Thursday, February 18, 2010

Doddapatre Tambuli (Coleus aromaticus in yogurt sauce)

I feel doddapatre leaves (they look like this ) are underrated considering the medicinal values. Also, visit this link for language translations. BTW, tambuli is part of Udupi cuisine and its loose translation is yogurt coconut sauce.

Some of the home-remedies using doddapatre leaves are as follows:
1. It has a cooling effect when mixed with yogurt/curd. Hence, this tambuli cools your body.
2. It helps get rid of common cold. These leaves must be heated on a griddle & when they start oozing out the juice, remove it from the griddle & squeeze the juice from these leaves. Mix this juice with equal amount of ginger juice + few drops of honey. Give to infants ( more than 6 months old) or young children. It is a very effective medicine.
3. It reduces the phlegm in young children. Follow the same procedure as above, but do not add ginger juice, just the doddapatre leaves juice + honey.
4. It works wonders for constipation & acidity. Consume the doddapatre chutney/tambuli three times a day for 2 days & notice the change. For treating acidity, don't add green chilli while preparing the tambuli or chutney. Avoid coconut too. Prepare a chutney/tambuli with loads of doddapatre leaves.
5. Read in a newspaper that, doddapatre juice is consumed and applied externally against measles.
6. Doddapatre juice helps to cleanse our system.

Doddapatre leaves: 30-40nos
Black Pepper: 1/2 tsp
Green chilli: 1 no (optional, I normally don't add this)
Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut: 3 tbsp
Curd/Yogurt: 2 cups
Salt: According to taste
Oil: 1/2 tsp

For tempering:

Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: a string (optional)
Red chilli: 1 no (broken)
Asafoetida: a pinch

  • Wash the leaves thoroughly & chop them.
  • Heat oil in a small wok. When oil is hot, add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds turn golden, add pepper & saute for 10secs. Add the doddapatre leaves & saute them till the leaves wilt. Turn off the heat & allow it to cool.
  • Transfer the leaves, coconut to a mixer jar & pulse it until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Scoop out the paste & pulse the yogurt with water for 2-3secs.
  • Add the diluted yogurt/buttermilk, salt to the paste & mix well.
  • Prepare the tempering. Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds, when mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, broken red chilli, asafoetida & pour this tempering to the prepared yogurt mixture.
  • Tambuli is ready to be served with steaming hot rice & papad/fritters.

I happened to update the picture of bittergourd chips. Have a look at the same here.


  1. My sil in Bangalore grows some of these Patre in a pot, she told me that it's good for us too. Tambli looks yum.

  2. Wow !!! really good stuff..looks so much inviting.;))lots health benefits...thanks for sharing..

  3. wow! doddapatre has so much medicinal value :) great informative post dear.
    Tambuli looks comforting, nice snaps.

  4. Tambli is very healthy recipe. liked your chips.

  5. The name is so new, I was wondering what they were... Thanks for the link!!! It should be very aromatic and looks very comforting!!!

  6. Luv anything n everything with curds !!

  7. ahaa..mane munde potnalli irodella kittu madthini iri weekend.

  8. Nice and simple dish !!
    My mom used to make chutney and pakodas of the leaves and also give us tea made of the leaves for cough and cold.
    this plant really just grows and grows !!!!!!!
    I wish I could get hold of this plant here in Canada.

  9. Lovely prep that is....Very beautifully captured to bring out the essence of it..... Loved it totally..... THUMBA ISHTAVAAYITHU!!!!
    Chamacha haaki savidu bidabeku antha anisuthide..... yaako indu....
    Oops just got carried away..... ;-)


  10. oh i never knew they are so useful ...then i have to try this healthy dish...thanks for sharing and clicks are lovely sush

  11. Nice and healthy dish. Useful home remedies

  12. Nice informative post... looks very healthy and nice click...

  13. Dear Sush
    How are you?
    I am here after a long time and missed some postings. After seeing the picture, I realized what it is. We used to make thin battered pakoDa, but havent tasted it for quite some time.
    Have a nice weekend

  14. First time here....

    Never heard of such an healthy dish..

    Bittergourd chips looks crispy...


  15. I just love the aroma of this leaf,the recipe is absolutely new to me!Looks and sounds good!

  16. I love tambooli so much that i had kept in the refregerator for days together and eaten, wn i was carrying. My father in law used to tease me to keep the name of the new born as "Tambooli" !
    Very delicious indeed!



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