Tomato pickle | Thakkali oorugai recipe


Tomato pickle


Cuisine Style:Tamil Nadu, south india | Preparation&Cooking Time: 25 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : pickle,oorugai, pachadi, thokku | Take with : Rice, idli, dosa, pongal

Ingredients

  • Tomato – 5 [chopped]
  • Garlic – 4 cloves [chopped or mashed]
  • Red chilli powder – 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Jaggery – 2 tbsp [grated]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Tamarind paste – ½ tbsp or tamarind water – 2 tbsp
  • Asafetida – a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame oil – 5 tbsp

For roasting & grinding

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek – 1 tbsp
  • Dry roast above ingredients & finely grind without water

Method

  • Heat sesame oil in a pan add mustard seeds & let it splutter. Then add garlic sauté till light brown.
  • Add curry leaves & asafetida sauté.
  • Add ground mustard & fenugreek powder sauté on low flame.
  • Add tomato, turmeric & red chilli powder sauté till soft[Apr 15 min].
  • Add tamarind paste & salt mix well & cook for another 5 min.
  • Finally add jaggery mix well & cook for 5 min.
  • Once it’s ready, cut off heat & let it cool & store in an airtight container use within 3 days
  • Serve hot with rice, idli or dosa

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