If you have red tomatoes and want to eat something sour and spicy - try this fresh Tomato Pickle.
This is a new recipe that I learnt from my Nanny! She makes this for herself sometimes when she is bored of our typical Oriya food. Last time when I tasted it - I was hooked... She makes it really, really spicy and the recipe here is hers... So if you can't stand the spice level, reduce the green chilies. Its yum and easy to make...
Sending this off to FIC - Red + Green event which is hosted this month by Neha of easyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com and brainchild of Harini of SunshineMom of TongueTinglers.
4 Tomatoes - cut into small pieces
1 small onion - cut into small pieces
4 green chillies - slit in 1/2
handful of peas
bunch of coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1 table spoon Oil (mustard oil tastes good - others work fine too)
1/4 tea spoon Methi seeds
Heat oil in a pan and add the methi seeds. Once it sputters, add the onions and green chillies and fry.
Once the onion starts changing color, add the tomatoes and salt and keep frying in low fire.
In about 10-15 min, the tomatoes get cooked through and you have a nice paste like consistency. Add the green peas and coriander leaves and cook for 1 more minute.
Serve cooled with chapatis or rice. It stays fresh in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.