Winter Melon / Bood Kumbalkai Tambli

Bood Kumbalkai Tambli is normally prepared using the thin flesh surrounded by the seeds of the winter melon which is called Bondu in Tulu or Dindu in Kannada. The consistency of Tambli should be thinner than chutney. Either buttermilk or curd is used to make the Tambli. Try out this Tambli with steamed rice!!!
Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cooking Time
10 Minutes
3-4 People
Winter Melon / Ash Gourd /
Bood Kumbalkai
Fresh Coconut
Cumin Seeds
1 Cup
1 Tbsp.
½ Tsp.
To Taste
To Taste
½ Cup
For Seasoning
Cumin Seeds
Curry Leaves
½ Tsp.
½ Tsp.
A Pinch
As Reqd.
A Few
1.    Can either use the thin flesh around the seeds of the winter melon or the pieces of the melon
2.   Cook Winter Melon with a little water till done.
3.   Drain the water.
4.   In a blender jar add the cooked winter melon, cumin seeds and coconut and grind it to a smooth paste.
5.   Whisk curd in a bowl, add salt and sugar. To this add the ground paste.
6.   In a small pan temper with mustard and cumin seeds and add asafetida and curry leaves before switching off.
7.   Pour the seasoning to the curd mixture.


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