Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Boodu kumbala bondina tambli

I know I know it is quite a mouthful if you do not understand Kannada / Tulu :) Let me try translating it
Boodu kumbala = Winter Melon / Ash Gourd
Bondu - Soft and mushy part at the centre of the melon where you have all the seeds

Ash gourd is known for its medicinal values and healing power. Being low in calories, it is ideal for diabetic patients, and those seeking weight-control (ME ME ME). My Granny used to say this is very good for excessive bleeding.

Any way this is one of the very few veggies that my 20 M old daughter will eat with out fuss. When the sambar is done at home you can hear her going "kadi haaku nanaige naanee tintini" (give me the vegetables, I will only eat)

For today I have the tambli which my Aunt makes from the bondu.

You need:
Ash gourd Bondu - 1 cup
Curds - 1 cup
Coconut - 2 tbsp scrapped
Green chillis - 2
mustard - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chillis - 2
Curry leaves - 4
Hing - 1 pinch
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt

Method:

Remove all the seeds from the bondu and clean it by running water on it.
This will remove the slimy coat from the bondu.
Steam it in the pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
In the Mixer grind cocount and green chillis.
Now add the bondu and salt, grind into a fine paste.
Mix in the curds.
Heat oil, add mustard once it splutters add urad dal, red chillis, curry leaves and hing.
Add this tadka to the Bondu curd mixture.
Tambli is ready.
Serve it with Rice.

This goes to Nitu's Best Out of Waste event.












37 comments:

Priya said...

Woww thats a droolworthy dish, looks awesome..

Shree said...

Tastes good too :)

Kiran said...

Dear Shree,
Thank you for the warm welcome,I dressed casual.
A very nice and healthy ashgourd recipe.It's great for summer weather too and just right for Nithu's event.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wonderful words.Missed you on the Blog-Pals List.

Recently I strated an event with wholegrains:barley.Would love to see your delicious recipes for this event.

Thank you.

Satya said...

hello sree,i never tried ash gourd before ,i know its very healthy but never got a chance or neither any interesting recipe which tempt me to try this....ur recipe not only looks awesome but also feels like i can prepare it..thanks for visiting my place n giving nice compliments :-)

Krishnaveni said...

Hello Shree, thanks for visiting my space and your lovely comment. curry looks really great. Happy blogging

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Sushma Mallya said...

wow looks lovely:)...love the temeping on the top:)

Apu said...

Delicious recipe!!

Swathi said...

Shree

Nice dish my hubby loves anything with ashgourd. Very good.Thanks for visiting my blog. You have lot nice recipes i will follow you.

Vidhya said...

Shree
Lovely tambli..healthy and delicious recipe

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

drooooolworthy n tasty dish.....looks tempting...
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Shree said...

TY ladies for you visit and comments :)

Shobha said...

This is something new ..never tasted it ..looks delicious.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...
U too have a lovely space with healthy and tasty recipes....
Happy Blogging :-)

Nice to follow u......

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks for the translation. looks delicious, love all the melons and gourds, they are delicacies.

Madhu said...

Nice bog Shree. I lived in Bangalore for a few months and loved my stay there. Its good to be following you to learn Kannada recipes.

GayathriRaj said...

Hey nice to come across ur blog shreee.....really very nice recipes...ash gourd recipe is too good and mouth watering....i have never tried it b4....and perfect one for the event.... good try...

Please do visit when u have some time...

shanthi said...

delicious and lip smacking keep rocking

srividhya Ravikumar said...

Hai shree.. wonderful recipe.. thank you.. do drop in at my site whenever.. following you

Madhu said...

looks simple and nice Shree. Bless the little one!

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shanthi said...

Simple yet healthy

Ramya Manja said...

Wow what a Healthy Tambli,South kenara cuisine have so much such drool worthy recipes...
Thanks for sharing..

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Mesothelioma said...

Tastes good too :)

Deepa said...

Wow..never knew this!! Thanks for the recipe.

LG said...

waah!parvagillappa bondinalli raita na super idea ri :)

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Micheal said...

It looks very good,i will try at home.
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Malli said...

Looks like a bowl of comfort food with some rice....Awesome!!

Now Serving said...

First time here - This is a wonderful tambli shree! following you dear I look forward to browsing your site some more - and would love for you to do the same :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Came across here through a fellow blogger,you have a nice collection of recipes...
will come back for more...Keep in touch

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Indie.Tea said...

It sounds delicious.
And I really like the photograph, with the fried curry leaf and red chilis...yum!

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Kalyani said...

ooh ! thats one awesome Tambli-... thumba chennagidhe !