Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Instant Tomato Pickle | Side Dish For Idli,Dosa,Chapathi & Rice

 Its very easy to prepare this pickle .It goeas well with Idli,Dosa ,Chapathi& Rice. You can also mix the paste in cooked rice to prepare tomato rice.

Preparation Time : 10 Mins
Cooking Time : Max 1 Hr
Serves : 6


Tomato - 7 Large
Tamarind - Small Lemon Size
Red Chilly Powder - 2 Tbspn
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tspn
Salt - To taste
Roasted Fenugreek Powder - 3/4 tspn

To Temper

Gingelly Oil - 1/2 Cup
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 Tspn
Urad Dal - 3/4 tspn
Garlic Pods -10
Curry Leaves - 2 Sprig
Hing - 1/2 Tspn


*Soak the tamarind in hot water,extract the thick pulp and keep it aside

*In a large Vessel (Here i used my presseure cooker ),heat the  1/4 cup gingelly oil and add the chopped tomatoes and saute it
 *Add little salt and cook the tomatoes until it turns mushy.
 *Cook the tomatoes in low flame until the oil floats on top.it will be take max 1 hr.so be patience in cook the tomatoes.
 *Then add salt+ turmeric pdr+red chilly pdr+tamarind pulp.cook it for more mins until the raw smell goes away.
 *Finally add the roasted fenugreek pdr and switch off the flame.
 *Then temper with ingredients given under'to temper' with remaining 1/4 cup oil.


*Try to use gingelly oil for authentic taste.

*If  your tomatoes are sour then omit the tamarind pulp.

*It can be stored upto 1 week at room temperature.

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