Friday, December 3, 2010

Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku is my favourite recipe which I make frequently especially for Dosa and Idly. It can also be used as a dip, spread, curry or a pickle. You can eat it with Naan/Bread, with Idli / dosa /upma, curd rice, spread it over bread or eat it mixed with hot rice and ghee. Lets go to the recipe!!

Tomato - 10 - 12 nos
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red Chilli - 3 nos
Salt to taste
Jaggery  - 1 tsp 
For Thadka:
Gingely Oil - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch 
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Red chilli  - 2 nos (depends upon your spice interest :-) )
Curry leaves - 10 - 12 leaves

Grind the tomatoes with 3 red chillies and keep it ready.
Take big pan & add all the ingredients given under Thadka into Gingely Oil. Once you hear the spluttering of mustard seeds, saute until light brown.
Add the ground tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt into it and stir it in frequent intervals to avoid it sticking into the pan. Make sure the flame is medium- low. You would know when the raw smell is gone. Now add jaggery. 
When the oil gets separated from the tomato thokku, it means its done. Put 2 tsp of gingely oil into it, Switch off the gas & Close the pan with lid. Let it cool.
Now enjoy your thokku with hot rice, rotis, Idly, Dosas!!

Paneer Wrap

Its been long I posted any of my kaivannam :-)
I tried few recipes last week, I thought I would share with all of you.
My Bhabhi told me about the paneer wrap her friend made for thanksgiving party and I thought I would make it in my style.
Here's the recipe:
Tortilla - 3
Paneer - 1/2 cup grated
Onion - finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tsp grated
Carrot - 1/4 cup grated
garlic - finely chopped
Chilli (optional) - finely chopped
Cream Cheese - 3 tsp
Garam masala, coriander pwder - 1 tsp
Parmesan cheese - grated - 1 tsp
Fry onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, carrot, paneer & then add salt, garam masala, coriander powder.
After it gets blends, add parmesan cheese and mix with it.
Heat Soft Tortilla on a Tawa for a min both sides, then spread 1 tsp of cream cheese(I used garlic herbs cream cheese), then place 1 big spoon of the stuff in the cener and spread it over the Tortilla, roll it. Cut it into pieces and serve hot with tomato sauce or any hot chutney.