Monday, February 16, 2009

Tomato Fry - Fast, Tasty & Easy

Tomato Fry  - Fast, Tasty & Easy

Good Morning Folks, I am trying my first recipe in writing today. Never attempted writing recipes before, though struggled to make quite a few of them. Tomato Fry is one of the first recipes which I learned to make from my extended family. You can say this is our family recipe because everyone knows to make it and the ingredients by heart.  (just like we have our national anthem, national bird etc). So let’s begin the Karma yoga technique for this recipe before we eat with Bhakti.

Tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin C if they are fresh. They have the lycopene antioxidant which helps in fighting cancer and heart disease. (Gyaan - Lycopene is the most common carotenoid in the human body and is one of the most potent carotenoid antioxidants) 


5 -6 tomatoes – Ensure that they are juicy red tomatoes (not the green tomatoes)

2 onions

1tbsp – turmeric

1 tbsp – Salt

Coriander Leaves

2 Green Chillies

Mustard seeds  

Urad Dal


Clean and wash the tomatoes  before you cut them into long pieces. Onions also need to be cut in long pieces (in most recipes the onion is finely grated into small pieces). 

Once these items are chopped, pour the oil in a frying pan, once its heated drop the mustard seeds and urad dal in it. Once the urad dal becomes light pink in color, you can add the chopped onions and the green chillies. You may wish to add a bit of ginger garlic paste for better taste. Heat it till the onion turns slightly pink in color. Add the tomatoes and nicely mix it. After this some turmeric can be added. (Turmeric  is an antioxidant and therefore its widely used in Indian cooking. It develops resistance in common cold & flu). If you wish, you can add little jeera powder and methi powder (fenugreek seeds powdered)  for good taste.

Keep the lid closed, let the tomatoes & onion cook. As the Tomato Fry is getting ready you will see that the juices from the tomato have mixed well with the onions, that adds taste to this fry. This can get ready within 10 minutes. You can add the coriander leaves for garnish.  

This recipe can be used as a side dish for Chapattis, roti, appam, dosas, iddiappam and pav (Indian bread) . The combination tastes super. Eat with Bhakti. Stomach gets filled faster.

In every culture & tradition  there is a practice of saying prayers before having food. But with respect to some cooks prayers is a must always. Hahahhaha!! So you figure out what type of a cook are you. Happy Cooking.

Hope I have not done a Bheja Fry J. I am carrying this recipe for lunch today and those of you wish to join me can let me know their experience of making this recipe.

 '' Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action''  -   Mother Theresa


  1. Wow, this is a good recipe..I am sure you would have made it quite tasty. Hope to have some soon. Hahah..

  2. Fantastic. I have increased my Chappathi Quota from 3 to 6