Instant Tomato Pickle is an all in one pickle, which means you can use this pickle for Idly, dosa, rice. It is very simple and spicy pickle which you can make and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months in the fridge.
Instant Tomato Pickle
Tomatoes – 1kg
Tamarind a lemon size
Kashmiri Red chilli powder -5 to6tbsp
Turmeric powder -1tsp
Salt to taste
Dry Roast and Grind:
Mustard seeds – 1tbsp
Methi seeds/Fenugreek seeds -1tbsp
Oil-1/4 cup tsp
Curry leaves a few
Urad dal -1tsp
Garlic pods – 5or6
Dry red chillies- 4
Asafoetida a pinch
Cooking the Tomatoes:
Wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut them into small pieces and keep aside.
Heat a deep bottom kadai/pan with 3tbsp of oil, slowly add the chopped tomatoes along with turmeric powder and mix well.
Cover and cook the tomatoes on medium flame till they become soft and water from the tomatoes evaporates. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes.
When the tomatoes are almost soft add tamarind and mix well. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
Switch off the flame and allow it cool completely.
Making the spice powder:
In the meanwhile, heat a small pan and dry roast methi seeds and mustard seeds until they turn into light brown.
Allow it cool and grind into a smooth powder. Keep aside.
Mixing the pickle:
Now take a blender, add the cooked tomatoes and grind into a coarse paste. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add Kashmiri chilli powder, grounded methi-mustard powder along with required salt. Combine everything well.
Heat a pan with oil on low flame, add mustard seeds, urad dal. When mustard seeds crackle add red chillies, curry leaves along with garlic pods and fry a minute.
Add the tomato paste to the pan and mix well. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the oil oozes on the top. Turn off the flame. Allow it cool completely.
Store the tomato pickle in an airtight container and can keep in the fridge for up to 2months.
Adjust red chilli powder according to your taste. I prefer my pickle to me spicy so I added 6tbsp of chilli powder.
Always use dry soon while using the pickle.
Don’t grind the tomatoes into a smooth paste keep it a little bit coarse.
While grinding the powder make sure the blender is dry and clean.