Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tomato Chops (kuzhambu)

Tomato chops is a very tangy south indian type of gravy. its a very nice side dish for chappathi and parota.

250 g Tomato
150 g Shallots (sambar onions finely chopped)
Bay leaf 1 small , cinnamon stick (very small), cloves -2
½ tsp Dhania powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
½ tsp Turmeric powder
2 T Oil
Salt as per taste
¼ cup Coconut (grated)
1 tsp Aniseeds (sombu)
4 no Green chilli
1 inch Ginger
4 nos Garlic
Grind the coconut, sombu, green chilli ,ginger and garlic in to fine paste. By adding little water.
Cut tomatoes in to small pieces and chop the onions.Heat oil in a pan, saute bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
Add onion and saute well.
Add the tomatoes and smash it well.
Add the ground paste to it, add redchilli powder, dhania powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry well and add 4 cups of water.
The mixture should cook well.
When it comes to thick consistency. switch off the flame.

Serve hot with chapathi and parota.

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