Tomatoes are one of the world’s most popular fruits. The French called it “the apple of love,” the Germans “the apple of paradise.” Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C and K. Tomatoes are known for its Lycopene content. Lycopene is a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases. Tomatoes contains higher amount of flavonoids which not only have antioxidant but anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties too. Tomatoes also keep a good check on your cholesterol level and very effective in purifying the blood. Tomatoes have been shown to be helpful in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. There are many more amazing health benefits of this nature’s goodies. Today Iam going to share with you a simple, spicy and tangy chutney with this awesome fruits. My way of indulging is mix up this flavourful chutney with hot boiled white rice with a hint of ghee. Oooooh my tastebuds are oozing…..
- 3 medium sized Tomatoes
- 3-4 Green Chills, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
- 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
- 2-3 springs fresh Coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
- 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
- 1 dry Red chilli
- 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed with hand
- 5-6 Curry leaves
Cut the tomatoes into half and deseed them. Then chop them into small pieces.
Heat oil in a kadai or thick bottom vessel and then add chopped tomato pieces, finely chopped green chillis, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder and salt.
Cover and cook on a low flame till tomato pieces get completely cooked (or smashed).
Leave it to cool. Once it gets cooled enough grind the mixture roughly and set aside.
Now add oil to kadai or thick bottom vessel and add the ingredients one by one listed under “Tempering”.
When the curry leaves start to change color, turn off the heat and add this tempering to the above grind paste.
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.