Ingredients :

Tomatoes – 4 nos
Sambar Onions / Shallots – 200 gms (finely chopped)
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Split urad dal – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 2 pinch
Curry leaves – 6 to 8
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder -1 to 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Jaggery powdered – 2 tsp
Salt – as needed
Oil – 3 to 4 Tbsp


  1. Wash the ripe and juicy tomatoes and slice them. Add them to blender and make a puree out of it. Transfer to a bowl and keep it ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds.when it splutters, add split urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  3. Add onions and sauté tip it becomes translucent.Then add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt.Add the powdered jaggery and mix well.
  4. Within few minutes, you can see the mixture attains thick consistency and the oil starts oozing out.
  5. At this stage, turn off the flame.


It makes an irresistible combo with idly, dosa, chappathi , rotis upma etc


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