Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tomato Kadhi


  • 15 large tomatoes

  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil

  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 10 curry leaves

  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

  • Salt to taste

  • 3 cups mixed vegetables - cauliflower, carrot, green beans, baby okra

  • Fresh chopped coriander leaves to garnish


  • Cut the tomatoes into quarters and boil in 3 cups of water till soft. Mash well and strain through a soup sieve to make purée. Add enough water to this to get a thin soup consistency. Put back on the stove and bring to a boil.

  • While the tomato purée is boiling, heat the oil in a small pan on a medium flame. zSB(3,3)

  • Add the mustard, fenugreek and cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves to the oil and fry till the spluttering stops.

  • Immediately add this mix to the tomato purée and mix well. Add the red chilli powder, salt and the mixed vegetables and stir. Simmer and cook till vegetables are done.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot plain boiled rice.

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