Thursday 22 September 2016

Easy-Peasy Jain Recipe : Tomato Sabzi

Hi Everyone. 
After a series of outfit posts I am back with a recipe post.
I know its been ages since I posted one, but like I always say...Better late than never.

So today I am sharing a recipe that I completely vouch by whenever I am pressed for time.
Also, this recipe comes in handy when you have minimum ingredients in your refrigerator.
Though this recipe has Maharashtrian origin, I usually stir this one, when my Jain friends are stopping over for lunch, since it has all Jain-Approved ingredients.

Diced Tomotoes: 5-6
Green chillies, chopped: 1-2
Black mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds (methi) 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 3-4
Peanut powder: 2 tbsp
Turmeric" 1 tsp
Salt, sugar - as per taste
Oil - 1-2 tbsp

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
Once the oil is hot, add fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds. Once they start to sputter, add curry leaves, turmeric and green chillies.
After some more spluttering, but before the ingredients start to burn add the diced tomatoes and stir.
Cover the pan with a lid and and cook the tomatoes on medium heat. Don't forget to pour some water on the lid, in order to avoid the ingredients in the pan from sticking to the vessel and burning.
Open the lid after some time and stir the tomatoes.
After around 10-12 minutes, when you feel the tomatoes have cooked, add salt and sugar and cook some more.
The consistency of the preparation will be a little runny. Now add the ground peanut powder.
Stir again and cover the lid for another 2-3 minutes.

Tadaaaa...Tomato Sabzi is ready.
The tomatoes give the preparation a tangy taste, the chillies the spice, the sugar the sweetness and methi seeds a slight bitterness. All in all, this one touches your taste buds at the right spots with just one bite.

Make sure you try this recipe at least once. I bet you wouldn't stop at one helping.
Tomatoes, Green Chillies
Mustard Seeds, Curry leaves, Fenugreek seeds

Oil+Mustard seeds+Curry Leaves+Chillies

Stir in Tomatoes

Runny Consistency of the Preparation

Add the Peanut Powder

And cook some more

Until we meet next time.


  1. Hey Aditi,

    It is looking yummy. I will try this receipe at my home soon.

  2. Am trying this one right now :) guess what, i have alllll the ingredients!

  3. Thanks for this recipes! Will actually use this recipe on our weekly cooking session for students.



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