Dhoddpatre Thambuli

Thambuli is a type of raita. You can have this with plain hot rice. Dhoddpatre is a kannada word for a special green leaf vegetable. Its very good for health and it is used in aayurvedic medicine. This leaf also can be home grown. There are only a few types of veggies that can be used specially for this dish. This special green leaves (Dhoddpatre) can be used only in this type of dish. I do not know of any other dish which is made using this veggie.

In English it is called Coleus Amboinicus (acc to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plectranthus_amboinicus)

  • Dhoddpatre leaves - 4 or 6
  • Molag / Menasu /Black Pepper - 6
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut - 4 tsp
  • Curds / Yogurt - 1 or 2 cups
  • Wash the leaves.
  • Roast the leaves. Do not roast too much just for 2 minutes so that raw smells goes
  • Roast jeera, pepper
  • Grind the roasted leaves and spices along with coconut and little bit of water make into a smooth paste
  • Add curds and salt to taste
  • Serve with hot rice

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Champa said...

Mala, I love this too. Unfortunately, I don't have the plant here in U.S to make. I loved the Blog headline that is so true.

Lakshmi said...

Nodi..maneli pot tumba D.soppu bittide and this recipe has served me as a reminder to make thambuli. We too love it :)

New look to the blog looks sooo good :)

jayasree said...

I have this plant in my backyard. I often trim them else to avoid it invading the whole of my backyard. I usually use it while preparing kashayam for cold.

Thanks a ton for this recipe. I simply loved the ingredients that went into this.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Dhoddpatre thambuli is my favorite, i never find it here.. My mom makes thambuli and chutney with this.

Suma Gandlur said...

Do you have that plant at home? Bloggers sometime make me reget not leaving in India.:)

Raks said...

I love the smell of those leaves,never thoght of making something with the leaves!

Unknown said...

Nice Vanamala, since long didn't make it.....

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Malar Gandhi said...

We make it in more or less similar way...I love this healthy herbs, very therapeutic..

Parita said...

Never heard of dhoddpatre before..can u pls let me know what's it called in english?

sangeeta said...

very healthy n therapeutic herb...we used to make a pakoda and a different version of chutny with it...you have a nice blog i must say !!!

Anu Sudheendra said...

BangaloreBaker you can get this plant on EBay.com I purchased this one now i have two plants. check out under cuban oregano.