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Tamatarcha aaran/Tomato Aaran

  • How to make tamatar aaran:

  • Ingredients:
          1. Tomato (4 no)
          2. Oil (1 tblspn)
          3. Mustard seeds (rai)
          4. Cumin seeds (jeera)
          5. Onion (1 no chopped)
          6. Red chilli powder (2-3 tspn)
          7. Curry leaves 
          8. Salt to taste
          9. Besan/Chana Dal Flour (1-2 tblspn)
         10. Coriander leaves to garnish
         11. Ginger-garlic paste/wet masala
         12. Turmeric powder
         13. Water

  • Preparation & Cooking:
         1. Wash the tomatoes,put them in water & let the tomatoes cook for 10-15 mins
              on low-medium flame.
         2. After the tomatoes are cooked, cool them & blend in a blender/mixer to make
             a puree like.
         3. Heat oil in a wok/kadhai,add cumin & mustard seeds. Add curry leaves.
         4. Add the chopped onion,garlic-ginger paste & saute for 2-3 mins.
         5. Add the turmeric powder,red chilli powder & saute for 2-3 mins.
         6. Add the tomato puree,mix well with all the ingredients.
         7. Add about half to 1 cup of water. Add salt to taste & mix.
         8. Let the tomato puree boil,keep the flame low & slowly add the besan/chana 
             flour. Stir continuously while adding the besan with the big spoon.
         9. Once the besan is stirred and mixed well with the tomato puree,let it cook
              for some 5-10 mins.
        10. Turn off the flame & garnish with coriander leaves.
        11. Serve with roti or bhakri & steamed rice.

  • Serves: Two


  • Notes:
         1. You can add more chilli and have the tomato aaran with bhakri.
         2. It is a different variety to cook when you are out of other vegetables.
         3. Easy & quick to cook option for working ladies. You can boil & cook the onion
            also with the tomatoes and prepare it.

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