Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shunti Tambuli [ ginger side dish ]

Shunti which is called aardraka in sanskrit has avery good medicinal quality.
it help in reducing kapha, increases appetite,healps in healing ajeerna,helps to cure the distress caused due to flatulance or the gas problem,anorexia .Hence we havyaka people use it in form of a simple side dish called thambuli. This is used at the beginning of a meal to increase the appetite as well as to enhance the digestion.

Ginger - 1 inch chopped

curds - 1.5 cups

Fresh coconut grates - 1/4 cup

jeera/ cumin - 1/2 tsp

curry leaves - 3-4 torn

salt - as per taste

water - 1 cup

ghee/ oil - 1/2 tsp

1. Take coconut ,ginger in a blender and blend it into a fine paste. If you are using frozen coconut then try adding 2-3 almonds to the coconut while blending this with give it the original flavor of a fresh coconut.

2.Now whip the curds with water and make buttermilk. Add this to the paste made out of ginger and coconut. Add the salt as per taste.

3.Now for tempering add ghee /oil .Here i have used ghee for added flavor and aroma.
to that add jeera [cumin] and when it splutters or slightly changes the color add curry leaves and add it to the mixture .

4.Serve with warm rice and enjoy.

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