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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Microwave Tomato Cilantro Chutney ~ Tomato Kothimeera Pachadi



A couple of weeks ago, both the computers at home crashed, partly because of me. I decided to spare M's laptop and so took a forced blogging break. M fixed one computer over the weekend but I would have continued the break if not for Srivalli's BM#8. It was so tempting that I could not let go even when I am leaving on a weeklong vacation tomorrow. :) As usual, Valli gave us several interesting themes to choose from and I am going ahead with "Microwave Cooking" theme this week.
I thought of preparing a full course meal using microwave during this session and hoping to achieve it amidst my haywire schedule. I am starting today with a lip smacking, spicy chutney prepared with tangy tomatoes and aromatic cilantro.

Ingredients:
2-3 tsp oil
2 tsp urad dal / skinned, split black gram
1 tsp mustard seeds
8 - 10 fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
5 green chillies (I used Serrano peppers. Adjust the quantity if needed.)
2 tomatoes / 1 cup chopped cubes
1 cup packed, cilantro leaves
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of asafoetida powder
Salt to taste

Method:
Heat the oil in a microwave safe bowl for two minutes and then add the black gram, mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Heat them again for a couple of minutes until the black gram turns reddish and mustard starts to splutter. Then add the green chillies and fry for about 30 seconds. Then add the tomatoes and cook (stirring in between) until it appears done, about 6 - 8 minutes. Then add the cilantro, turmeric powder and asafoetida powder to the tomato mixture and cook for one more minute. Remove the bowl and let cool. Grind the mixture to a coarse paste adding salt as needed.
Serve it along with rice or any Indian breakfast dishes.


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20 comments:

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

chutney in microwave !! that's a grt idea !! very tempting !!

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Usha said...

The chutney indeed looks lip smacking!

harini-jaya said...

Good one..never tried seasoning in the microwave though!

Nirmala's kitchen said...

That is a good idea to make chutneys in microwave!!!

ANU said...

sounds very easy and tasty! love the combo.....

Saras said...

Great idea with delicious chutney!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. Nice one.. looks simply delicious.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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aipi said...

Handy recipe for a quick fix delicious chutney!
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Vardhini said...

Looks yummy .. never used the microwave for cooking :)

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Aarthi said...

love this chutney

Mom Chef said...

ooh ! Love this m/wave version Suma :-) Missed reading ur blogposts of late, and now I saw the reason :D
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious combo,luks so tempting...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very delicious chutney..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful n yummy chutney

Prathibha said...

even I make this tomato-kothimeera chutney..looks delicious..:)nice attempt in MW

Prathima Rao said...

Aromatic, lip smacking chutney!! Loved the generous addition of cilantro...
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Srivalli said...

Suma, I am really so glad that BM got you to give your break a break..:)..chutney looks so delicious, I won't mind you bringing this for my MEC potluck party..

Priya said...

So tempting and delicious chutney,i can have two more idlies with this chutney..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely loving this new way of preparing tomato chuntey, looks super delicious :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

OMG. .that is super good..
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