Friday, 22 June 2012

Ridge Gourd Tambli / ಹೀರೆಕಾಯಿ ತಂಬ್ಳಿ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Here is one more variety of Tambli from my kitchen. Tambli is a raw curry which goes well with rice. Especially during summer, cool side dishes like Tambli are more preferable than hot Sambar. Using Ridge Gourd, two types of Tambli we usually prepare. One is the normal one, which is nor too hot or too sweet, and the other one is Sweet Tambli. Since I have a sweet tooth, I love Sweet Tambli more than Normal Tambli! 
Mom tought me this normal version of Ridge Gourd Tambli during her last visit. Let me explain the recipe of Sweet Tambli sometime later, here is the recipe of Ridge Gourd Tambli (normal ones).

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 

Ridge gourd - half of one medium size ridge gourd
Green chilli - 1 small piece
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Butter milk - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cups approx.
For seasoning: oil - 1 tsp, mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Peel the ridge gourd and chop into small pieces. Cook it with 1 cup of water, salt and sugar to taste, till smooth.
Separate the remaining water from cooked ridge gourd. You can use this water while grinding the mixture.
Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a small wok. Roast the cumin and sesame seeds for a minute or till you hear a nice aroma. Then add green chilli piece and saute it for a while.
Grind the cooked ridge gourd and roasted ingredients along with grated coconut into fine paste. Add water as needed. 
Transfer this paste to a serving bowl. Add buttermilk and adjust the taste. If it looks too thick, add little more water.
Do the seasoning with oil and mustard seeds and add it to Tambli.
Serve this Tambli along with rice and pickle.


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