Do you know how to make tomato curry?my husband had asked me when we first met.I said ya—aa—very confidently. You see I was trying to impress him.I had never ever heard of this dish and kept wondering whether he was trying to gauge my culinary skills .
The name of the recipe is very misleading.You must be imagining that it has chunks of tomato with some gravy. Even I had the same impression, until I saw it being made in my sis in law’s house.I don’t know the origin of the recipe but all I know is, it has been fondly made in my in laws place for ages.
5 medium size tomatoes
1 cup steamed mixed vegetables(beans ,cauliflower. peas, carrots, baby corn etc)
1 tsp oil
salt and sugar to taste
Masala to be ground into a powder
2 red chillis(increase or decrease the quantity according to your taste)
1 tsp corriander seeds
1/2” cinnamon pieces
1 green cardamom
1/2 tsp moti saunf
Method:-Boil the tomatoes in 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Let it cool, then blend and strain it in a soup strainer. Add water to correct the consistency. The soup should neither be thick nor too watery.
Mix the steamed vegetables with the soup.
Using the 1 tsp oil slightly roast all the masala ingredients till you get a nice aroma of spices. Cool and grind to a fine powder.Add this masala powder to the above soup mixture.
Add salt and sugar to taste.It should taste sweet n sour.
Boil the entire curry for 3-4 minutes. Serve hot with warm pav or bread with offcourse butter .
The curry can be made as fiery or mild by increasing or decreasing the red chilli content .Works well in winters, is a meal in itself.Enjoy!!!!