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Irresistable Tomato Achar (Pickle)

on June 25, 2012

It is perhaps the most easiest and tastiest recipe i am sharing with you. It’s a great accompainment with plain boiled rice, meat curries or just enjoy it with chapati or bread. It has a great tangy & spicy flavor that is simply do wonders on your tastebuds! 

Ingredients:

-Tomatoes 2 kgs peeled and seeded

-Green chillies 15-20 whole

-Cumin seeds 2 tbsps

-Corriander seeds 3 tbsps

-Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp

-Red chillie powder 3 tbsps

-Salt 2 tbsps or to taste

 -Oil 1/2 cup for baghar

Method:

Take a large pan and add tomatoes with green chillies ( remove its stems only ). Let it cook until all the water of tomatoes dries completely. Make sure theres no water left before adding any seasonings to it as there will be chances for it to get rotten quickly with moisture.

When it becomes dry and thick, turn off heat and cool completely.

On a hot plate, roast cumin and corriander seeds for a while and grind them to fine powder.

Take a pan add oil, add fenugreek seeds, roasted and grinded spices, red chilli powder and salt. Fry these for a while. Add into the cooked tomatoes and chillies. Mix well and taste !! you are going to rejoice..as i did when i tasted.

 

Health Benefit:

Tomatoes are one of the low calorie vegetables containing just 18 calories per 100 g. They are also very low in any fat contents and have zero cholesterol levels. Nonetheless, they are excellent sources of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Because of their all-round qualities, dieticians and nutritionists often recommend them to be included in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

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