Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gooseberry Tambuli

Goose berry ( Nellikai in Kannada language) is good for health. It is one of the healthiest thing that god has given as gift. It is full of medicinal values filled in it.

Nellikai/Gooseberry available plenty and fresh during Deepavli/October/November time. People in South Canara prepare many dishes out of Nellikai. They prepare Jam, chatti, Morabba (like marmalaid), pickle and tokku.(Thick Chutney).
Here I have used Chatti -Dried Nellikai content (grind nellikai with little chilly and salt and dry it in sun and then store it to use it for rainy season) and other ingredients.
So here is a recipe of Gooseberry/Nellikai chatti  Tambuli which goes well with hot rice.
Tambuli is normally eaten with plain rice in the beginning of lunch. It helps to digest the food easily in a healthy manner.

Things needed 

Gooseberries Chatti : 2 Pieces
Jeera : 1/2 spoon
Black pepper Seeds : 2 to 3
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Salt :to taste
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Ingh : a pinch
Coconut: 2 Table spoons.
Curd : 2 Tablespoons or Butter Milk ( 1/2 cup).


1. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat and add 1 teaspoon of ghee.
2. Add 2 to 4 grains of methi seeds. Let it turn slightly brown. Add jeera and pepper.
3. Fry for 10 to 20 seconds. Add curry leaves. Put off the fire. Add grated coconut to it.
4. Soak nellikai chatti with little water for 5 minutes.
5. Grind soaked Gooseberry pieces and fried jeera mixture. Grind it with very little water or curd.
6. Add required curd/butter milk and mix it well. Add salt to it.

7. Take a small pan. Add ghee and jeera. Add little ingh/Asafoetida. Add curry leaves.
8. Add this seasoning to Gooseberry tambuli and mix it well.
9. Serve with Hot Rice in the beginning of the servings.


You can use fresh gooseberry and 1 green chilly instead of gooseberry chatti. (Gooseberry cake). You can use butter milk instead of curd. If you are using add water to the curd and make it more liquid.
Serves : 2 to 3
Time : 10 Minutes.

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