Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tomato Raitha/ Tomato With Yogurt And Spices


          Enjoying our stay here in the US, especially my daughter, she's having a nice time, visiting her friends and cousins. Now then, when we go back to India after a month, it's going to be again, ''oh I miss this and that and that " for sometime. Coming to today's post, since I am not cooking here, it's also from draft, a very simple and delicious raitha with tomatoes, just, the way I made it is slightly different. This goes very well with parathas, pilafs, or I can have it just like that, try it, am sure you'll like it..

Need To Have

  • Tomatoes - 2, medium
  • Yogurt/ curd - 6 tablespoons
  • Grated Ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal/ Husked Black Gram - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Green Chilly - 1, chopped
  • Curry Leaves - 5

Method


          Boil water and add the tomatoes to the boiling water, keep cooking till you see the skin splitting on the tomatoes. Remove, cool, peel the skin, mash it well and keep.


          Mix in the grated ginger and yogurt with the mashed tomatoes. Heat some oil, add the urad dal, mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering, add the asafoetida, followed by the green chilly and curry leaves. Saute for a minute and add it to tomato-curd mixture and serve.


Note
Use nice ripe tomatoes for this, otherwise it'll take a very long time for the skin to split when boiling in hot water.
If you want to use crushed or peeled can tomatoes, cook it a little and then proceed, otherwise it'll have a raw smell. 
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22 comments:

  1. i love this raita hema. But i add a tbsp of coconut to this and grind it along with tomatoes. Lovely with some bisibele bath

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  2. Interesting one Hema! Am gonna try this one today! :)

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  3. I am glad you and your family are visiting and having a good time. The pachadi looks delicious. At my in laws place this is a must have.

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  4. this looks delicious ... want some .. gonna make this weekend

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  5. I never add mashed tomato to prepare the raita,u prepared it nice way dear..

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  6. new to me hema.. very interesting raita recipe..

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  7. simple and yummy raitha..

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  8. looks super delicious and lovely presentation :)

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  9. Delicious tomato raita Hema I love it.

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  10. Must be good; we have something similar (with soft cheese).

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  11. Delicious and healthy raita,loved the color..

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  12. Thanks for posting this.This is awesome!!

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  13. yummy raitha..never have tried it with tomatoes thou.

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  14. Lovely raitha...I must appreciate the fact that you have so many recipes in draft..I don't have even one :)

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  15. yummy raita so good to see.Felling very hungry now.

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  16. I come across such interesting and amazing recipe across your blog! I could never think of tomato raita. Got to try it.

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  17. Your recipe reminded me of a long-forgotten childhood dish that my grandma used to make. We call it 'Tomato perugu pachadi' which means tomato chutney in curd. very similar to this and tasted great with anything - even dal rice!

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