Doddapathre / Ajwain leaf Tambuli

Tambuli is a cold yogurt based curry  made by grinding a herb, spice or vegetable  with coconut and handful of spices. Doddapathre is called Ajwain leaf in Hindi, big thyme in English and Owa in Marathi. this leaf has a very distinct smell and flavour and has many medicinal values. this tambli tastes awesome with  steamed rice in hot summer days.

8-10 fresh doddaopathre / ajwain leaves
1/4 cup fresh coconut gratings
6-8 pepper corns
1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup fresh curd
Salt to taste


1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp urad dal
curry leaves
1 red chilli cut into bits


  • Wash the ajwain leaves thoroughly and wipe with a kitchen towel
  • Chop them roughly and fry in one tsp oil till the colour of the leaves changes 
  • Remove it in a plate and fry jeera and pepper in the same pan till it turns aromatic and brown in colour
  • Grind coconut gratings with the roasted leaves, jeera, pepper corns, salt adding little water, into a smooth paste
  • Transfer the ground paste in a bowl, add the curds and mix well
  • Give tadka with the ingredients mentioned.
  • Serve chilled tambuli with steamed rice and enjoy!!


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