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Spinach Tambli / palak tambuli recipe with detailed video instructions.
Tambulis are one of the important side dishes in our everyday meal. Whether it is winter or summer, this dish balances our body. Easy to make and yet simply delicious tambulis can be prepared with any greens and even with spices like jeera, coriander seeds, menthya….
Here is simple yet delicious tambuli recipe using spinach / Palak
Spinach is high in fiber, protein, niacin and Vitamins like A, C, K, and E along with B2, B6. Palak is rich in iron, calcium magnesium … Studies have shown that cooked spinach is more healthier than the raw spinach. You have to consume spinach with vitamin C rich ingredients since Spinach has oxalic acid which inhibits the absorption of calcium and iron. Here in this Palak chutney we use tamarind which is a good source of Vitamin C.
Recommended: Whenever possible buy organic greens.

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Ingredients for making Palak tambuli:

  • for making Palak tambuli
  • I big handful of spinach / Palak ( wash it thoroughly)
  • ½ cup coconut(fresh / frozen)
  • 1 tsp Salt or sat to taste
  • ½ cup curd / yogurt
  • ½ cup water

For frying the masale :

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 Green chilli
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 15 Black pepper

For seasoning:

  • 2 tsp ghee
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds


  1. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium low heat, once hot add pepper, fry it.
  2. Then add cumin seeds. Fry it for few more seconds, then add green chillies.
  3. After the green chillies changes its color add washed spinach. Cover it and cook the spinach on low heat until it is well cooked. ( it may take 5 minutes). Then turn off the heat.
  4. Add coconut and mix it. Let it cool.
  5. Grind the above mix along with salt and a little water to a fine taste. Then add curd and pulse it.
  6. Transfer the tambuli to a bowl.


  1. Heat the ghee in a ladle on medium low heat. Once hot add mustard seeds, after it sputters add jeera. Fry it for few seconds and turn off the heat.
  2. Add the seasoning to the tambuli and mix it well
  3. Serve the Palak tambuli with rice or as raita to the pulav.