SWEET AND SPICY TOMATO CHOKA (TEMPERED)

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Ingredients

Serves 2

1. Tomatoes – 3 large

2. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

3. Sugar – 1 tsp

4. Salt – 1tsp or to taste

5. Mustard oil – 2 tsp

Tempering

1. Cumin seeds (Jeera seeds) – 1/2 tsp

2. Mustard seeds (Rai) – 1/2 tsp

3. Fennel seeds (Sauf) – 1/2 tsp

4. Onion seeds (Kalonji) – 1/2 tsp

5.Fenugreek seeds (Methi dana)- 1/4th tsp

Method

1.

Collect the spices to be used in tempering in a small bowl.

2.

Take a non-stick pan. Heat the mustard oil on high heat upto smoking point.

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3.

Now lower the heat and add the tempering – Asafoetida (hing), cumin seeds (jeera), mustard seeds (rai), fennel seeds (sauf), fenugreek seeds (methi dana) and onion seeds (kalonji) and allow them to crackle for a few seconds.

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4.

Now, add the chopped tomatoes and mix them well with the tempering.

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5.

Now add the red chilli powder, salt and sugar and mix everything well.

6.

Now lower the heat and cover the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes on lowest heat, stirring 2-3 times in between. The tomatoes will soften and become mushy.

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7.

Check the seasoning and then turn off the heat. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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8.

Cool the tomato chutney to room temperature and then serve.

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Best enjoyed with boiled rice and toor dal.

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