Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tomatochi Bhaaji

Tomatochi Bhaaji is my entry for RCI Maharashtrian Cuisine and Nupur's "T of Indian Vegetables".

Tomato is known by the same name in Marathi. Tomatochi Bhaaji aka Tomato sabji is another dry sabji which is usually prepared with Thalipeeth(a Maharashtrian bread) but goes best with the punjabi Aalo Paratha! Onions and tomatoes, salt n sugar, some spices and peanut powder is all it takes to prepare this lovely sabji!!

Tomatochi Bhaaji

What you need:

4-5 medium sized Tomatoes (preferably not too soft), chopped
1 Onion, chopped
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp Turmeric
2-3 tsp Jaggery (can be replaced by sugar)
4-5 tsp Peanut Powder (Peanuts roasted and pounded)
Salt to taste

How to proceed:

1) Heat 1-2 tsp oil and add mustard and cumin seeds to it
2) When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add onions to it
3) Sauté onions for a minute
4) Add red chilli powder and turmeric and mix well
5) Now add tomatoes, mix well and cook for some time
6) Add jaggery, salt and peanut powder and cook covered till tomatoes are cooked and become a little mushy
7) Serve hot with rotis/ parathas


Asha said...

Mouthwatering!! I bet it tastes great with poories too:))

Sreelu said...

good one, peanuts probably add a cruch factor. I make is similar but without the peanuts, should try it next time

Suganya said...

O o this is looking YUM!....I love it....

Nupur said...

I've never made it...what on earth am I waiting for?? Looks terrific!

Priyanka said...

wow, yummy:) my mom ususally makes it using the green tomatoes and adds just a pinch of garam masala to it. havent had it in a long time.

Unknown said...

replace peanut powder with roasted seasame (til) powder.tastes great.