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Grilled Tomato Yogurt

2 Feb

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Grilled Tomato Yogurt.

Tomatoes are cooked till soft and mushy on a grill pan or on direct flame. Onion is also grilled till done. Cooked tomato and onion is mixed with whisked plain yogurt. Finally, it is seasoned with whole spices and grilled tomato yogurt can be served with steamed rice or with roti etc…
Makes: around 2 Servings of Grilled Tomato Yogurt.

Ingredients:

Plain Yogurt 1 1/2 Cups
Tomato 1 Large
Onion 1 Small
Green Chiles 1
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tsps

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Toast the sesame seeds on low flame till light golden brown and keep aside.
Peel and thickly slice the onion.
Wash the tomato and green chile.
Whisk yogurt and keep aside.

Brush the tomato and oil with little bit of oil.
On a grill pan, place the tomato, onion slices and green chile.
Let the tomato and onion cook. Turn on the other side if necessary.
Alternatively, wrap the tomato and onion in aluminium foil separately and place on direct flame for it to cook.
Once cooked, roughly chop the onion, tomato and green chile.

In a mixing bowl, stir in yogurt, onion, tomato, green chile and salt.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, remove from heat and add to the above yogurt bowl.
Stir in sesame seeds and serve grilled tomato in yogurt with plain steamed rice or with idly or dosa etc…
Notes: Make sure not to add hot cooked tomato and onion into the yogurt or else the yogurt turns sour.

Suggestions: If tomato is sour, add more yogurt to balance. Don’t overcook tomato or onion.
Variations: You can also check other raita recipes here.
Other Names: Grilled Tomato Yogurt.