Friday, March 7, 2008

Tomato Chutney

This is the first time I'm entering the JFI event. After seeing my senior bloggers hosting and participating in these events, I too got excited to do something this time. So, here is my entry: Tomato chutney, Tomato Pulav and Tomato Thokku. I know, these are not the fancy items. Still, just wanted to participate in the event and get to know new friends.

Onion- 1 (medium, rough chop)
Tomatoes- 2 (big, rough chop)
red chillies- 2 1/2
salt- as required

Saute onion in oil until transparent and soft. Then add red chillies and fry for 2 mins. Then add tomatoes and some salt. Cook till the tomato turns soft. cool and grind into a smooth paste.Again heat 3 tsp oil in kadai and fry mustard seeds, split urad dal , red chilli and curry leaves. Now add the onion-tomato paste and fry until the color changes to a nice orange color.Note:If you add more oil and fry for more time you can get a deeper color.Variation:Here I did not add anything else because I wanted tomato to be the main ingredient. But the possibilities are endless. You can add mint, curry leaves, corriander or coconut.

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