Monday, November 4, 2013

Piyava Tambli ( Coconut based Onion Gravy)

Piyava Tambli is an easy, 'no cook' dish. I got this recipe from a cook book written by Jaya V Shenoy. This is a traditional recipe and it comes handy when you don't have any vegetables on hand (assuming onions, potatoes, garlic and coconut are always in stock :-)).


Few months back, my brother suggested to post this recipe. He had eaten it at his friend's place and really liked it. I have been thinking of posting this for a while but never happened. This is the first time I am making it and it turned out very good as I expected. The mild coconut gravy with a hint of coconut oil and the crunch from raw onions really makes it special even though the ingredients look simple and few.

Ingredients:
  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/Frozen - 1/2 cup
  • Roasted Dry red chilli - 2-3
  • Tamarind - A small piece
  • Onion, finely chopped- 1/4 cup
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt- To taste

Procedure:

Chop the onion (as fine as possible).


Now take grated coconut, roasted dry red chilli, salt and tamarind in a blender.


Grind it along with little amount of water to get a paste (not very fine).


Now transfer this paste into a bowl. Add water to get the desired thickness (I kept it medium thick). Then add the chopped onion. Drizzle coconut oil and give a good mix. 
Piyava Tambli is ready!!


Serve it along with rice and any side dish of your choice. Above measurement serves two people.

2 comments :

  1. Hey! This is one of my favourite recipe.It goes well with fried fish for non vegetarians. My MIL adds chopped onions whereas my mom adds the onions while grinding.So now what I do is Addsome onions while grinding and then add some chopped like you did.

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    1. That's a good idea. Glad to know it's your fav. Even I liked it. Do try other recipes and enjoy :)

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