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On a TOMATO trail

Tangy tomatoes can be prepared in many different ways.


TOMATOES ADD a twist to the recipe they are used in.

Tomato chicken

Ingredients:

Boneless chicken-500 gms
Green chillies-8
Green capsicum-1
Red chilli sauce-2 tbsp
Vinegar-2 tbsp
Vegetable oil-2 tbsp
Soya sauce-1 tsp
Salt- tsp
Ajinomoto- tsp
Onion-1

Method:

Peel the onion and cut into 4 pieces. Separate the layers from each piece. Cut capsicum into 8 triangular pieces. Split green chillies lengthwise into two. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Put in chicken pieces and fry. When the chicken is well browned after frying, add green chillies. Fry some more, then add chilli sauce, vinegar, tomato puree, Soya sauce, salt, black pepper, ajinomoto and cook. When sauce thickens add green capsicum and onion. Serve.

Tomato bahar

Ingredients:

Tomatoes-500 gms
Onions-30 gms
Ginger-10 gms
Pepper powder- tsp
Salt to taste
Water-1 litres
Mint leaves-1 sprig
Sugar-1 tbsp

Method:

Chop the tomatoes, onions and ginger. Put them in a pan. Add salt, sugar, black pepper powder and a sprig of mint. Add water and bring to boil. Then allow it to simmer until the tomatoes are well cooked. Remove the sprig of mint. Mix in a blender and strain through a fine sieve. Serve chilled in a glass, garnished with a lemon slice and a sprig of fresh mint.

Tomato Shorba

Ingredients:

Tomatoes-500gms
Onion-30 gms
Ginger-10 gms
Garlic-2 cloves
Peppercorns-6
Cloves-2
A small piece of cinnamon
Mint leaves-1 sprig
Bay leaf-1
Sugar-1 tsp
A bunch of coriander leaves

Method:

Chop the onions and tomatoes. Put all the ingredients in a pan except lemon and coriander leaves. Bring to boil after adding1 litres of water. Allow to simmer for about 45 minutes. Pass through a fine strainer. Check for seasoning. Reheat and add lemon juice. Serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Tomato prawn curry

Ingredients:

Tomatoes-15- 20
Dried prawns- 1 cup, chopped
Onions, sliced -4
Garlic, sliced-1 pod
Turmeric powder- tsp
Salt- tsp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Water- 4 tbsp

Method:

Cut each tomato in quarters. Add prawns, onions, garlic, turmeric powder and salt to the tomatoes. Pour oil and water over the ingredients in the saucepan. Cook till the water is absorbed. Serve with plain rice.

INDU NARAYAN

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