Tomato Perugu Pachadi


2 large red ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 finely chopped onion (optional)
1 chopped green chilli
1 1/4 cups curd
1 tbsp coriander leaves
pinch of turmeric pwd
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of cumin seeds (optional)
pinch of hing/asafoetida (optional)
8-10 fresh curry leaves
1/2 tsp split black gram (minappa pappu)
1-2 dry red chillis, de-seed and tear (optional)
1/2 tsp oil


1 Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them pop, add the split gram dal and let it turn red. Add the curry leaves, red chillis and asafoetida and toss for a few seconds.
2 Add the chopped onions and green chillis and fry till transparent. Add turmeric pwd and salt.
3 Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 6-8 mts or till they turn soft but not mushy. Turn off heat and cool.
4 Beat the curd till smooth. Combine the cooked tomato mixture with the beaten curd and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with white rice or rotis.

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