As tomatoes are in abundance this season , I thought to make tomato pickle.
But, this time tamarind was out,and kokum (garcinia cambogia)was in.
RAW TOMATO PICKLE – This is my link to another tomato pickle with raw green tomato.
The recipe today, is with the luscious red tomatoes.
Pointing to few benefits of the key ingredients
Tomato-A non starchy vegetable with low calories,is a poweful blood purifier,with a
good source of VitaminC,antioxidants,and potassium.
Garcinia cambogia/Kokum-Antibacterial,improves digestion,fat burning properties.
To the recipe
1 kg tomatoes
few cloves of peeled garlic
2-3 tblsp of red chilli powder
10-15 pieces of kokum
2 tsp roasted fengreek powder (to be added finally only)
2 tsp.roasted cummin powder
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
2-3 tblsp jaggery
3/4 -1 cup gingelly oil/sesame oil
1/2 tsp.mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
few curry leaves
Wash and cut tomato into quarters .Wash the kokum pieces.
Now soak the cut tomatoes,kokum pieces, rock salt( enough water to submerge) for
minimum 8 hours or overnight.
Then drain off the water, and grind to a coarse paste.
Heat 1/4 cup oil,and add the ground paste with the rest of the spices,1/2 cup of drained
water, except jaggery ,fenugreek powder and tempering ingredients.
Allow to cook till thick and add jaggery (jaggery alkalises the acid in tomatoes).
Heat remaining oil in another pan,add tempering ingredients,and pour over the tomato.
Add fenugreek powder ,mix and allow to cool .
Store in sterilised glass jars.