Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dodda Patre Tambuli + Paratha

Dodda Patre or Sambara balli  Tambuli is a very healthy side dish and we can have them with rice, chapati or even pooris. (Use it like Raitha) I just took a step ahead and tried mixing tambuli with wheat flour and some coriander leaves. Then turned that mixture into Paratha.

Tambuli is a gravy dish prepared using butter milk or curd and mild fried spices. We can use almost all kinds of edible leaves and some veggies too. Leaves also will be cooked or fried with spices and ground with butter milk. Since Tambuli contain a lots of good qualities it is served in the beginning and eaten with rice. Tambuli or Tampina Huli as the name it self says Tambuli coos down the body and keeps you healthy. It is one of the favourate dish done in day today life in South Karnataka. (Dakshina Kannada).

Plectranthus amboinicus or coleus amboinicus is a tender fleshy perennial plant (Dodda Patre in Kannda language) and it is with an oregano like flavour. In India it is called " country borage". The herb is used as a substitute for oreganao in the food trade and food labelled " oregano - flavoured " may contain this herb. These leaves have also had many traditional medicinal uses, especially for the treatment of cough, sore throats and nasal congestion. It is also used as medicine to treat malaria fever, astama bronchitis, skin allergy, wounds.

Here is a recipe of Dodda Patre Tambuli and Dodda Patre Parotha .


Ingredients :
Dodda Patre Leaves : 10 to 15 or more
Curd (Yogurt) : 1 Cup
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Black Peppar : 5 to 6 Pods
Green or Red chilly : 1
Ingh : a pinch
Coconut : Fresh and Grated : 1 Table spoon..
Salt : to taste
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Curry leaves: 5 to 6

Method :

1. Wash dodda patre leaves and  green chilly and keep it aside.

2. Keep a pan on the pan and heat. Put  1/2 spoon ghee.
3. Put jeera, ingh, pepper pods and fry in ghee.
4. Add green chilly and dodda patre leaves and fry until it turns soft. ( Dodda Patre leaves changes its colour).

5. Add coconut and put of the gas. Let the fried mixture cool. Add salt to the mixutre.
6.Now grind the fried mixture with using little curd till soft. ( You can use plain water too).
7. Remove the ground mixture to a  bowl and add curd or butter milk and mix it well.
8.  Keep a small pan on the fire. Add remaining ghee.
9. Add jeera and fry for 10 seconds. Add a pinch of ingh and curry leaves to it.

10. Add this mixture to Tambuli and serve with rice.

Note :

Make sure you use fresh ghee or the smell spoils Tambuli Aroma. You can add butter milk instead of curd or put little water to the curd content and dilute it.
Time : 15 Minutes
Servings : 4

Dodda Patre Tambuli Paratha

Things Needed :

Ready Tambuli : 1 Cup or little more
Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Coriander leaves :  1/2 Cup ( 1/2 of a bundle )
Salt : to taste
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Oil : 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and cut coriander leaves into small.
2. Put wheat flour in a big bowl. Add jeera, salt, cut coriander leaves and red chilly powder.
3. Add tambul mixture and prepare soft dough. ( do not add any oil or ghee).

4. Kneed the dough well and divide the into small portion of ball size.
5. Take a portion and  roll as chapati.
6. Keep a tava on the fire and cook on medium flame.
7. Sprinkle little (1/2 spoon ) of oil on the top and turn the chapati to the other side.
8. Cook the other side for 10 seconds and remove from the tava.
9. Repeat the same with remaining dough and prepare parathas.
10. Serve with the curry you prepared  and a cup of curd with Hot Dodda Patre Parathas.

Note :

No need to add any oil or ghee. You can add more oil while cooking parathas. Fresh tambuli must be used to get the good parathas. You can use any kind of tambuli for preparing these parathas.
Time  : 30 Minutes
Servings : 3


  1. Delicious & yummy parathas...................

  2. i love doddaptre tambuli.. parantha n that looks yum

  3. I never know about these doddaptre....... But the way IOU made, it looks delicious!

  4. Healthy paratha I couldn't get thambuli here.

    1. Tambuli is a liquid curry prepared using the leaves and curd or butter milk..the bowl of tambuli is the second and fourth pic from the top..Swathi Iyer...