I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.
Boiled Tomato Curry (Tomato Gojju)
Health Benefits of Tomato-Based Foods
The health benefits of tomatoes are due to their source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B 6, thiamine, and folate. They are also a good source of copper, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorous.
Tomatoes provide many health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. The vitamin C in them controls the increase of stress hormones and helps to keep a healthy and energized body.
In addition to all these health benefits, tomatoes are helpful as a leading ingredient in cooking. They add an awesome tangy taste and bright color to the dishes. They also impart smooth texture to soups, dips, and curries.
This boiled tomato curry (gojju) is one of the easiest tomato recipes that one can make. In this, cooked tomatoes are added to a tempering. Next, this mixture is boiled while adding some rasam powder, jaggery powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
Now, let's learn in detail how to make this curry.
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Serves four people
- 4 tomatoes, medium size, ripe, roughly chopped, cooked
- 2 tsp oil, I used coconut oil, use any cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
- 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida powder, for the tempering
- 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, for the tempering
- 1 dry red chili, broken in two, for the tempering
- 8 curry leaves, for the tempering
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2-3 tsp rasam powder, available in Indian stores, I used home-made powder
- 1/2 tsp jaggery powder or sugar, jaggery tastes better
- 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Boiled Tomato Curry (Tomato Gojju)
- Wash tomatoes. Roughly chop them.
- Cook them until soft. I cooked them in a pressure cooker. Keep aside.
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add fenugreek seeds. Keep the heat low. Saute until they give out a nice aroma. Don't burn them.
- Add broken dry red chilies, curry leaves, and hing powder. Saute for 10 seconds.
- Add cooked tomatoes along with the water. Increase the heat. Once the mixture starts boiling, add rasam powder, turmeric powder, jaggery powder or sugar, and salt.
- Mix well. Boil the mix for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat. Your favorite tomato gojju is ready to serve.
- Serve hot steamed rice with this sweet, sour, and spicy tomato curry (gojju). Enjoy eating!