Here is the recipe for Sandalwood leaves tambuli.
Sandalwood Leaves (tender) – Handful or 10-20
Fresh grated coconut - ¼ cup
Fresh Curds/ Buttermilk – 1/2 cup
Green chilli – 1 or Pepper (I prefer later)
Pure Sandalwood oil or Pure sandalwood powder – a pinch (optional)
Mustard – 1 spoon
Oil - 1 spoon
Red Chilli - 1
Method:Pick the sandalwood leaves, wash, fry with little ghee or oil in a pan. Need not fry too deep and keep aside. Take coconut, pepper in a mixer jar, add the fried leaves and grind adding salt. Bring it to a smooth paste. Add curds/ buttermilk to the ground paste. In a tempering/ tadka pan, heat oil, add mustard and chilli flakes. When starts spluttering, add curry leaves, switch of the heat and season the tambuli, add a drop of pure sandalwood oil or pinch of powder to improve aroma.Serve as a side dish for rice.