Tomato Pickle

Tomato Pickle Recipe is basically a cooked tomato concentrate, spiced with pickle spices, specifically used as a condiment to enhance taste and staple. The most common spices used in tomato pickle recipe is asafoetida, red chili powder, turmeric, and fenugreek with the sourness of ripe tomatoes.


• 2 tbsp oil
• 6 large tomatoes, chopped
• ½ cup tamarind extract
• 1 tbsp methi / fenugreek seeds
• 1 tbsp mustard seeds / rai
• ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
• 1½ tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
• 1 tsp salt, adjust to taste
• ½ tsp jaggery / gud, optional

for tempering:

• 2 tsp oil
• 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
• pinch of hing / asafoetida
• 5 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 dried red chilli, broken
• few curry leaves

Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)

1. firstly, heat oil and add in tomatoes.
2. saute for a minute making sure is oil is coated well to tomatoes.
3. now cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. after 10 minutes, tomatoes have cooked completely turning soft and mushy.
5. add in ½ cup tamarind extract and mix well.
6. again cover and simmer for 10 more minutes.
7. now the mixture has turned thick and saute till oil is released from sides.
8. add methi-mustard powder, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and jaggery.
9. saute on low flame till the spices gets cooked well.
10. pour the garlic tempering over tomato pickle and mix well.
11. finally, serve tomato pickle along with rice, idli or dosa.

Recipe Credits: Hebbar's Kitchen

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