Friday, June 03, 2011

Grape Tomato Besan Curry

I love cooking with Tomatos. If tomatos are not at home then it is hard for me to decide what to cook. Although I do not use them daily, but I just need there for my personal satisfaction. This tomato's I am talking about are Grape tomato's (smaller version of tomato's). I made this curry as an experiment to go with the plain rice and dal and it came out tasty. This recipe sounds like pitlai but tastes yummy and sour because of the tomatos. Here is the recipe:

Grape Tomatos - Chopped into half
Onions (I prefer red onions) - 2 chopped finely
Besan (senagapindi)
Red chilli powder
Salt to taste ( 1 and 1/2 spoon)
Oil - 2-3 spoons
Cumin seeds -  1/2 tea spoon
Chana dal - 1 spoon (can add more if you want crunchiness in between)

Method of preparation
Take a kadai and add oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and chana dal. Now add onion pieces. Once onion pieces are nicely fried add tomatos to it. Do not mix more because it can crush the small tomatos. Gently mix in between until you feel the tomatos are cooked (this might take 2-3 minutes). Now add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt to taste. Mix all of them. Add besan slowly to it. because of the water in the tomatos this will immediately become like the curry shown below. But if you feel that the water in tomatos has evoparated, then add 2-3 spoons of water also. Add coriander leaves at the end and transfer it to the serving bowl. Serve hot with rice and dal or just rice or roti too.


Prathima Shivraj said...

Besan curry is absolutely delcious, nice combo dear.

Prathima Shivraj

Reva said...

Awesome curry... I love tomatoes as well... looks delicious..:)

Priya said...

This besan tomato curry sounds interesting and quite new for me..yumm!

Anonymous said...

one of my favorites,can have it any time, by the way its maansi's favorite too with chapathis.

Veena Khanna said...

Please let me know the quantity of besan and how to add raw or roasted. Thank you.

Shireesha said...

Veena, I added raw besan to the curry. I added probably 1-2 spoons. Besan thickens as we continue cooking continues or as we cool it off.


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