How to Make Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip or Sauce

Updated on August 17, 2017
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Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip/Sauce

Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip/Sauce
Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip/Sauce

Making Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip At-a-Glance:

This dip or sauce is versatile, and it can be used as a side dish for rotis, pancakes, thalipeeths, chapatis, snacks, pakoras, fritters, etc. You need only a few regular ingredients for making this tangy and buttery dip.

Procedure:

Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Pour some oil and a teaspoon of butter. Add some cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Throw in chopped onions and garlic cloves. Saute till onions turn transparent. Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium-high fire till they become a little mushy. You can cook them by putting the lid on the pan for a while. Add kashmiri red chili powder or any other red chili powder, pepper powder, dried oregano leaves, fresh basil, sugar, and salt. Mix once. Turn off the fire. Keep aside for cooling.

When cold, grind the contents to get a smooth paste. Now, fried tomato and garlic dip is ready to serve. Eat it with roti, pacakes, snacks, fritters, or pakoras. Enjoy the yummy taste!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 17 min
Yields: Serves for four people

Ingredients for Making Dried Tomato and Garlic Dip or Sauce

  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder, kashmiri red chili powder preferred
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • a few fresh basil leaves, optional, I used
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil or any other oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip or Sauce

  1. Heat oil and butter in a deep-bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
  2. Throw in chopped onions and garlic. Saute till onion becomes pinkish and transparent.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute on medium-high fire till they become mushy. You can cover the pan for fast cooking. If covering the pan, lower the heat.
  4. Once tomatoes are mushy, add dried oregano, fresh basil leaves, sugar, red chili powder, pepper powder, and salt. Mix the contents and turn off the fire. Keep aside for cooling.
  5. Pour this mix into a mixer grinder. Make a smooth paste. Transfer it to a serving dish.
  6. Fried tomato and garlic dip or sauce is ready to eat. Serve it with pancakes, snacks, parotas, pakoras, fritters, rotis, or chapatis. Enjoy eating the herbal flavored, garlicky, and silky dip!

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Step one: Keep the ingredients readyStep two: Heat oil and butter mix. Add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.  Step three: Add onions and garlic. Stir-fry till they turn transparent and pinkish. Step four: Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium high fire till they become mushy. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes for fast cooking.Step five: Add dried oregano, fresh basil leaves, pepper powder, red chili powder, and sugar. Mix the contents. Turn off the fire.Step six: Keep aside the mix for cooling.Step seven: Add salt, and grind the contents to get a smooth paste.Step eight: Fried tomato and garlic dip or sauce is ready to serve.Serve it as a side dish with pancakes, snacks, pakoras, fritters, parotas, rotis, or chapatis. Enjoy eating the silky and herbal flavored dip!
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready
Step one: Keep the ingredients ready
Step two: Heat oil and butter mix. Add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
Step two: Heat oil and butter mix. Add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
 Step three: Add onions and garlic. Stir-fry till they turn transparent and pinkish.
Step three: Add onions and garlic. Stir-fry till they turn transparent and pinkish.
Step four: Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium high fire till they become mushy. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes for fast cooking.
Step four: Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium high fire till they become mushy. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes for fast cooking.
Step five: Add dried oregano, fresh basil leaves, pepper powder, red chili powder, and sugar. Mix the contents. Turn off the fire.
Step five: Add dried oregano, fresh basil leaves, pepper powder, red chili powder, and sugar. Mix the contents. Turn off the fire.
Step six: Keep aside the mix for cooling.
Step six: Keep aside the mix for cooling.
Step seven: Add salt, and grind the contents to get a smooth paste.
Step seven: Add salt, and grind the contents to get a smooth paste.
Step eight: Fried tomato and garlic dip or sauce is ready to serve.
Step eight: Fried tomato and garlic dip or sauce is ready to serve.
Serve it as a side dish with pancakes, snacks, pakoras, fritters, parotas, rotis, or chapatis. Enjoy eating the silky and herbal flavored dip!
Serve it as a side dish with pancakes, snacks, pakoras, fritters, parotas, rotis, or chapatis. Enjoy eating the silky and herbal flavored dip!

Nutritional Information of Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip or Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 82
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 49 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      15 months ago from Bengaluru

      Yeah...it's really commendable. You can serve it with any suitable main dish. Thank you!

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      15 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just made your dip and it's delicious! I plan on serving it with Shepherd's pie for dinner.

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      15 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks for visiting this hub. Please try this easy and awesome dip!

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      15 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds delicious. You had me at garlic :) I have all the ingredients and will make this today.

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