Saturday, June 28, 2014



Thambali is a kind of curry and Piyavu is what we call Onions in Konkani, hence the name of this dish, which is like an Onion Curry. It is typically eaten as an accompaniment to our main meal of rice and dal.

This is a popular dish made by many Konkani people. It must rank as one our favourites at home. I have fond memories of this dish from my childhood when my Mom used to make this for us. However, I don't make this often because of the coconut content but a few days ago I made this for a change and we loved it!

  • Onion, medium sized, finely chopped, 2
  • Coconut gratings, 1 cup,
  • Roasted Byadgi Red Chillies, 3-4
  • Tamarind, size of a seed
  • Ginger, 1/2 " piece, grated
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coconut Oil, 1 tsp
As the first step, finely chop the onions, and grate the ginger.
Add a little salt, mix well and keep aside.
Next grind the freshly grated coconut along with the roasted red chillies, tamarind and a little salt to a
smooth paste using the required amount of water. Since salt has already been added to the onion-ginger mixture, take care not to add too much salt at this stage.
Now add the finely chopped onions and grated ginger to the ground paste. Mix well
If necessary, add a little water to get the right consistency for the thambali.
Drizzle the coconut oil and mix well
The thambali is ready to be served.

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