6 large ripe tomatoes
2 table spoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon methi powder
1 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
A small piece of jaggary
A small pinch of turmeric powder
1.Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and chop them fine. Dry roast the methi seeds and grind to a smooth powder.
2. Heat oil to smoking point,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Next add turmeric powder,asafoetida and immediately add the chopped tomatoes and saute well.Add chilli powder,salt,jaggary and saute well
3. Keep sauteing in low flame till the quantity reduces and leaves the sides of the pan.Now add the methi powder and saute for two more minutes till oil floats atop and remove from heat.Store in a clean jar and refrigerate.
Time: 20 minutes
1.You can add a small amount of tamarind juice if needed
2. Methi powder is optional but highly recommended for its great aroma
3.Instead of chopping you can also puree the tomatoes and use.This could also be used as spread.
4.Mix this with curd and serve as instant raita with fried rice.