Tomato Rice

Tomatoes are abundantly available. Bought few kilos to prepare home made tomato sauce. I decided on tomato rice for lunch and prepared a flavorful rice dish that exudes the essence of tomatoes. A recipe I learnt from a Tamilian friend calls for roasted peanuts, a touch of asafoetida and a few roasted and coarsely powdered […]

Tomato Pickle

Issues that required my immediate attention and also the planning, preparation and celebration of a themed birthday party for Nehal, who turned 6 a few days ago, had me away from the blogging world and internet. I have a long email list to clear and a couple of queries that need to be answered which […]

Tomato Kothimira Pachadi

There is nothing more satisfying than cooking with vegetables grown in one’s own backyard. Today I used a few not so ripe orange tinge tomatoes from our vegetable garden to make a perfectly simple pachadi. To make this deliciously tangy pachadi all you need are simple everyday ingredients like fresh firm tomatoes, coriander, green chillis, […]

Tomato Chutney

A chutney I often prepare is tomato chutney, a South Indian style chutney, I learnt from a Tamilian friend’s mother, Revati Aunty who usually prepares it with idlis, dosas and ven pongal (South Indian style lentil-rice preparation). Its easy to prepare with very less cooking time. Today I prepared it as an accompaniment with dosas […]