Monday, July 28, 2008

Daalimbe (Pomegrenate) Thambuli - Udupi Recipe

Pomegranate/Daalimbe (ದಾಳಿಂಬೆ in Kannada, மாதுளம் பழம் in Tamil, अनार in Hindi) fruit has got medicinal properties. It has got blood purifying qualities and helps people with arthritis.

Every part of this plant is used in ayurvedic medicine - roots, leaves, seeds, skin of the fruit, etc. Normally we take this fruit in juice form. Try this thambuli with daalimbe/pomegranate skin:


  • 1/2 cup Skin of daalimbe fruit - chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin(Jeera) seeds
  • 2-3 Green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp. Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • Salt to taste


  • 1/2 tsp. Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Mustard
  • Curry leaves (optional)


Fry the daalimbe peels, jeera and green chilli in ghee till the peel shrinks a bit. Grind this with coconut, in a mixer with some water (drinking water is better because we are not going to boil it again). After it becomes soft, add the curd and grind for a second. Pour in a vessel and add water till the thambuli is of dosa batter consistency. Garnish.

If you feel the thambuli is a bit bitter in taste, add 1/2 tsp. sugar and mix. Serve with rice or chapaathis.


sangeeta said...

This is such a wonder , never thought of using pomegranate skin like this . I have used the skin for medicinal purpose though.

A picture would have done wonders as i have never seen something like this:)

Sandhya said...

sangeetha: Welcome and thanks for the comment, Sangeetha!

I was not very familiar with recipe blogs in those days! Now, I know how easy the recipe would look, along with photoes.

When I make this thambuli next time, I will take pictures and add to this recipe!