Fenugreek-yogurt gravy (Menthe tambli)

Menthe tambli

If you ask what I like in hot summer for a meal, the first thing that comes to my mind is any of the cold tamblis with rice. They are also easy to cook (at least according to me) because you need not slog in front of stove. Yes, I get irritated to stand in front of hot stove and cook on these days, even though we almost always have the a/c on.

I tried this particular tambli a couple of days ago. I loved the mild fenugreek taste to it. Also the cold yogurt brings some coolness to the stomach. The seasoning is just for that extra kick.

1 tea spn fenugreek seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
2 tbl spns fresh/frozen coconut
1 cup thick yogurt
3 red chillies

1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves

Heat a little oil and fry cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Grind them with coconut and red chilies.
Add the coconut paste to yogurt (Do not heat the mixture). Add enough water to bring it to gravy consistency. Add salt.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the gravy. Serve with rice.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 10mins

22 thoughts on “Fenugreek-yogurt gravy (Menthe tambli)”

  1. Hi Shilpa…..what a tasty way tocool down this summer! ;p
    i love all kinds of tambli……will have to try this soon.

  2. Its a cold gravy? Not heated through?

    Shilpa: Yes Lisette. Usually tamblis are not cooked through. They are served cold or at room temperature

  3. Can you also post Jire Mire kadi ???
    I tried very hard to search for the same but could not find that anywhere

    Shilpa: Its already on the site. Please check it under “gravies” category.

  4. Oh My Jeera mirya kadhi?
    I am lost for 30 years. I have been looking for these recipes for years!
    Would love to get the kadhi recipe.

  5. We both love TamboLi and this one is new to me.
    Agree completely, it is quick and a perfect item for a little dinner!

    M has a few tamboLi recipes and I’ll see if we can share them

    Thank you for sharing this.
    Hope you are doing well,

  6. savitha Praveen Mallya

    hiii dear…
    i tried this tambali it came out very well….
    and easy to prepare also….
    thank u very much……..

    the taste was awesome…my husband liked it very much…

  7. Boiled fenugreek greens are eaten in Western Asia and China and are eaten as a curry, along with spinach and potato, in the Indian subcontinent.

  8. Shizue November

    Fenugreek has been used either short-term to boost milk supply or long-term to augment supply and/or pumping yields. There are no studies indicating problems with long-term usage. Per Kathleen Huggins “Most mothers have found that the herb can be discontinued once milk production is stimulated to an appropriate level. Adequate production is usually maintained as long as sufficient breast stimulation and emptying continues” `**;

    My web page http://www.healthmedicinebook.comap

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