Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tomato Kuzhambu

Tomato Kuzhambu

This dish is very famous in Kongu region.  
Tomato Kuzhambu goes well with Idli and Dosa varieties.
Sizeable Quantity can be prepared with minimum no of tomatoes and onions.
For best taste use Small onion (shallots).

Ingredients Needed:-
1.   Shallots - 15 nos
2.   Ripe Tomatoes 2 medium size
3.   Dry Red chilli 4 (according to taste )
4.   Salt to taste
5.   Turmeric Powder
6.   Dhaniya Powder / Coriander powder 1 tsp heaped
7.   Pottukadalai / Chutney Dal 1 tsp
8.   Grated Coconut  - 2 tsp
9.   Oil - 1 tsp
10. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
11. Garlic Pods  - 6 to 7 (optional) 
Tomato Kuzhambu
Ingredients for Tempering:-
1. Oil - 2 tsp
2. Mustard seeds
3. Curry leaves 
4. Dry Red Chilli or Green Chilli. - 1 (optional)
5. Small onions finely chopped - 6 no

1.  Heat 1 tsp of oil in a Kadai or frying pan, add small onions, Garlic, dry red chilli and cuminseeds.

2. When the Colour of the onion changes add Pottukadalai/Chutney Dal and Grated Coconut.

3.  Fry this for few minutes and remove and keep it aside.

4.  Now goes roughly chopped tomatoes in the same kadai add salt, turmeric and coriander powder/dhania powder.

5. When it becomes mashy switch off the stove and allow it to cool.

6. Grind all the fried ingredients together ie. onion mixture and tomato mixture together into a fine paste. No need to add water.

7.  Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan/kadai, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry/green chilli and finely chopped onions. Cook till onions become soft.

8.  Now add the Grinded Paste and sauté for few minutes.

9. Pour the double the volume of water (if the paste is one cup, then - water 2 cups), adjust the salt, if need be and cook in a medium flame.

10.  When the oil floats on surface this Kuzhambu is fully cooked, switch off the stove and Garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve Hot with Idli or Dosa.
Take this to pot luck parties and your friends will be impressed....

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