Thakkali Thuvayal/Tomato chutney:
We use Tomato in most of our cooking varieties,plenty of mouth watering recipes can be prepared with Tomatoes, it has the taste of sweet,tangy and sour which enhances the taste of other ingredients added along with it.The special qualities of Tomato is not only increases the taste, but also having the required qualities for our health.
Thakkali thuvayal is the simplest side dish made within minutes to serve with Idli,Dosa Appam or any type of pan and steam cooked specialities.
Glance on health benefits of Tomato:
One serving of red, ripe, raw tomatoes (one cup or 150 grams) is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories.
Tomatoes make your skin look great. Beta-carotene, helps protect skin against sun damage.
Tomatoes build strong bones.The vitamin K and calcium in tomatoes are both very good for strengthening and repairing bones.
Ingredients: serves 4 person
Tomato-2 medium size
Red chilli-5 nos
Curry leaves-2 twig
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Method to prepare:
Soak Red chilli in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes,this helps to get smooth paste on grinding,without any flaky chilli in chutney.
Peel Onion and cut both onion and Tomato to big pieces, saute for a while in medium flame, this is to reduce more juicy and raw smell of Onion in chutney.
Grind all ingredients together,except Curry leaves,to a smooth chutney.
Heat pan with oil, temper with given ingredients,add curry leaves and ground chutney.
Allow it to boil for 3 minutes and serve.