Monday, April 13, 2009

Tomato Pickle

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 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

How to

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.


  1. Thanks for dropping by.. U have an interesting blog - never tried oriya food, will begin from here...

  2. yummmy pickle..looks nice da!

  3. Priya thanks for the encouragement. Yes it is so easy...
    Arch - yes sure try from here... Somethings are different and some are the usual.
    Lavanya - thank you!

  4. I love tomato pickle too! Didn't make it this year though:) I will just feaston yours!

  5. Nice recipe. We at SITARA Foods also make Tomato pickle, But our ingredients are little different and taste is delicious. You can also try and order tomato pickle achar , and various non veg pickles by SITARA at their online store The India's biggest online store for pickles

  6. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamins C, A & K. I love Andhra style pickles. The making process shown here looks delicious. thank you for sharing a homemade Tomato pickle recipe, will try this weekend.