Brahmi leaves: ½ cup (I used 4 cubes frozen leaves)
Grated coconut: 3/4th cup (fresh/frozen)
Buttermilk: 2 cups (we like the tambli thin like rasam)
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp (optional)
Green chilli: 1-2
Salt: According to taste
Coconut Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds: ½ tsp
Asafoetida: a pinch
Curry leaves: 4-6
Broken red chilli: 1 (optional)
- Grind together the brahmi leaves, grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chilli with little yogurt/curd. Prepare a very smooth paste with this.
- Mix the buttermilk with the chutney prepared. Add salt & mix well.
- Prepare the tempering by adding oil, followed by mustard seeds, curry leaves, broken red chilli & finally asafoetida/hing. Pour this tempering over the tambli prepared. Refrigerate it & use it within the next couple of hours with rice, pickle or papad.
Steps followed to freeze brahmi leaves:
Wash the leaves thoroughly, include the tender stem. Add very little water & prepare a puree out of the leaves.Pour the puree to the freezing tray.Once brahmi cubes are formed, store the cubes in the ziplock bags for up to a month.
One more brahmi recipe can be found here at my blog.
Frozen is fine, in fact better than canned food since it freezes quickly retaining the nutrition. I do freeze lot of herbs and chillies too! :)ReplyDelete
Tambli looks delicious, but I have never tasted Brahmi leaves before tho', don't think I get them here.
I never used or tasted brahmi in my cooking..tambli looks lovely..ReplyDelete
I remember mom making tambli, but dont know what leaves she uses:-).Is brahmi leaves - bilpathre yele? I really dont know. Tambli looks yum. It has been so long since I have had that.ReplyDelete
That was a very quick & useful comment. Thanks a lot.
Thank you dear
Sushma, freezing is absolutely fine and they wil not loose any nutritional value so go ahead and continue freezing... This recipe seems very simple and after seeing this my mouth is watering oh my...ReplyDelete
tambil looks delicious Sushma. I never tries brahmi in cooking..so wonder the tasteReplyDelete
I love brahmi tambli its really good for healthReplyDelete
wow! brahmi ..adu frozen never heard of this ...looks sooo cool hey nanage tumba ista brahmi du tamli ..chenngideriReplyDelete
Hey, ya timare leaves are very gud to improve the memory skill.. I used to eat 1-2 leaves daily morning, specially exam seasons :)!!ReplyDelete
Love to have this chutney.. as never tried tambli of it.. but as Asha told i dont think will find here :(!!
never heard or seen it before.. thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a new recipe to me. Looks great and yummy Sushma :)ReplyDelete
Never heard about this before. Very new to me. Let me see whether I get this stuff. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
New to me...Hever came across that name....Recipe looks gr8!ReplyDelete
lovely recipe dearReplyDelete
lovely recipe dearReplyDelete
Yes, Brahmi is a very good ayurvedic stuff for memory.Nice recipe with that leaf.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the wonderful tip sush. I will buy that big bunch of Brahmi leaves next time I am in Little India. Tambli is a soother to have for lunch.ReplyDelete
Brahmi & Bilpatre(Bilwapatre) are not same dear. Brahmi is a Sanskrit word for Ondelaga (Kannada), Timare (Tulu). It is also known as gotu kola.
Thanks a lot for the useful information & also for wonderful comments.
Thank you ladies :)
I started freezing Brahmi Mangala ;) Thanks for the lovely comments.
@Archy, Ann, Uma
Thanks a lot for your comments.
tamblo looks lovely.. Nice dish will try it outReplyDelete
Even I prepare Thambli & Chutney from Ondelaga/Brahmi... Nice recipe..:-)ReplyDelete
I have not seen this leaves in US.. but heard that its available in Chinese grocery stores...
Wow new and interesting recipe. Looks so yummy and delicious.ReplyDelete
Hey sushma how did you freeze bramhi. Did you make puree first.ReplyDelete
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We wil' try this recipe at home mam.
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Ondelaga is extensively used in North Kanara especially in Sirsi/Siddapura area.Tambli is a regular recipe here.it is truly known for improving memory and concentration.ReplyDelete