Friday, 26 May 2017

Doddapatre / Ajwain Thambli #sikandalouscuisine

A yoghurt based Karnataka style side dish made using Ajwain lea
Recipe Credits Smitha Kalluraya 

​ or commonly called Ajwain 
is used 
​in many a home remedies -
​, ​
cough, asthma , for indigestion ,acidity 
​etc.​ Nandita Amin showed us how the very same leaves can make beautiful chutney and Kadhi . That got me raring to cook something with them as I have two pots 
​ .

A bit of Google and I reached 
Smitha Kalluraya
​ blog where she posted a superb ​
​Doddapatra (Ajwain Leaf)  Tham​bli . 
​she explains is a 
very traditional Karnataka dish grannys have been making from many years . For better understanding we can term thambli as medicated buttermilk / a type of raita / cold soup .
Back to the recipe ! 

10 - 12 Dodda Patre / Karpooravalli leaves/ Ajwain leaf
1 .5 Cups Sour Curd.
1 Teaspoon Ghee.
1/4 Cup Grated Coconut.

Spice Mix
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds.
3 - 5 Black Peppercorn
1 Green Chilly
For tempering
1 Teaspoon Ghee.
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds.
1/2 Teaspoon Jeera.
5 to 6 Curry Leaves.
1 Broken Red Chilli 
1.Clean , wash and roughly chop ajwain leaves .
2. In a pan add few drops of ghee and roast jeera,pepper and green chilli.Fry for a minute.Add the ajwain leaves and sauté for 2-3 minutes or till the leaves turn soft and change their colour.Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.

3. Grind leaves -spice mix ,coconut and salt to a very smooth paste in a mixer by adding little water.Pour the mixture to a bowl and add buttermilk / curd .Mix well.Adjust the consistency as required. The consistency should be thin

​4. ​
Heat the remaining ghee in a small pan.Add mustard seeds and jeera ,when it splutters add curry leaves .Pour the tempering on the thambli .

Serve doddapatre tambli in room temperature with hot steaming rice or relish as such as a drink.

Atul Sikand

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