Tambuli is a signature dish of coastal Karnataka/ Mangalore. There are hundreds of tambuli recipes you can find from the region. Tambuli (=tampu huli), is natural body coolant to beat the heat and hence it is famous in hot Mangalore. Basically it is a side dish or drink prepared with little coconut, buttermilk & a vegetable (herb or spice). To name few, cucumber tambuli, centella (brahmi) tambuli, ginger, mango tambuli and many more. Today's post is about one such recipe of Ginger tambuli originally from South canara/ Udupi!. This is a good appetizer as Ginger/ Shunti improves digestion. It can be prepared as a side dish for rice or one can drink it like masala buttermilk, by making it of thinner consistency. Look for my other posts on various tambuli recipes.
Tambulis can be served as a side dish or it can be served as a drink like masala buttermilk. Tambulis are probiotic rich and hence improves digestion. Variations possible by adding 'mango ginger' instead ginger. Turmeric root tambuli can also be prepared with same process.