Tuesday 10 July 2018

Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle/Instant Tomato Pachadi

This week's posts are going to be some Instant dishes, yes instantly easily prepared dishes are seriously life saver. I love instant dishes hence i do prepare them often. Earlier i was very much skeptical about Instant idlies or dosas, pickles etc. But my busy personal life pulls me to dish out instant dishes atleast twice a week as they are seriously very easy to dish out. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Instant dishes as theme.Instant foods are defined as foods that can provide quickly by reducing minimum time of preparation or cooking. Most of the instant dishes can be prepared less than 5 minutes depending upon their preparation and cooking time.

Andhra Tomato Pachadi, Tomato Pickle

Am kick starting today's post with a fingerlicking goodness Pickle prepared with tomatoes. The traditional way of preparing Andhra style tomato pickle involves many days as the tomatoes are sundried for many hours. But this instant version is one of the quickest Andhra style pickle to please your tastebuds. I grabbed this dish from Sailu's page, i sticked completely to the original recipe and trust me this pickle is definitely a delicious one to try without any hesitation. This instant tomato pickle is completely garlic free, however i didnt missed the garlic flavor here. If you want to prepare this pickle with garlic, dont forget to add them while tempering.

Andhra Tomato Pickle, Instant Tomato Pickle

1/2kg Tomatoes (washed and sliced as thin pieces)
1tbsp Salt
1/4tsp Sugar (optional)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tbsp Urad dal
3nos Dry red chillies (deseeded & teared)
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tbsp Red chilly powder
1/4cup Oil

Heat 4tbsp of oil in a large vessel, add the tomatoes and cook on high flame for few minutes.

Reduce flame and mash the tomatoes until the water gets evaporated.

The texture should be like a thick yet slightly loose consistency chunky sauce, put off the stove.

Heat the remaining oil in an another pan,let splutter the mustard seeds.

Add urad dal and dry red chilis and fry until they turns golden brown.

Andhra Tomato Pickle, Tomato Pickle

 Add curry leaves, asafoetida, fry for few seconds.

Put off the flame and allow to cool a bit before adding the red chili powder.

Mix and add this tempering immediately to the cooked tomato mixture, add the salt and cook the tomato mixture till the oil floats on top.

Put off the stove and cool completely before stock them in an air tightened bottle.

Andhra Instant Tomato Pickle



Varada's Kitchen said...

Such and easy and flavorful tomato chutney. I really like the lovely red color.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Agree with you,instant dishes are life saver and perfect when you run out of time.Tomato pickle looks so tempting and fingerlicking good..

farah said...

super easy priya!I do a similar one with garlic and onions. i cant imagine cooking anything without them. urs looks lovely and that colour!!!! :)

shweta said...

Wow ! I have heard this dip a lot of times ! But got to know this recipe today ! Liked the easy way of making it !

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow the instant version sounds fabulous , would love to give it a try .

preeti garg said...

Love this tomato chutney.... most of time i made this after mint chutney.

Ritu Tangri said...

This is such a fuss free recipe and can be made instantly. Loved the beautiful color of chutney

Srivalli said...

I love instant dishes and this one looks so inviting..love the bright red colour!

Sowmya :) said...

Love the colour of those tomatoes....could eat them as is. The chutney looks so inviting...all I need now is some roti or rice!!

Harini R said...

I make this version when I need a chutney to go with dosa :) So easy and quick, right?? Loved the bright red color !

code2cook said...

for me pickles are something we always pick up from market. In my society, many are selling homemade tomato pickle always wanted to try once. Thanks for sharing. will make it.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I love tomato pickle and that too without garlic, I am all in for it. Your version sounds so easy breezy and love the final colour. It looks awesome..

cookingwithsapana said...

This tomato chutney looks so yummy and love the fact it is instant.