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Sun-dried Tomato Pickle (Garlic Flavored)

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Sun dried Tomato Pickle (Endu Tomato Velluli Pachadi)

I completely missed out blogging the garlic flavored sun dried tomato pickle recipe that I had promised my dear readers. Better late than never. Today’s recipe differs from the earlier blogged Endu Tomato Pachadi in terms of the seasoning. Asafoetida aka hing is replaced with crushed garlic, mustard seeds and fresh curry leaves that are tempered in hot oil before combining with the tomatoes. This lends depth of flavor and strikes a balance between the acidity and fruity sweetness of sun dried tomatoes.

Endu Tomato Velluli Pachadi Recipe

Recipe Source & Prep: Amma

Sun drying: 3 days Prep & Cooking: 20 mts

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

2 kg tomatoes, wash, dry and slice

50 gms tamarind

1/2 tsp turmeric pwd

3 tbsps red chilli pwd (adjust)

1 tsp dry roasted methi pwd

1 tbsp mustard seeds, dry roast till they splutter, cool and make pwd

3 tbsps salt

For tempering/tadka/poppu:

10-12 peeled and crushed garlic cloves

10-12 fresh curry leaves

1 tsp mustard seeds

pinch of methi seeds/fenugreek seeds/menthulu

3 dry red chillis

5-6 tbsps oil

1 Slice each tomato into 6 pieces. Add salt and turmeric pwd, combine and place lid. Leave aside overnight.
2 Next morning, squeeze out entire liquid from each piece and spread the tomato pieces over a cloth and sun dry. Sun dry the pieces till they are completely dry with no trace of rawness. This usually takes 3-4 days of good sunshine. Every evening, remove the cloth containing the tomato pieces, place indoors and next day again place back the cloth containing the tomato pieces to sun dry.
3 Pour the liquid in a very wide (shallow) vessel. Add tamarind and allow to sun dry. This could take at least 4 days of good sunshine. The liquid will thicken. Every evening, remove the tomato liquid and place indoors, place back again the next day morning to sun dry.
4 Once the tomatoes and liquid are sun-dried, combine the dried tomatoes pieces with the sun dried liquid and leave overnight, covered.
5 Next morning, blend this to a slightly coarse paste. Add red chilli pwd, methi pwd, roasted mustard pwd and combine.
6 Heat oil in a vessel. It should not be too hot. Once hot, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add the methi seeds, red chilies and fresh curry leaves and allow too saute for 15-20 secs on medium flame till the methi turns red. Do not burn it. Turn off flame and add the crushed garlic. Allow the seasoning to cool before combining with the tomato mixture.
7 Cool and store in an airtight bottle. Refrigerate.

Sun-dried Tomato Pickle (Garlic Flavored) Recipe

Prep time: min
Cook time: 15 min
Main Ingredients: tomato

Today’s recipe differs from the earlier blogged Endu Tomato Pachadi in terms of the seasoning. Asafoetida aka hing is replaced with crushed garlic, mustard seeds and fresh curry leaves that are tempered in hot oil before combining with the tomatoes. This lends depth of flavor and strikes a balance between the acidity and fruity sweetness of sun dried tomatoes.

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By • Jun 3rd, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Chutney Recipes - Pachadi, Indian Pickles, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • prarthana

    Hi sailu,

    pickle looks mouth watering.
    I was wondering when do you use 6 tbs of oil that listed under ingredients.
    I also see oil under tadka/popu.

    thanks

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Typo! Have updated the recipe, Prarthana.

  • http://www.nomulakitchen.blogspot.com/ padmaja

    Hi sailu,

    Very nice pickle…i love to eat this pickle with dosa, rice,chapati and upma.
    We also prepare the same way..But lil different. Instead of sun drying toamto juice and tamarind, we boil on the stove for 30 mins on low flame about 4 days till it becomes very thick.
    After that we grind sun dried tomatoes into small pieces and add it to the liquid..

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    It is sooooooooo tempting. Lovely looking pickle :)

  • http://spicytasty.com arthi

    Hi Sailu,
    Tomato pickle looks spicy and tasty!!want to have with curd rice now :)

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  • lucky

    Hey Sailu, The tomato pachadi looks very tempting. But here in Hyd tomatoes are for Rs. 50/- per kg. I need to wait for the prices to drop …….And if I make I don’t make less than 4-5 Kgs. We all love pickles at home.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Lucky, we prepared tomato pickle way back in Feb when tomatoes were available in abundance and cheaply priced at Rs.3 a kilo. :)

  • http://homely-food.blogspot.com Neha

    Nice tomato pickle…this sauce can be used in cooking curries or rice too

  • Shonoo

    Hi Sailaja,
    Is it possible to buy sun dried tomatoes in Vizag or nearby towns ?

    I would love to.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      As far as I know, it would be difficult to find sun dried tomatoes in any store in Vizag.

  • JS

    Dear Sailu:

    The sun-dried Tamato Pickle looks very attractive, it is a good accompanyment to variety of meals. I will surely try this one.

    Keep writing new recipes. Great work.

    JS

  • poornima

    Hi Sailu
    Is there any way I can make this with sun dry tomatoes? I live in Melbourne and it is winter here now.Or could I dry the tomatoes in the oven? Any ideas? Thanks.And hey I love your recipes!

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I have blogged another tomato pickle that does not require the tomatoes to be sun-dried. Follow this tomato pickle recipe.

  • Chaitanya

    Hi Sailaja,
    This is awesome. We can skip all the hard work to make the sun dried tomatoes at home by buying them at the store. It will save our time too. Thanks for sharing you delightful dishes with all.
    Chaitanya.

  • Chaitanya

    Hi Sailaja,
    Why don’t you open a store and sell the right tools like Gulabi puvvula mould etc. You can think more about new tool like Rechal Ray and Gadia.
    Thanks,
    Chaitanya.

  • vanessa

    i wanted to know for sun drying tomatoes i got to keep them in the sun for how long?

    • vanessa

      and will keeping them back evryevening not spoil them?should i refrigerate?

      • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

        It will take a few days to sun dry tomatoes. Every evening, put them back indoors and not refrigerate. It will take at least 7-9 days to completely sun dry.

  • http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.com Kavitha

    Hi Sailu,

    Can i omit the garlic part and continue with the process?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes. You can add inguva/hing instead.

  • Chivukula subbalakshmi

    instead of sun drying the tomatoes daily would it be quicker if you placed the tomatoe pieces on a reflective sheet and keep them in the oven at say 150 degrees.I was once doing an italian dish and did it this way.Came out ok.But i dont know, your method may be tastier!

  • Chivukula subbalakshmi

    instead of sun drying the tomatoes daily would it be quicker if you placed the tomatoe pieces on a reflective sheet and keep them in the oven at say 150 degrees.I was once doing an italian dish and did it this way.Came out ok.But i dont know, your method may be tastier!

  • Chivukula subbalakshmi

    instead of sun drying the tomatoes daily would it be quicker if you placed the tomatoe pieces on a reflective sheet and keep them in the oven at say 150 degrees.I was once doing an italian dish and did it this way.Came out ok.But i dont know, your method may be tastier!

  • Chivukula subbalakshmi

    instead of sun drying the tomatoes daily would it be quicker if you placed the tomatoe pieces on a reflective sheet and keep them in the oven at say 150 degrees.I was once doing an italian dish and did it this way.Came out ok.But i dont know, your method may be tastier!

  • pvdoshi

    Can I use Tamarind concentrate instead of Tamarind? If yes, in what quantity?