This is a good accompaniment for people like Milo who do not like much of coconut in their food. Use ripe red tomatoes and a little more of green chilies to make it spicy. It can be served with anything – rice, chapattis, dosa, idly, snacks…
4 large ripe tomatoes,
1 small onion,
4 garlic pods,
2 green chilies,
½ tsp cumin seeds,
½ tsp mustard seeds,
5 curry leaves,
1 red chili,
Salt to taste,
2 tsp oil
Heat 1 tsp oil, splutter cumin seeds and fry green chilies, garlic for half a minute.
Fry roughly chopped onion for half a minute and add roughly chopped tomatoes.
Add salt, cover and cook till tomatoes are soft and mushy.
Once cooled grind it to a smooth paste. Add 1 to 2 tsp water if required.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, add curry laves and dry red chilly.
Mix in the tomato paste and adjust salt.
Serve with dosa/idli or chapattis.