Lemon Grass Tambli / ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ತಂಬ್ಳಿ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

As always we do, this time also we brought some home grown 'organic' vegetables and leafy vegetables with us while coming from native. Many of  these leafy vegetables have medicinal values and also we can prepare tasty dishes from them. This time I tasted Lemon Grass Tambli in my native place and brought some lemon grass with me. It has a nice citrus flavor and is used in many dishes like soups. Especially for Thai cooking, lemon grass is a common ingredient. 
Look-wise, lemon grass is nothing but a variety of grass. If you like it for regular cooking, it can be grown easily in your backyard or in a pot! Below is the recipe of Lemon Grass Tambli which will be best for this summer.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Servings: 3 

Lemon grass - 2 strings ( finely chopped lemon grass - 1/4 cup)
Black pepper - 2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Butter milk - 3/4 cup
Water - 2 cups approx.
Salt to taste
For seasoning: butter (or oil) - 1 tsp, cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp, mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Finely chop the lemon grass. Grind it with little water and filter it. Add some more water to the crushed lemon grass and collect at-least 1 cup of juice.
Fry black pepper and cumin seeds in 1/2 tsp of oil. Grind the fried items along with coconut shredding into fine paste. Use the filtered lemon grass while grinding.
Add buttermilk and salt to this paste and mix well. The consistency should not be very thick, so you can add water accordingly. 
This recipe is complete after seasoning with butter (or oil), mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Serve with hot rice.
Tambli is a main side dish in Havyaka lunch. Havyaka lunch starts with Tambli and after having this, they will prefer sambar or any other hot curry.

  • Tambli won't last for long time since we add buttermilk and raw coconut; if using later, preserve it in fridge to retain freshness.
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  1. Never heard of tambli. Thankz for sharing

  2. Super flavourful tambli, simply inviting..

  3. loved ur clicks. so natural.

  4. never used lemon grass..looks healthy n delicious..best to use home grown veggies n leafs..

  5. this is new to me. looks interesting

  6. Thanks everybody for your lovely words!

  7. first time here!! v innovative recipe. i love lemon grass flavor and also love thai food must try it in tumbuli !!

    absolutely fell in love with the bush at your mom's place !

  8. Its first time here u have wonderful blog, pelasse visit mine if u have time...
    Its new to me n looks interesting...

  9. First time here
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  10. This is so new to me, sounds incredible! Wish to have some!


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