Friday, March 13, 2009

Tomato Pickle

Tomato Pickle:

This is my first post so little nervous about it, recently I had been to one of my friends place for dinner, there I tasted the best Home made Tomato pickle ever, I decided I had to try this recipe. I have made few changes to suit my taste and i am glad that it came out well. Thank you Hema for this wonderful recipe.


1 kg firm ripe tomatoes

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 - 2 tbsp salt

1 tbsp red chilli powder

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp fenugreek powder (I used whole fenugreek seeds)

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp tamarind paste or you can use whole taramind as well mixed in water.

1 small piece of jaggery


1) Chop the tomatoes finely and cook them in a vessel along with turmeric powder.

2) Cook them for few mins until they start getting mushy, add salt and tamarind paste and cook the tomatoes on slow heat until all the water is evaporated. This may take some time.

3) Grind this tomato paste in mixer along with fenugreek powder and jaggery (Note, I used whole fenugreek seeds as thats what i had on hand).

4) Heat the oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds, add the tomato paste and red chilli powder and cook on medium heat until the oil and tomato paste starts seperating.

5) This may take some time, around half an hour.

6) Serve with Rice or Paratha...hmmm..enjoy :)


  1. Hi Parita,

    Well done!
    A few can also add asafoetida(normally used in all pickles) along with curry leaves & garlic pieces while seasoning.

    Btw continue posting new cake recipes........


  2. Hi Hema, thanks for your suggestions, will definately use them next time :)

  3. Hi Parita

    Congrtas on ur new blog. I dont have a blog of my own , but have plans to have one , i follow some of the food blogs & came to ur blog from one of them........All the best.......Is switzerland as beutiful as shown in tv.

  4. hey pinky, thank you so much for visiting, yes switzerland is a beautiful place, very serene :) Wish you all the best for your blog, hope to see u blogging soon :)

  5. Hi again Parita. I just finished browsing all ur wonderful recipes. Have booked marked quite a few. Can't wait to start trying them out.


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