Friday, April 1, 2011

Tomato Pachadi / Tomato Chutney


5 medium sized Tomatoes(chopped)
2-3 flakes of Tamarind(soaked in water)
1 medium Onion(chopped)
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
4-5 Fenugreek seeds(menthulu)
2 tbsp Coriander seeds
1 tbsp Bengal gram
1 tbsp Black gram
2 Green Chillies
4 Red Chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste


1. Heat little oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add fenugreek seeds, pinch of Hing,coriander seeds,bengal gram, black gram, green chillies, red chillies and fry them well until nice aroma spreads around(Remember, fry them on a low flame). Collect these ingredients in a plate.
2. Heat pan again with little oil in it. Add chopped onion and fry them until translucent. Add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and tamarind(along with the water in which tamarind was soaked). Fry them nicely until the whole mixture is cooked and soft.
3. Bring the above ingredients collected in a plate(spices mixture) to mixi. Once they are finely powdered, add the tomato mixture to the mixi and make a paste. Remove the chutney into a bowl, adjust salt and serve it with steam rice/dosa/wada/Idli as desired.

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