Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tomato Perugu Pachadi





The weather here in Chennai has been really crazy of late, alternating between hot and humid and cold and rainy. This has promptly resulted in most everyone at home falling sick, down with colds coughs or just feeling under the weather. This is the time when you feel like eating that one thing in particular which will stimulate your tastebuds and nothing else will do. My craving right now is for some super hot tasty rasam. While I go down to make me some, please go through the recipe for Tomato Perugu Pachadi (perugu = curd=yoghurt).

This simply has to be one of the easiest and tastiest raitas out there. It had a very distinctive taste thanks to the generous use of asafoetida which combines well with tomatoes. Goes well with most south Indian foods, or just by itself with rice.


INGREDIENTS:

4 tomatoes chopped finely
1 or 2 green chilli cut into small bits
1 tablespoon coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon methi seeds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
salt to taste
1 cup curd/ yoghurt stirred well
1 teaspoon oil



METHOD:

Heat oil. When hot, add the mustard seeds and methi seeds.

When they crackle, add the green chilli and then tomatoes. Add turmeric and salt and cook till tomatoes get mushy.

When done, add the asafoetida and take off the flame.

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix into the curd.

Serve with hot rice, pulaos or mixed rices.

ENJOY!!!!!




3 comments:

吳家達張怡萱張怡萱 said...

人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。..................................................

佳陳容 said...

雖天地之大,萬物之多,而惟吾蜩翼之知。..................................................

孟湖聿軒 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................