Sep 2, 2010

A Tangy Tomato Spread

Spreads and Dips saves a lot of time and resources in our daily cooking. A bottle of fresh coriander chutney or fresh cheese dip would come very handy when we are at loggerheads with time.
This fresh and Tangy Tomato Spread has a permanent place in my refrigerator. I use it as a spread for my breads, chapattis or as a chutney with Idlies and Dosas an Indian breakfast delicacy.

  • 1 kg of Tomatoes
  • 3-4 tsp. of red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp. of Fenugreek powder (Methi)
  • Salt as desired
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 tsp of mustard seeds

Method: Select overripe but firm tomatoes which are juicy and deep red in color. Wash and chop them in small pieces. Discard seeds if you can.
Heat oil in a thick bottom wok or kadai and crackle mustard seeds in it. Add the diced and De-seeded tomatoes in it along with the juice.
Add rest of the ingredients and cook till all the juice is absorbed and the spread is thick in consistency and oil separates and floats on the spread. It will take about 20-30 minutes on medium heat to attain this consistency.
This spread stays good for about 15 days or more if refrigerated. Since the oil in it acts as a preservative to this Tangy Tomato Spread.

  1. A good travel food.
  2. Goes well with chapattis, and many Indian dishes.
  3. A good option for a sandwich in a jiffy.
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  1. awesome click. spread looks yummy and love to have with rotis.nice colur

  2. The tomato spread looks mouthwatering!

  3. I cant take eyes from the clicks...mouth watery n tempting recipe..:)

  4. Rather than food I like your clicks :)) super rey :))

  5. Loving it Sanjeeta. I like this kind of spreads :)

  6. very mouthwatering n time saving spreads.hope wd be more tasty if butter is added at d time of eating.

  7. Hi Sanjeeta,

    Iam here for the first time...Lovely recipes...lovely visit me when time permits...