Palak Tambuli Recipe – Udupi Style Spinach Tambuli

Palak Tambuli is a spinach based yogurt like curry recipe from Udupi, Karnataka. It is a simple, healthy and comforting side dish. Tambuli with green leafy vegetables are neither spicy nor oily.  Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Salt, Fresh coconut, Green Chilli, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Whole Black Pepper Corns, Spinach Leaves (Palak), Coconut Oil, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Curry leaves, Dry Red Chilli   1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , whisked Salt , to taste For the coconut masala 1/4 cup Fresh coconut 1 Green Chilli 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1./2 teaspoon Whole Black Pepper Corns 1 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak) , finely chopped For the tadka 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 2 sprig Curry leaves 1 Dry Red Chilli , broken     10   20     To begin making Palak Tambuli Recipe,prep all the ingredients and keep readyTo cook the spinach; heat oil in a pan over medium heat; add the spinach along with a little salt and cook until it has wilted down. Once wilted, turn off the heat and allow the spinach to cool.To grind the coconut masala, in a mixer jar, combine the fresh coconut, cooked spinach, along with green chilli, cumin seeds and whole peppercorns. Add some water to make a smooth coconut masala, set aside. To make the Palak Tambuli, in a large bowl, combine the whisked curd and the freshly ground coconut-palak masala and season with salt.  For the tadka, heat oil in a tadka pan over medium heat; add the mustard and cumin seeds, and allow it to crackle. Next add in the red chilli and curry leaves, mix and turn off the flame. Pour this tadka on the palak tambuli, and serve.   Serve Palak Tambuli Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Udupi Style Bendekayi Palya Recipe  fpor a simple comforting weekday lunch.