Yellu / Sesame seeds Tambuli

Tambuli is a cold yogurt based curry  made by grinding a herb, spice or vegetable  with coconut and handful of spices.   Tambli tastes awesome with  steamed rice in hot summer days.

2 tsp white sesame seeds / bili yellu / til
1 small green chilli
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 cup fresh coconut gratings
1 cup fresh curd or buttermilk
Salt to taste

2 tsp coconut oil or any refined oil
1 tsp mustard
1 red chilli cut into bits
1 sprig of curry leaves
Pinch of hing / asafoetida


  • In a small pan roast sesame seeds and green chilli in 1/2 tsp oil on a medium flame till sesame seeds crackles or turns light brown.
  • Turn off the flame and grind it with coconut gratings and salt into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the ground paste in a bowl, add the curd,and little water to adjust the consistency
  • Temper with the ingredients mentioned
  • Serve chilled with hot rice.


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