Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spicy tomato masala

Ripe tomatoes - 5 nos (diced)
Onions - 2 big ones (sliced)
Kashmiri chilli powder (piriyan mulaku podi) - 2 dessertspoons (20 gms approximately)
Sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste

For seasoning

Curry leaves - 4 sprigs
mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon

Heat a teaspoon of oil in skillet. Crackle the mustard seeds and add half the curry leaves. Add the sliced onions and saute for a minute. When it starts turning translucent add the tomatoes and saute. Finally add the chilli powder and 1 1/2 cups of water. Close lid and simmer for 5-6 minutes till tomatoes are soft. Add salt to taste and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. Top with rest of teh curry leaves.

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