Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Onion-tomato curry

The name is not fancy....the curry is so easy to make - the recipe - simple to follow....but the taste is fantastic....Iam still drooling just thinking about it....can't think of any words that would do justice to the taste. The recipe is adapted from a Mallika Badrinath cookbook that I have. Let's get to it without further dialogue.

What you need:
Onion - 1 large, chopped fine
Tomato - 3 large very ripe ones, chopped
Green chilli - 4(adjust to suit your palate), minced
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Besan(gram flour) - 1/4 cup
Cilantro - to garnish

Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. When dal turns reddish brown and seeds pop, add the green chillies and onion. Fry till onions turn translucent. Then add the tomatoes and salt. Saute for a few minutes. Make a smooth paste of besan with water....make sure there are no lumps. Stir this into the curry....stirring all the while so no lumps are formed. If necessary add some water and cook for a few minutes until desired consistency is reached.
Garnish with freshly cut cilantro.
This tastes great with chapatis which is what I had it with for dinner last night.

Oh....yeah....and if u do have any leftovers(hard to believe, but I did have some) makes a great spread for a breakfast sandwich.


Krithika said...

Looks delicious !

Shaheen said...

Reminds me of Kadhi.. nice.

Foodie's Hope said...

WOW Jaya!! Photo is soo clear and dish is easy and bet tastes excellent!Yummy!!
Taking a break these days!!:))

Jayashree said...

Krithika, thx for visiting.
Shaheen, you've reminded me of it...have to make it...
Asha, all the good photos on my blog are courtesy my husband....thx....and no Iam not taking a break...blogger beta is giving me a hard time....

Vani said...

Besan in the tomato-oinion curry is so unexpected! I can't wait to try it! :-)
BTW, I will be tagging you for a meme in the next couple days. No pressure. Go ahead only if you feel like it.

Priya said...

I love this chutney too..and definitely tastes great with chapathis. Its been a long time since I made chapathi's at home. Will try this combo soon.

Another thing I wanted to let you know is, even I used a moong dal + channa dal combo for my sweet pongal. I mentioned Toor dal by mistake and realised it only after my mother pointed it out last night. Sorry :-p

Vani said...

My tag is up, Jayashree. Like I said earlier, take it up if you want to and whenever you can.

Prema Sundar said...

One of my friend does this and will taste good for dosa and idly too. Thanks

RP said...

The curry looks yummy. Looks like a wonderful combo for chapathis. :)

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Jayasree,
First time here.I dont know cooking .But I will defenitely tell my Amma to make this dish for me.
Hoping to see more recipies through your page.
Good Day

Linda said...

Hi Jayashree -- my first visit as well and you have some lovely dishes! Will be back to check them out further, and to jot down this recipe to try soon. Thanks for sharing :)

Deepak Gopi said...

thx for the visit.

Jayashree said...

VAni, thx for the tag.
Priya, welcome to my stop by again.
Prema, Iam sure it will taste good with idlis and dosa.
RP, was great with chapati
Deepak,why not surprise your amma by making this dish for her one day???
Linda...thx for visiting....and do let me know how it turns out if u do try the dish.