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Monday, February 9, 2009

Tomato Cashew Chutney

4-5 Medium sized Tomatoes
3-4 tsp Cashew nuts
4-5 Red chillies
1/2 inch sized Ginger
3-4 cloves of Garlic
2-3 Green Chillies
7-8 Curry leaves
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Black gram seeds
Asafoetida powder
2-3 tsp Oil

Cut tomatoes into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut green chillies into 2 pieces. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Remove the outer cover of garlic and mash it.

Put 2 tsp oil in a pan and heat it little bit. Add red chillies, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, ginger pieces, garlic and fry them for about 2 mins. Add green chillies, cashew nuts and fry them for about 3-4 mins until cashew nuts turn light golden in color. Add 5-6 curry leaves, pinch of asafotida powder and fry them for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and mix well.

Cook this mixture by covering a lid for about 25-30 mins in low flame until tomatoes are nicely mashed.
Put this cooked tomatoes in a mixer and grind it coarsely for few seconds. Add little amount of water if required. Put 1/2 red chilly, 3/4 tsp mustard seeds, blackgrams seeds, little bit of cumin seeds, 2 tsp oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering add pinch of asafotida powder, 2-3 curry leaves and keep it for few seconds and then add it to Chutney. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Dosas/Rottis. I tried this recipe from vahrehvah. Thanks Sanjay.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

woww!! tastes very good..