Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tomato Chutney


4 tomatoes

2 tbsps toasted sesame seeds

2 green chillis

1 dry red chilli

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 1/2 tsps urad dal/minappa pappu

1 tbsp tamarind paste

salt to taste

2 tsps oil

For tempering/tadka/poppu:

1 tsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

pinch of asafoetida/inguva/hing

10-12 fresh curry leaves

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, cumin seeds and urad dal and red chilli and saute till the dal turns red. Remove and keep aside.
2 In the same oil, add the green chillis and saute for a mt, remove and keep aside. In the same oil add the sliced tomatoes and fry for 8-9 mts or till the water evaporates. Turn off heat. Add the tamarind to the sauteed tomatoes and let it cool.
3 First grind the cumin-dal mixture along with sesame seeds and then add the cooled tomato-tamarind mix and salt and grind to a paste.
4 Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and once they splutter add the asafoetida and curry leaves and turn off heat. Pour over chutney and combine.
5 Serve with tiffins like dosa or idli.

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