Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Radish Tambuli & Rava Rotti

Radish Tambuli is one of the side dish and we can have them with plain or  any masla (spicy) Rice, Chapati, Poori or any kind of rotis.(Naan, Parata etc).
Tambuli is a famous South Canara dish and it is served first. It is prepared using any vegetable (most of the vegetables) and lightly spiced with jeera and pepper. Then added butter milk or curd. Tampu means cool and huli means gravy dish. Tampina Huli has become Tambuli. It helps to cool our body. The weather in Southern part of Karnataka, is screeching hot. Eating these type of Curd or Butter milk preparation helps to cool and take care of our health. Radish Tambuli is not only tasty it is good for health too.  Radish is called as  Moolangi in Kannada language.
Lets see some benefits of eating Radish in our diet.
Radish is very good for the liver and stomach. It contain anti oxidants and it purifies blood and eliminates toxins and waste. Very good for treating Jaundice. Radish contain fiber and roughage and this helps for good digestion and helps in curing constipation and piles.
 Regular use of Radish helps to solve urinary disorder problems and juice from the radish helps to cure inflammation and burning feeling during the urinary infection..Radish is good for people who suffer from respiratory disorder, Bronchitis and Astama. They help to decreases congestion of respiratory system since they contain anti congestion qualities. They are rich in vitamins and protect the respiratory system. They are rich source of potassium and helps to maintain the blood pressure and diabetes.They also rich in Vitamin C and helps to build a good immune system in our body. The other benefits like, radish work as a good appetizer, mouth and breath freshener, laxative and metabolism regulator. Regular eating of radish help to improve blood circulation. They are good treatment for headaches, acidity, constipation, nausea, obesity, sore throat, whooping cough, gall stone treatment and gastric problems.
Radish Tambuli should be eaten for lunch .I have prepared Rava rotti using this Tambuli. We all liked it and you can give a try too..
This is an easy and healthy recipe. The remaining tambuli is used for Rava Rotti (next day breakfast) with carrot.

1. Radish Tambuli :

Things Needed :
Radish  : 2
Red Chilly : 1
Pepper Pods : 3 to 4
Jeera : : 1/2 Tea spoon
Coconut : 1 Table spoon
Salt : required salt
Curd : 1 small cup
Ingh : a pinch
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Method :
1. Wash and remove the outer skin of Radish. (slightly scrape it out.).
2. Wash again and cut them in to small pieces.
3. Keep a small pan on the fire. Add ghee and 1/4 Tea spoon of jeera, pepper pods and a red chilly.
4. Fry nicely till jeera turn bit brown. Add cut radish, 2 to 3 curry leaves and ingh.
5. Slightly fry them for 1 minute. Put off the fire and leave it for cooling.
6. Grind this fried radish mixture with a table spoon of coconut, required salt and very little water. ( till paste).
7. Remove from the mixi jar and put it in a small bowl. Add curd to it. Mix it well.
8. Add jeera and curry leaves splutter. Radish Tambuli is ready to serve.

Note : Adding savoury curd enriches the taste of Radish tambuli. You can add butter milk instead of curd. The consistency is according to your taste. When you add buttermilk it turns very watery. I have added curd. Buttermilk can be used for grinding mooli and coconut mixture too. Using butter milk is healthy optional.
Serves : 4 to 5
Time : 10 minutes.

2. Carrot - Rava Rotti using  Radish Tumbuli.

 Things Needed :
Medium size Rava : (Semolina) : 2 Cups
Carrot : 2 (Medium size)
Radish Tambuli : 1 cup
Salt : Required
Oil : 3 to 4 Table spoon
Method :
1. Take a big bowl. Add Tambuli , rava, salt  and carrot. Mix it well.
2. Add required water and prepare the dough. (Little thicker than idli dough consistency).

3. Keep a dosa pan on the fire. Heat. Sprinkle little oil all over the pan.
4. Now let the flame be low. Take a handful of the rotti dough and spread it slowly like circle form.
5. Sprinkle little more oil on the roti and level the roti in same thickness. Cover and cook on both sides. ( let the flame be medium while
  cooking). Turn the other side and cook on that side for 20 seconds. Rava Rotti is ready to serve.
 6. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
7. Serve with any side dish you have prepared.
Ready to Serve Rava Rotti with Raw Jack Curry.

Note : You can add onions, capsicum to the dough. Taste may differ. ( I did not). Adding more coconut also adds to the taste. ( I did not). Serve with little butter on the top of Rotti.( optional). Do not use any stale tambuli. It is not healthy and you might be sick. Adding more chilly is optional. You can also use Ragi, Jola or Rice flour instead of Rava.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.


  1. Very nice combination..I can relate it to something what I make at home but the name is new to me:)...Looks very delicious:)

    1. Thank You Padma Veeranki..ok thats nice to know..

  2. It looks lovely. Love the combination. I will give it a try soon :)

  3. Wow!! What a combo!! very tempting!!


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