Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tasty tomato pickle

This is a very delicious and tasty pickle, suitable to enjoy with purotta, paratha, parantha, puri, chappati, chappathi, idli / idly, dosai / dosa, curd rice, biriyani / briyani.
It is called ‘Suvaiyana thakkali oorukai’ in Tamil.


  • Tomato: 1 Kg
  • Garlic: 150 gm
  • Turmeric powder: As required
  • Chili powder: As required
  • Fenugreek powder (Methi): 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida (Hing): a little
  • Gingelly oil (sesame oil / edible oil / til ka tel): for sauté
  • Mustard (Sarson / Rai): for sauté
  • Salt: As required

Method of preparation:

  • Wash tomatoes and dry them.
  • Remove skin from garlic.
  • Grind them together in a mixer.
  • Add salt and mix.
  • Pour this on a wide plate and keep under hot direct sunlight so as to get it dry like jam.
  • Heat and stir this in a sauce pan (Kadhai).
  • After some time add turmeric powder, chili powder, fenugreek powder (methi powder) and asafetida (hing).
  • Stir and turn the stove off.
  • Use another sauce pan for sauté and mix well.

To view this recipe both in English and in Tamil, Visit