Kottambari Tambuli Recipe – Udupi Style Raw Coriander Kadhi

Tambuli’s are a summer coolers from the Udupi region of Karnataka and Kottambari Tambuli Recipe (Udupi Style Raw Coriander Kadhi) is a delicious variant. Usually, greens are sauteed with spices and ground to a smooth paste, and then added to thin buttermilk.  Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Fresh coconut, Green Chilli, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Dry Red Chilli, Asafoetida (hing), Oil, Salt   1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , tightly packed, roughly chopped 4 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated 1 Green Chilli 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 Dry Red Chilli 1 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 2 teaspoons Oil Salt , to taste     10   5     To begin making Kottambari Tambuli Recipe, whisk the yogurt to smooth consistency in a big bowl. Add about 3 cups of water, mix well and keep aside.Heat a teaspoon of oil in a small kadai, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.Once they splutter, add the green chilli, coriander leaves and fry for a minute.Once cool, grind it to a smooth paste along with the grated coconut using a mixer grinder adding little water.Add this ground coriander mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix well. Add water to your desired consistency and season with salt.Now, to prepare the tadka, in a small tadka pan, heat the remaining oil, and add the mustard seeds once the oil is hot.Once they splutter, add the urad dal and stir a bit. Once they are golden in color and are fried, add the hing, dry red chilli, and stir.Once the hing seizes sizzling, switch off heat and pour this tadka over the Kottambari Tambuli. Serve the Kottambari Tambuli Recipe (Udupi Style Raw Coriander Kadhi) along with Steamed Rice, Udupi Style Bende Kayi Palya Recipe or Spicy Potato Roast Recipe and Karnataka Style Aralu Sandige Recipe for a simple summer weekday lunch.