Onion Tamballi Recipe

Onion Tamballi/Tamboli/Tambli is a coconut preparation which is garnished with raw onions and coconut oil. It is an accompaniment to rice and fried fish. Goes well even with dosas and rice bhakri.


  • Half of a small coconut
  • 6 roasted Byadgi chillies
  • 2 roasted Guntur chillies
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 onions roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies crushed
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil

Method :
Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies, tamarind and the two roughly chopped onions to a fine paste. Remove, add the crushed chillies, salt and the finely chopped onion. Drizzle with coconut oil and serve with rice.

Note: This is a cold preparation and is usually prepared just before a meal. Any leftovers have to be refrigerated immediately.

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