Thakkali kootaan/ gothsu

Whenever the price of tomatoes fall (Rs 10 for 2 Kgs) amma(mom) and paatti(grany) makes variety of recipes with tomato. This one is my mom’s recipe. She learnt this from one of her friends during her college days. It is colourful, easy and instant recipe. This recipe can be made very easily and even bachelors.

 

INGREDIENTS

Tomato – 6

Onions – 1

Green chillies – 3

Cilantro – few

Curry leaves – few

Asafoetida – A pinch

Red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder-  A pinch

Salt – A pinch

For Seasoning

Coriander seeds – 1 tsp

 Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Gingellery Oil – 1 tbsp

  • Cut the onions into small pieces. Cut the tomatoes and keep aside.
  • In a kadai, add oil and splutter the cumin seeds, coriander seeds.
  • Then add green chillies, curry leaves. Saute well.
  • Add chopped onions, fry it till translucent.
  • Add the mashed tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, asafoetida, add water and cook until the raw smell of the tomatoes disappear.
  • Finally garnish it with freshly chopped coriander.
  • You can use it as a side dish for Chappathi/roti, Dosa, Idli, Verumarisi adai.

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Tomato pickle

Tomato pickle is a tangy and tasty recipe. This is a very simple recipe which is easy to make in less time. This goes well with curd rice and dosa. I love this a lot. The shelf life of this is one week to ten days.

INGREDIENTS

Tomato – 1.5 Kg

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Jaggery – 2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp (As required)

Salt – As required

Gingelley oil – 2 tbsp

Methi powder- 1/2 tsp

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  • Wash and grind the tomatoes.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Now add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, jaggery and salt. Add red chilli powder at the last stage since it will turn black.
  • Allow it to cook in low flame.
  • The light red colour will turn to dark red and the puree thickens.
  • Now add the red chilli powder and asafoetida.
  • Cook for five minutes and turn of the stove.
  • It goes well with Dosa, Curd rice, Adai.

Note : You can make this in three ways.

Directly making the puree after washing the tomatoes /  removing the seeds/ removing the skin and seeds.

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