Doddapatre Tambuli/ Cuban Oregano Spiced Yogurt


Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali. We had a wonderful time with many of our friends making this Diwali a memorable one for us.

Things have been pretty hectic at home and work and so I was not able to update posts at regular intervals. In fact I have been working on this post for the past 2 weeks and was able to post it only today.

This recipe called Tambuli/Tambli is a specialty of Karnataka/Konkani. It is a refreshing yogurt/buttermilk drink which aids in digestion and forms a good cooling agent. Usually spices, vegetables or green leaves are added to it, ground and then mixed with yogurt/curd. It is usually had cold or room temperature as is or along with rice.

These leaves are not available here in the US or at least I have not found them here in the Indian groceries. So this time when we went to Bangalore I had requested my MIL to make this and this was one of my favorite drinks growing up. The picture of the leaves is from my mom’s garden.

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Diwali /Deepavali Recipes: Sweets and Snacks

 Now that Diwali is around the corner, I am sure most of you are busy preparing delicacies for your families and friends. In this post I have put together links to sweets and snacks recipes that I have posted earlier. If you are looking for recipes then hope you find something fun and interesting:


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Diwali Snacks: Masala Peanuts

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Masala Peanuts is a very easy snack to make and that too with simple ingredients on hand. These can be made anytime of the year and not just during Diwali. They are crunchy, spicy and will be gone in no time. This is a great treat when it is cloudy and rainy or while watching movies, with tea and just plain snacking.

Note: Off late I have not been visiting other blogs or commenting as much as I used to earlier and the reason for that is I have forcefully reduced the amount of time I spend in front of the laptop.

Lately I have been experiencing some headaches and backaches (nothing serious) and so as a precautionary measure I plan to scale down my laptop time. At work I inevitably spend at least 8-9 hours in front of the computer in a day, so the only other option is to give up the luxury at home. I intend to continue with the 1-2 posts per week that I usually do here but with shorter content. I hope my fellow bloggers and readers will understand and continue on with their support. Thanks.

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