Thakaali ( tomato ) Urugai
Thakaali Urugai, is a very good accompaniment to Upma, Idli, Dosa, Roti and plain rice. Choose nice bright red tomatoes. We make it often at home. Can store in the fridge for 2 days.
Chopped tomatoes – 2 cups
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon ( I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1 teaspoon
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil – 2tablespoons
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds( jeera ) – 1/2 teaspoon
Finely chopped curry and green coriander leaves – little
Heat a pan. Season . Add the tomatoes. Keep the stove on medium flame. Add salt, sugar, and all the spice powders.Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Mash little. Cook till little thick. Switch off the stove. Garnish and serve hot.
1) Use nice red tomatoes to give a bright red colour.
2) If you want little extra sweetness add little extra sugar.