Here comes a true summer recipe in the form of rice side dish. Yes it is tambli/tambuli. This is a rice-combo that keeps our body cool in the hot summer season. Do you have 10 minutes of time? Cool. You can make this because it isn’t fancy at all instead it’s a simple, straight forward one. A minimalist recipe and healthy option with none of the ingredients overpowering. And today, in order to post a summer specific tambli, I had to think out of the box. I found a bunch of drumstick flowers in the tree which belongs to my close neighbor. My eyes just happened to see those cute little flowers on the way back from school pick up point. As my kids boarded school bus, these golden white flowers in the tree fascinated me to cook a summer coolant drumstick flower tambli. Because these flowers contribute much to our health.
So, when you think flowers and cooking, it seems quite weird. But tambli is one such simple curry that can be prepared using leaves (Remember palak tambli?), flowers and even some spices too. If a particular leaf or flower is extremely good for your health and has medicinal values, then tambli is the best choice. Because you can’t eat a flower just like that since it boosts your health. Instead transforming it in to edible form seems practical isn’t it?
Drumstick flower tambli has the flavor mix of cumin, black pepper and tang of buttermilk with a hint of sweetness from coconut. The taste and delicious is truly worth the effort. You bet.