Sunday, February 17, 2013

Maavina midi tambli

One of my favorite dishes by amma :)

3 pickled maavina midi
2 Tbsp grated coconut
1 cup thick yogurt
1 cup water
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 green chilli
1 dry red chilli
1 tsp mustard seeds
9-10 curry leaves
2 tsp oil

1) Wash the maavina midi and cut into pieces. Dry it and fry in 1 tsp oil.
2) Grind this with coconut, cumin seeds, green chilli and 2 Tbsp water.
3) Mix this with yogurt and 1/2-1 cup of water (depending on the consistency you need). Check for salt.
4) Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chilli. Mix with tambli.
Serve with rice

Tip: As I wanted it to be a bit more spicy, I added half a tsp of red chilli powder. If pepper powder is available, that would be better as well.
Substitute buttermilk instead of yogurt if available.


  1. This looks very yummy. Mangoes have arrived in Bangalore. I'm planning to make this :-) Dont know if I will get midi, but will try with Mavina kai.
    Liked all you pics!
    Following you , looking forward to more such tasty recipes :-)

  2. Hi Ranjitha,
    What would be better is to use maavina midi pickles than raw maavina midi. I looked at my blog and saw how you could be confused - I have updated it. Hope it makes more sense now :)
    This is how my amma makes it - having said that, may be you can use raw midi as well, but may need to increase the salt and chilli used :)