Friday, November 11, 2005

Tomato & spring onion Medley!

A Tangy Tomato Treat!

Ingredients :

4 to 5 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 onions, chopped finely
1 cup of spring onions
6cloves of garlic, chopped
2 green chillies
½ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric
A small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp black gram
curry leaves
salt to taste
1tsp of jaggery (optional)

Method :

Heat oil and add mustard ,cumin,black gram,curry leaves.Add onions and fry till golden brown. Add tomatoes, green chillies, chilli powder and turmeric. finally add spring onions &simmer until the gravy thickens.If you desire a little bit of jaggery can be added to the gravy to give a sweet touch.

Here's a picture and Info on "Jaggery " -- It is a "natural" sweetener made with the concentrated sugarcane juice used in most of the indian sweet preparations--. It does not have any chemicals or synthetic additives or preservatives. Jaggery is rich in nutrition and contains lot of minerals, protein, and vitamins.