Tomato Pickle

All my neighbors  have been best of my friends. They are a call away in time of need and important part of every celebration.

 Our neighborhood is filled with good cooks who surprise me with piping hot pakoras when I crave them during rain, or give me comfort food when I am down and out :) And of course the pickles..I love my neighbors pickles so much that I take all my ingredients to her and get it made the same way to get the authentic South Indian taste. One such recipe is tomato pickle. I loved this pickle as it is very spicy and different from the regular tomato chutney. It is perfect to eat with dosa,idli,paratha or rice. Try this recipe if you love spicy tangy pickles and you sure will love it !

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes--600 gms
  • Tamarind-80 gms
  • Salt-1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder--3/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds--2tbsp
  • Mustards seeds--2 Tbsp
  • Methi seeds--1 Tbsp
  • Oil--1/2 cup
  • For tadka
  • Cumin seeds--1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds--!/2 Tbsp
  • Methi--1/4 Tbsp
  • Garlic--7-8 pods

Recipe

Grind tomatoes with tamarind pieces in a grinder to a smooth paste. Heat some oil and put this mixture, add garlic pieces and cook for 10-15 minutes till oil separates. Cool the mixture completely.

Take a small pan and dry roast cumin seeds,mustard seeds, Methi seeds till the aroma of the spices fill the air. Grind this into a powder and add salt and chill powder. Add this powder into the cooked tomato and mix thoroughly.

For tadka take come oil and add all the above mentioned ingredients one by one. Pour it into a bowl and let it cool. Add to the tomato paste and mix well. 

This pickle can be stored into an airtight jar for couple of months.


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