Kongnadu Thakkali Masiyal | Mashed Tomato Gravy From Kongunad Cuisine

I know that blogging is therapeutic from personal experience.It is a great stress reliever.On the run apart from these, you get a whole bunch of friends who become a part of the family.Very true,isn't it..

Well, this week I just found out another reason to blog.With blogging marathon edition 15 running into the second week, I was quite engrossed in visiting my fellow bloggers. This time, I chose to do it in the morning while there is still some peace and quiet left. The kids are sleeping and I can get a few hours for myself. So armed with a mug of coffee, I sit in front of the computer and browse the blogs. As I read every article and recipe I feel like I am visiting a friend. Then I realize my tummy is growling and  the time is just 7am!Usually my breakfast time is around 8.30.But when I am blog hopping, the super clicks and the description of each dish is so appetizing that my system thinks it is time for breakfast. Mom is preparing breakfast earlier and she sure understands why I am hungry all the time :)

Now coming to today's recipe, this dish was a part of the meal that was served in the Kongunad breakfast thali

One of the best part of Kongu cuisine,as far as the vegetarian recipes are considered is the ease with which they can be prepared. Minimal ingredients that taste delicious when cooked. One such simple side dish is this tomato-onion side dish.

I used:

Ripe juicy tomatoes - 5
Onion- 1, finely chopped
Green chillies-3,slit
Chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil- 1/2 teaspoon

  1.  Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard and curry leaves.
  2. When the mustard splutters, add the onion and saute for a minute.
  3. Add the tomato, green chillies,chilli powder,salt and mix well.
  4. Cover and pressure cook for one whistle or 5 minutes.
  5. When the pressure releases, mash the contents with a maththu or potato masher.Do not be tempted to pulse it in a mixie.Add a little water if needed.
  6. Remove into a serving dish and serve along with a tiffin of your choice.

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Bon Appetit...

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