Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sambarballi(cuban oregano) chutney/Tambuli

Sambarballi(cuban oregano) chutney/Tambuli

Sambarballi is a herb which is also know as cuben oregano.In kannada it is known as doddapatre and some call it sambrani .Leaves of this plants are aromatic and thick.This herb is widely know for its medicinal use especially in children.This herb is used for curing stomach related ailments like indigestion , constipation and acidity.You can also make the tea just boil some leaves along with coarsely ground cumin and coriander seeds which is very good in indigestion. I used to give the juice mixed with honey to my kid when they suffer from cough or cold.It has a cooling effect when mixed with curd so whenever i prepare this chutney i add curd and serve with rice.You can prepare variety of dishes like vada,bajji or in curry paste.
  • 10-15 Sambarballi leaves
  • 1cup Coconut grated
  • 1 Onion-(chopped)
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 5-6 Green chilly
  • 1/2tsp Cumin(jeera)
  • 4-5 Pepper corn(optional)
  • 1 cup Curd-(thick)
  • 2-3 tsp of oil for frying.
Cooking Directions
  1. Fry all the ingredients in oil on a low flame for a few minutes except coconut and curd.
  2. Now grind it along with coconut to smooth paste with little water
  3. Just before serving add curd and serve.
  4. Goes well with plain rice.

  • variation:- just omit curd and use tamarind Pulp.you can use this chutney with dosas or sandwiches .


  1. Please let me know if Sambarballi is dried Oregano Leaves. Can i make this chutney with dried oregano leaves soaked in water for a while.

    1. Welcome Nina shaik...actually both are different herbs.I really dont think dried oregano tastes as good as sambarballi.