Tomato kadhi is a great and simple way to include tomatoes in your meals, apart from using them in preparing masala for gravies.
Tomatoes – 5 (300 grams)
Green chilly – 2
Gram flour – ¼ cup
Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 10 to 12
Asafoetida – 1 to 2 pinch
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Ginger – ½ tsp (paste)
Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
1.Start with washing the tomatoes and green chilies.
2.Chop them in big and rough chunks and place in mixture jar.
3.Ground to make a fine paste.
4.Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok or a pan. Splutter cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida first.
5.Then add coriander powder, turmeric powder, ½ tsp ginger paste and curry leaves as well.
6.Saute for a few more minutes and to it add tomato-green chilly paste into it. Saute until you oil leaving the sides of the masala.
7.Now, take gram flour in a big mixing bowl and add water to it in small parts. Stir well to dissolve lumps well and then add 1 cup more water to it.
8.Add this gram flour batter to the masala, followed by 1.5 cups of more water. We have used 2.5 cups of water.
9.Let the kadhi simmer until you see a gentle boil in it. Then reduce the flame and add some salt and red chilly powder to the kadhi.
10.Let the kadhi simmer on low flame for 10 to 12 minutes and keep stirring at regular intervals.
11.Kadhi is now ready, turn off the flame and add some green coriander to it. Transfer the kadhi to another bowl.
12.Prepare another tempering for the kadhi. Heat 1 tsp oil in a small pan and add cumin seed first. When the seeds crackles add 1 green chilly (slit in two parts) and 3 to 4 curry leaves. Saute for a while and turn off the flame.
13.Now pour this tempering over the kadhi and mix gently.
14.Garnish with some green coriander sprigs and serve steaming hot tangy and delectable tomato kadhi with plain rice or jeera pulao.
15.Infact you can serve it with any Indian breads like chapatti, parantha, naan or poori.
Recipe in Hindi – http://nishamadhulika.com/1340-tomato-kadhi-recipe.html
Recipe in English – http://indiangoodfood.com/346-tomato-kadhi-recipe.html
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