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Tomato Pickle-easy Way

By Harini
This is a very simple recipe for tomato pickle which can be prepared very easily in a jiffy.This pickle requires a very small amount of oil and does not involve much grinding..This is a well balanced pickle with spice,sweet and tang.It is best served with curd rice and parathas, but also tastes great with idlys and dosas. Spread a small amount on bread and toast it and there you go with a wonderful spicy toast.,an all time favorite of mine
Tomato pickle-easy way
6 large ripe tomatoes
2 table spoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon methi powder
1 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
A small piece of jaggary
A small pinch of turmeric powder
1.Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and chop them fine. Dry roast the methi seeds and grind to a smooth powder.
2. Heat oil to smoking point,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Next add turmeric powder,asafoetida and immediately add the chopped tomatoes and saute well.Add chilli powder,salt,jaggary and saute well
3. Keep sauteing in low flame till the  quantity reduces and leaves the sides of the pan.Now add the methi powder and saute for two more minutes till oil floats atop and remove from heat.Store in a clean jar and refrigerate.
Time: 20 minutes

1.You can add a small amount of tamarind juice if needed
2. Methi powder is optional but highly recommended for its great aroma
3.Instead of chopping you can also puree the tomatoes and use.This could also be used as spread.
4.Mix this with curd and serve as instant raita with fried rice.

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