Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tomato Gojju ( with a twist !)

Wish you all a very Happy and a prosperous New Year 2013!

This is my first post in 2013.
There are no resolutions as such, but on the food front, to post some recipes on this blog.
Previously as well, i never used to make an effort to take a picture and write the recipe. Hopefully i can change this year. Only practical issue is , as soon as i prepare anything, its too tempting to taste when hot, and that leads to the second serving, and the food just gets over, before a picture is taken!

I had prepared this as a side dish to one of my house's commonest breakfast item "Akki Rotti ", but this works equally well with rice as well.
The recipe is very simple, and i made this within 10 minutes! Ingredients are very simple, but there is a twist.

Apple Tomatoes : 5 - 6  ( cut to cubes - not finely chopped)
Onions : 2  small , Chopped
Oil : 4 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Jeera : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal ; 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves : 8 -10
Kasuri Methi : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 2 tbsp
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
Salt : To taste
Freshly crushed Black pepper : 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves : for garnish, chopped

1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds, once spluttered, add the jeera followed by urad dal & curry leaves.
2. Once sauteed, add the chopped onions. Fry for 2 mins. Ensure the onions does not brown. The onions must be cooked in oil, not browned or translucent.
3. Add the Kasuri Methi ( Twist! ), Turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
4. Keep this on a low flame for a minute.
5. Add Tomatoes, once the rawness of the red chilli powder is done with.
6. Put in Salt , Sugar & Pepper ( double twist!) and cook till done.
7. Just before, serving, add in the coriander leaves , and mix well.

This recipe tends to be a little watery. If you wish to have a bit more thicker consistency, you can cook for additional 5 mins.

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