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onion tomato koshimbir is a simple side dish which can be served with any Indian meal of roti and sabzi. Learn how to make kanda tomato koshimbir.

To make onion tomato koshimbir, combine the onions, tomatoes, sugar, coriander and salt in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Pour the tempering over the tomato-onion mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

Easy to prepare, it just involves chopping the veggies and giving a phodni’ them with traditional ingredients. The word ‘phodni’ is a Maharashtrian word which in simple terms means tempering. Raw and juicy, it is quite refreshing, onion tomato salad is considered an essential accompaniment for a Maharashtrian meal.

Remember that the asafoetida, though used very mildly, play very important roles in improving the aroma and flavour of this dish, so forget to add it! You can also add a dash of lemon juice as well, to enhance the flavour of this Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir further.

This kanda tomato koshimbir is a weight-watchers delight. The onions are considered to be heart friendly because of the presence of antioxidant Quercetin in it. The tomatoes, on the other hand, are brimming with lycopene – another antioxidant. Both of them together help to reduce inflammation in the body and protect organs like heart, liver, kidney, skin etc.

With 1 g of fibre per serving, this healthy onion tomato salad is a good snack in between meals for women with PCOS and aiming weight loss. The fibre in it will also aid in weight loss. Moreover, you will not reach out for unhealthy snacks as this salad keeps you satiated.

Tips for onion tomato koshimbir. 1. While this recipe has chopped onions and tomatoes, you can also use thinly sliced veggies as a variation. 2. You can add ½ tsp of sugar to balance the tanginess of tomatoes if you wish to. 3. If you are carrying this salad to work, it would be advisable to carry salt in a small container and add it to the salad and toss it just before eating.

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Onion Tomato Koshimbir recipe - How to make Onion Tomato Koshimbir

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Onion Tomato Koshimbir
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/4 cups chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
Method
For onion tomato koshimbir

    For onion tomato koshimbir
  1. To make onion tomato koshimbir, combine the onions, tomatoes, coriander and salt in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Pour the tempering over the tomato-onion mixture and mix well.
  5. Serve the onion tomato koshimbir immediately.

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What is onion tomato koshimbir made off?

  1. What is onion tomato koshimbir made off? Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir is made from 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1 1/4 cups chopped tomatoes, 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania), salt to taste, 1 1/2 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson), 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing) and 1 1/2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies.

Making onion tomato koshimbir

  1. To make onion tomato koshimbir | healthy onion tomato salad | kanda tomato koshimbir | Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir |  put 1/2 cup chopped onions in a deep glass bowl. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions
  2. Add 1 1/4 cups chopped tomatoes. Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.  
  3. Add 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania). Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Mix well and keep aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan.
  7. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson).
  8. Let the seeds crackle.
  9. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).
  10. Add 1 1/2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies.
  11. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  12. Pour the tempering over the tomato-onion mixture.
  13. Mix onion tomato koshimbir | healthy onion tomato salad | kanda tomato koshimbir | Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir |  well.
  14. Serve onion tomato koshimbir | healthy onion tomato salad | kanda tomato koshimbir | Maharashtrian tomato koshimbir |  immediately.

Health Benefits of onion tomato koshimbir

  1. Onion Tomato Koshimbir – a low cal, low fibre accompaniment.
  2. Made with plenty of veggies, there is enough fibre in this salad to promote digestion and prevent constipation.
  3. The fibre is also a key nutrient to manage diabetes and heart disease. 
  4. Quercetin, lycopene, vitamin A and vitamin C are some antioxidants tha we can gather from this koshimbir and reduce inflammation in the body. 
  5. These antioxidants also promote heart health. 
  6. The vitamin C in this salad boosts our immunity and help us fight against various bacteria and viruses. 
  7. Not being very high in carbs, we suggest this salad to diabetics too.
  8. This is a wise choice for women with PCOS also. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy42 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates4.9 g
Fiber1 g
Fat2.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.8 mg

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Onion Tomato Koshimbir
5
 on 21 Apr 21 12:01 PM


We add scraped fresh coconut to this koshimbir, tastes good
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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21 Apr 21 03:55 PM
Onion Tomato Koshimbir
5
 on 11 Apr 20 01:16 PM


We make this very often. you can also add 2 tsp peanut powder in the kishimbir.
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Tarla Dalal    Alka, thanks for the feedback and your tip.
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11 Apr 20 03:32 PM
Onion Tomato Koshimbir
5
 on 01 Jun 15 11:25 AM


This tangy recipe is very tasty. usually we make simple slices of Onion & Tomato to make a salad. This Koshimbir can also b eaten some times with Roties or Chapaties & saves the cooking time.