March 19, 2011

South Indies: Doddapatre Tambuli

I know most of you reading this wouldn't know what Doddapatre leaves are. They are know as Cuban Oregano in English & Karpooravalli in Tamil. And, if you still can't place this, you should probably ask your Grandmom.

These leaves have a strong flavour & have tremendous medicinal properties as well. You can know more about it here.

Doddapatre Tambuli

Shankar's Grandmom makes this amazing Tambuli from Doddapatre. And, we all love it especially during summer ..  It takes about 5 mins to make this, if you have grated coconut on hand.

You Will Need:
  • Doddapatre Leaves - 15-20
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh yogurt
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • A few curry leaves
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
How To:
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan & saute cumin seeds, peppercorns & green chillies for about a minute. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute the leaves for about a min & set aside.
  • In a mixer, grind together coconut along with doddapatre leaves, sauteed cumin, blackpepper & green chillies.
  • Add some salt & a little bit of yogurt & grind into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer into a bowl. Add more yogurt to get a thick sauce like consistency. Check for salt & whisk gently.
  • Temper with mustard seeds & curry leaves.

Serve with warm Rice .. Enjoi !!!

You can also make Chutney with these leaves. What more, you can make yummy Bhajjis with these leaves too .. Maybe I should make it sometime :)


Kannada Cuisine said...

My Grandmom makes this too...sub Dodappatre with Coriander mint...We call it Mosaru Shale :)

DEESHA said...

Oh It will taste great with coriander too .. will try it next time

Reva said...

The dish and the presentation looks amazing.. we used to eat this leaf raw but I will try thi srecipe of yours... Thanks for sharing..

Smita said...

Though I am not very familiar with the leaves looks so yumm and tasty very tempting !!! first time here love your space...Happy to follow you!!!

Harika's Kitchen said...

Never tried those leaves but seems it would be tasty by u r recipes ingredients. very new.

Priya said...

Never tried anything with this leaves, inviting tambuli..

Paaka Shaale said...

Gosh it's been ages since I had doddapatre Deesha. I will try getting these leaves ASAP. Thanks for posting the recipe :)

Nithu said...

Looks so good. Simple and yummy.

Priti said...

New and very interesting ...looks very gud

notyet100 said...

will try this with coriander leaves,..

Kairali sisters said...

This is new to me, bbuut sounds too good, deesha..I will have to see where i can buy these leaves now!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

llllllllllluv it!!

LG said...

Picture just made me drool over it ....still gazing at it. YUMM..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Beautiful picture and the thambuli sounds tasty n interesting

Sush said...

Awesome photo. I too often make doddapatre tambuli. My coming post is Dalimbe yele tambuli :)

Sunshinemom said...

Ok, I will have to ask my mom about karpooravalli. I can't recall it right now. But this looks amazing!

Alexa said...

wow!this looks beautiful!can't wait to try this over the weekend. my family will surelly love this!