Palak Tambuli Recipe / Spinach Flavored Yogurt Recipe

501Palak tambuli is yet another authentic dish from Udupi that is a mixture of curd and palak / spinach leaves. It’s medicinal properties are limitless since most of the greens have medicinal properties apart from fulfilling the nutrition quotient. A rare combination of chilli, cumin and the greens along with yogurt gives the flavored taste.


  • 2 cups palak / spinach
  • 1 cup curd
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • tsp ghee
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • Pinch of asafoetida / hing
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
5 min 5 min 10 min 3-4

500Lets start the recipe step by step:

  1. Rinse the palak or spinach leaves very well in running water. Tender stem are fine. if the stems are stringy, then discard the stems.
  2. Boil 3 cups water in a pan add the palak leaves in the hot water. close with a lid and let the palak leaves sit in the water for 2-3 mins.
  3. Strain the palak leaves.
  4. Add strained palak to the blender along with coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds and grind to fine paste adding minimum water.
  5. Now transfer this in a bowl, add whisked curds / butter milk and mix it well. Adjust the consistency by adding water, it should be thinner than chutney.
  6. Add salt to taste and mix well.
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  7. Now in a seasoning pan heat ghee, add mustard, jeera, red chilli, curry leaves, hing.432
  8. When the mustard seeds splutter add it to tambuli.
  9. Serve it along with hot steamed rice.

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