Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry…
This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to buy store bought tomatoes. I wish summer lasted for long.
Here is the picture of the tomatoes that I’d harvested: I had the joy of harvesting and the joy of cooking with them.
I use onions and tomatoes in most of my cooking so I used up most of the tomatoes and some are still in my refrigerator ready to be transformed into something delicious.
I made this easy tomato curry with the freshly picked tomatoes, the taste of this curry was incredible as freshly picked tomatoes were used. It’s an easy to make curry and I only added asafoetida, turmeric powder and chili powder for seasoning. I wanted to bring out the taste of tomatoes by using less spices. This curry turned out delicious and goes well with rice, chapati, appam etc.
- Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 3 tbsp
- Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
- Dried red chilies- 2, halved
- Curry leaves- 1 sprig
- Onion, chopped- 1
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Ginger- Garlic paste- 1tbsp
- Asafoetida- ⅛ tsp (optional)
- Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
- Tomatoes, chopped- 3
- Chili powder- 1½ tsp (as per your spice level)
- Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
- Place a pan over medium heat, add coconut oil.
- Let oil turn hot, add mustard seeds, let splutter.
- Add dried red chilies and curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
- Add onion, season with ½ tsp salt. Saute for a minute.
- Add ginger-garlic paste, saute for few minutes.
- Add turmeric powder, combine well.
- Add asafoetida, combine and cook for 2 minutes. Adding asafoetida is optional.
- Add tomatoes, cook till tomatoes are mashed.
- Add salt and chili powder, combine well and cook for a few minutes.
- Add chili powder according to your spice level.
- Add cilantro, combine well and cook for a minute.
- Serve along with rice, chapati, appam etc.