Friday, May 13, 2016

Guest post series: Piyava Tambali ( a spicy, tangy coconut based sauce with onions in it) by Ashwini Kamath

Last week we all enjoyed seasoned blogger Radha Natarajan's amazing one-pot quick sambar! This week we have another very simple and humble recipe that is absolutely delicious! Piyava Tambali ( a spicy, tangy coconut based sauce with onions in it). This is a traditional Konkani side-dish that has been brought to us by a young, dynamic, enthusiastic and relatively new blogger, Ashwini Kamath.

Ashwini is a mother of two children and a home-maker. She loves cooking dishes that are simple, easy, quick and healthy! Now you see why I invited her over! She started her blog "Cook with Ashu" one year back so that the easy and quick recipes from her kitchen reaches people who want to savor authentic and traditional Konkani food.

Do visit Ashwini's blog & Facebook page "Cook with Ashu" in which she has shared not only lots of easy and quick recipes for veg and non veg dishes but also tips and information about food.

I am very much thankful to Suchitra for believing in me,and giving me an opportunity to write a guest post in her blog ...'Su's Healthy living'...

Suchitra wanted a healthy ,easy and quick here I am with a popular and traditional recipe of every konkani  home known as 'Piyava Tambali '......This Tambali is usually prepared during rainy season or when there are no veggies left in the fridge and there is nothing left in the kitchen pantry as this recipe is prepared using only 4 ingredients: coconut,raw onions,red chilles and Tamrind.....
It is one of the easiest and quickest  side dishes which can be prepared for rice instead of sambar or Rasam....

This is a perfect combo to boiled rice or steam rice with papads or fryyums (vodi /sandige) ...    But the shelf life of this recipe is less as the dish is not cooked so refrigerate this once it is done....I can say that this is one of the best recipes for cooking without fire ..



•1 cup fresh coconut grated
•6 fried red byadagi chillies
•a small piece tamrind
•Salt to taste
•1tbsp coconut oil to drizzle (optional )
•1chopped raw onion


▪In a mixi jar add  coconut ,red chillies and tamrind and grind to smooth chutney consistency using little water
▪Add salt and just whisk once to combine
▪Remove this to a container add water as required (don't add much water,let the ground masala be slightly thick paste )
▪Add raw onions and give a good mix
▪Drizzle coconut oil on it while serving

* mix onions at the time of serving
*adding oil is a traditional method but this can be omitted .

I am bringing this simple, yet delicious dish of Ashwini's to all my friends at Throwback Thursday#38Fiesta Friday#119  and Saucy Saturdays#45! Angie's co-hosts this week are Ahila @ A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens.

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