Instant Tomato Kosu/Thakkali Kosu:
Tomato Kosu can be prepared instantly in few minutes with minimum Ingredients,can be served as side dish.When you feel hungry without any great attempt, but with great mild taste your breakfast will be ready to enjoy.Hot and spongy Idlies or crispy Dosa varieties and Tomato/Thakkali Kosu, wah….no words to explain.Try this recipe and feel the great combination.
Health benefits of Tomato:
Eating tomatoes is great because this fruit /vegetable has plenty of health benefits. Tomatoes are non starchy, low calorie.
Tomatoes work against impotency and help increase the sperm count.
Tomatoes are powerful blood purifiers and clear up urinary tract infections.
They have anti oxidant properties as they are high sources of vitamin C and vitamin A. The Vitamin A especially wards off macular degeneration and improves eyesight.
High in fiber they are freely used by weight watchers.
They are good for improving skin porosity and are widely used in the manufacture of skin care and beauty products.
Tomatoes are a rich source of potassium;
Tomato contains amazing amounts of lycopene which is said to have anti oxidant properties.
Ingredients to Prepare Thakkali Kosu:(serves 3 to 4 person)
Salt-1 1/2 tsp
Green chillies-5 to 7 nos
Curry leaves-1 twig
Gram flour or Idly batter-1 tsp as thickening agent
Urad dal-1 tsp
Method is so simple only 4 steps to follow:
1.Heat pan with oil season it with above “To Temper” Ingredients.
2.Add chopped Onion and curry leaves saute well.
3.Mix chopped Tomatoes,Salt and green chillies,saute well until it becomes mushy.
4.Add 1 tsp of idly batter or gram flour in 2 cups of water,mix in the sautéed ingredients, allow it to boil for 3 to 5 minutes in low flame.transfer it to serving dish,Sprinkle coriander leaves if you prefer.
Serve with Hot and spongy Idlies or any type of Dosa.
Kosu will not be too thick or too much watery,so one heap tsp of batter is more than enough.