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How to Make Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip (Sauce)

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Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip/Sauce

Fried Tomato and Garlic Dip/Sauce

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.

Cook Time

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7 min

10 min

17 min

4 servings


  • 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
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or any other oil)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Pour some oil and a teaspoon of butter.
  2. Add some cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
  3. Throw in chopped onions and garlic cloves. Saute until onion becomes pinkish and transparent.
  4. 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. If covering the pan, lower the heat.
  5. 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.
  6. When cold, grind the contents to get a smooth paste. Transfer it to a serving dish.

Now the fried tomato and garlic dip is ready to serve. Eat it with roti, pancakes, snacks, fritters, or pakoras. Enjoy the yummy taste!


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