (Optional)
8-10 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder / Haldi (Optional)
A pinch Asafoetida / Hing (Optional)
2 tsp Oil
Salt
Water

Method:


1. Wash and peel the mangoes and keep aside
2. Soak the tamarind in half a cup of water and keep aside
3. Dry roast 1/2 tsp of the mustard seeds in a pan on low heat for 1 min. Be careful not to burn it otherwise the curry will turn bitter. 
4. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in the pan, add the red chillies and fry for 30 sec or until the chillies are crisp.
5. Grind the coconut, roasted mustard seeds and red chillies into a coarse paste with a little water. 
6. Heat the remaining oil and add the remaining mustard seeds
7. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and lower the heat
8. Add the coconut paste, turmeric and asafoetida and mix well. Add 0.5 cup of water and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Turmeric and Asafoetida are used in the Goan version of the curry, while it is optional in the Mangalore version.
9. Slightly mash the mangoes and add to the curry
10. Add water to achieve the desired consistency. Add more if eating with rice and less if with bread.
11. Add salt and jaggery. Do not add all the jaggery at once, taste and add. If the mangoes are very sweet, you may not need much. 
12. Squeeze the tamarind in the water and remove the pulp. Add this sour liquid to the curry. Again, like the jaggery, do not add all the liquid at once, taste and add. If the mangoes are very sour, you may not need it.
13. Cook on low heat for 5 mins.
14. Serve warm with rice or bread.


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Maharashtrian Tomato Saar Recipe [Video]


Nothing says Summer like red juicy ripe tomatoes. Use the tomatoes to make this simple vegan curry from India. The Tomato Saar is vegan and gluten free.

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Vegan tomato curry from Maharashtra, Maharshtrian tomato saar

Red juicy tomatoes = Summer, right?

Summer is the best and worst time to be in India. Yeah. Let's go with the bad thing first, it is worst because of the heat. If it weren't for the summer rains in Bangalore, I would probably be swimming in a pool of my own sweat. Ugly visual, scratch that. But the best past about Summer, the best fruits and vegetables. 

If you want to have the sweetest fruits, the juiciest fruits, you have to come to India in Summer and then probably hide yourself in an AC room the entire day. 

Come April, I had a good list of recipes I wanted to cook for Summer and share with you guys. As predicted, I never stuck to that list. I really never do, I don't know why I bother. Instead of making what I had so patiently planned (I even set a Google Calendar reminder, I know, that's deep), I went on cooking with what I found in the market. I think it worked out better this way. At least I have been cooking seasonal to a large extent.

Vegan tomato curry from Maharashtra, Maharshtrian tomato saar

This Tomato Saar is just that, seasonal and delicious. But then you get tomatoes all year round, so what's your excuse to not make this? I assume you have nothing, so read ahead.

The history, I first encountered this Tomato Saar when I was in College. We were working to change the hostel mess menu when someone suggested this, and the cooks (lazy as they were) actually agreed to make this. They made it for the trial menu one weekday lunch and for some reason, while I really enjoyed it, it never did make the cut to the final menu. I tend to blame the cook's stubbornness to change, that led to it being out, because it was so delicious. A term I rarely used on anything that came out of the hostel kitchen.

Ever since, I've made this many times when I want a quick curry that does not require me to boil dal or make some elaborate masala. This Tomato Saar is simple, quick, vegan, healthy, gluten free and foremost, it is tasty. It is tangy and spicy and pairs perfectly with rice or with bread. 

To make the Tomato Saar, boil tomatoes, blend them with coconut, garlic and chillies, boil this puree again and season it. That's literally it! I'm really not giving you any excuses to chicken out, am I?

So wishing you a Happy Summer! May you cook with the best of the season's produce.

Vegan tomato curry from Maharashtra, Maharshtrian tomato saar



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Maharashtrian Tomato Saar Recipe


Vegan tomato curry from Maharashtra, Maharshtrian tomato saarMaharashtrian Tomato Saar is a simple yet flavorful vegan curry made from tomatoes and coconut. The dish is made popularly in the Western state of Maharashtra in India. 

Recipe Type:  Curry
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     40 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2


Ingredients:


3 large Tomatoes, diced
0.75 cup grated Coconut
2 cloves Garlic
2 Green Chilli, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
Water as required

Method:


1. Boil the roughly diced tomatoes in water until soft.
2. Drain the tomatoes and allow to cool. Keep the water it was boiled in aside, do not throw away.
3. Blend together the tomatoes, coconut, garlic and green chillies along with a little water until smooth.
4. Heat oil in a kadhai and add cumin seeds.
5. Once they brown, add in the curry leaves. 
6. Add in the tomato-coconut paste. Add the water used to cook the tomatoes as required to reach the desired consistency.
7. Add salt and boil for 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
8. Serve hot with rice or bread.

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Doddapatre Tambuli Recipe [Video]


Doddapatre Tambuli is a traditional summer curry made with coconut and curd from Karnataka. This curry is made with Mexican mint leaves or Ajwain Patta.

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South Indian curd based curry

South Indian curd based curry

There has never been a better time to make Tambuli or Thambli as now. This summer heat calls for eating something that cools your insides.

Every region in India has a yogurt (curd) based curry that is popularly made in summer. Tambuli is one of those curries in Karnataka. It is very similar to Majjige Huli, but is much simpler and cooler. The main difference is Majjige Huli is boiled, while the Tambuli is not cooked, hence, usually needs to be consumed fresh.

Doddapatre
Doddapatre is known as Big Thyme or Mexican Mint in English, Ajwain Patta in Hindi and Karpooravalli in Tamil. It is a leaf that has a pungent and distinct aroma that is closest to the aroma of bishop's weed or ajwain, although unrelated. Some people equate the aroma to that of oregano or mint. This distinct aroma and taste becomes mild when the leaves are combined with yogurt and coconut to make the Doddapatre Tambuli.

My first interaction with this dish was at a Temple. On the coastal belt of Karnataka, there is a Lord Ganapati temple at Idagunji. When my grandfather frequented the place, one had to walk for miles together to reach it and it was hidden away tucked into a forest. I've seen the temple change from a small village temple to a quite popular one. When I used to visit the temple with my parents, it was still pretty small and the highway gave no indication to the tucked away temple. With no Google maps, one had to know the road before hand or had to ask the village folks for directions. It was here that they served a simple meal for lunch - Rice and Tambuli. It was and has been the only meal at a temple that I have relished.

South Indian curd based curry

Tambuli can be made with a variety of greens, but the recipe differs slightly with each green. Some are cooked longer while some are used raw. Doddapatre is mildly sauteed until it turn slightly yellow and wilts, this makes them milder in taste. The browned leaves are ground to a fine paste along with green chilli and fresh coconut. Whisked curd or buttermilk is added along with some salt. Then a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves, and Tambuli is ready to be served. Tamuli is not heated again, unlike most other curries. Tambuli is served with steamed rice.

P.S - This recipe has been reposted. The recipe was originally published in 2014. Images have been updated and a video has been added. The recipe remains the same.

South Indian curd based curry


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Doddapatre Tambuli


South Indian curd based curryDoddapatre Tambuli is a traditional summer curry from Karnataka that is made with coconut, buttermilk or curd and doddapatre leaves, also known as Mexican mint or Ajwain Patta. This cooling curry is served with rice.

Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          Karnataka
Prep Time:     5 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              2 Servings

Ingredients:


20-25 Doddapatre Leave, chopped
0.5 cup Fresh Coconut, grated
1.5 cups Curd
1 Green Chilli
1 tsp Cumin seeds
A few Curry leaves
3 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

Method:


1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the chopped doddapatre leaves.
2. Saute until the leaves wilt and turn slightly yellow.
3. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
4. Fry until the doddapatre turns slightly yellow.
5. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
6. Grind it along with coconut, green chilli and a little water to a fine paste
7. Heat oil in the pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they brown, add the curry leaves.
8. Remove the pan from heat and add the blended paste. Mix well.
9. Add in whisked curd or buttermilk. Add salt to taste.
10. Add in more water if it is very thick.
11. Serve it with hot rice


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