Tomato Pithla


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Tomato pithla is a tomato based vegetable dish prepared on traditional South Indian style of cooking. The tomatoes are cooked with spice powders till tender and then tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and roasted besan. Relish hot with steamed rice.

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Tomato Pithla recipe - How to make Tomato Pithla

Preparation Time: 5Mins   Cooking Time: 7-8 Mins   Total Time:    
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  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Temper mustard seeds.
  3. Add garlic and green chillies
  4. Add tomatoes turmeric and red chilli powder.
  5. Cook until tomatoes are very tender(consistency of tomato chatni)
  6. Add water
  7. Add besan and stir continuously to avoid lump formation.
  8. Keep it covered for 3-4 mins on low flame.
  9. Add coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with chapati/steamed rice
  11. Sugested accompaniments pickle and papad

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This recipe was contributed by vaishali_roy on 20 Mar 2004

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