A friend is expecting! And she says she craves for sour and spicy. I've been wanting to prepare tomato chutney since a while, so this was the best excuse. Though I am not very fond of spicy food, this one I have to admit is really addictive! The aroma, flavour and colour all hit you. I guess thats what is "umami". I've been trying to understand "umami" this month and I think I've got it.
This recipe is adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's 'Any Time Temptations'.
Panchporan is a five-spice mixture(panch meaning five) used for tempering.
Though I've added 2 kashmiri chillies its not too spicy, and can be easily used in a sandwhich for a kid. You can enjoy this with some hot parathas as well.
5 large ripe tomatoes
2 whole red Kashmiri chillies
1sprig curry leaf
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1tbs grated jaggery
1tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1/2tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds(methi)
1/2tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
- Wash and chop tomatoes
- Remove stems and break red chillies with hand.
- Heat oil in saucepan. Add panchphoran, when it crackles add the broken red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
- Add chopped tomatoes and stir the mixture for 10 minutes. Add grated jaggery, red chilli powder, and salt.
- Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes are cooked and completely mashed.
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