Tomato Pickle / Thakkali achar
But then my husband decided to take a truck load saying he is going to make juice … Ya like that’s going to happen I said in my mind..
After few days of simply staring at all of us through the plastic wrapper inside the fridge they decided to ripen and show true colors. Then came his voice “Meena, why haven’t you used this up ?? !!!
I told u I know its fate right! 🙂
Come on people! keep realistic goals.. 🙂
Achar… now thats the most hot moving item here ….idli, rice everything likes its company.
Tomato – 1 kg, medium sized,washed and chopped roughly
Tamarind – 1 lemon size ball
Hot water – 1 cup (to extract tamarind juice)
Red chili powder – 2 tsp +(depending on tolerance level, substitute with paprika)
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing – 2 pinches
Sesame oil – 1/4 cup
Garlic – 10-15 flakes
Salt to taste
2. Take a wide mouthed heavy bottom nonstick pan and add chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook it in tomatoes own juices. (Do not add water).Keep stirring in between.
4.Add red chili powder and turmeric powder to tomato. Keep stirring until all the water dries up add the mustard and fenugeek powder and stir until all the water dries up.
5 In another pan heat s.oil and add the mustard seeds when it crackles add garlic when it becomes tender add asafoetida switch off flame and pour the complete oil mix into the tomato which is still cooking saute for few more minutes until the oil surfaces on the sides. Switch off flame When the pickle cools down put it in air tight container.Refrigerate after few days.
Use really ripe tomatoes.
You can blanch the tomatoes first by boiling tomatoes in hot water for 2-3 minutes when a crack appears take it out and remove skin before making pickle.
Here are more ideas to use tomatoes from Food Network friends:
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Weelicious: Heirloom Tomato Salad
Dishin & Dishes: Cobb Salad with Homemade Roasted Onion Vinaigrette
Domesticate Me: 10 Totally Awesome Tomato Recipes
Swing Eats: Tiny Insalata Caprese
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Tomato and Swiss Tart
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Tomato Pickle
Taste with the Eyes: Quiche with a Black Quinoa Crust, Heirloom Tomatoes, Spinach, Goat Cheese
Red or Green: Summer Pasta With No-Cook Tomato Sauce
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Heirloom Tomato & Crouton Casserole (Scalloped Tomatoes)
The Mom 100: Chopped Salad with Chicken, Tomatoes and Lemon Thyme Dressing
FN Dish: 10 Ways to Be a Tomato Whisperer