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Monday, March 22, 2010

Thakkali Achar / Tomato Pickle

Tomato Pickle is a dry side dish served with Rice or other breakfast items like Dosa or Idly.
It is prepared using Tomato puree sauted along with other spices till the water dries off.

  • Tomato - 10 nos
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - tsp
  • Fenu greek powder - ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida - ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Sesame oil - ¼ cup
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Put Tomato in boiled and peel the skin.
  • Grind tomato into pulp.
  • Heat oil in a Pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, when it starts to splutter add Ginger paste, Garlic paste, curry leaves and fry it.
  • Add asafoetida stir for a minute.
  • Add Tomato pulp, Turmeric powder, Chilli powder and Salt and cook it.
  • When the water dries up add fenugreek powder and sugar and stir well.
  • Stir well till the Oil oozes out and remove from fire..
Recommended Combination: Serve with Chappathi, Dosa, Idli, Rice.

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