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Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa for Paratha and Chapati

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa

Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa

Tasty Dip With Stuffed Parathas

Roasted tomato salsa is a fantastic accompaniment for stuffed parathas and chapati. The main ingredient of this dish, and you might expect, is roasted tomatoes. Tomatoes are a good source of healthy antioxidants, potassium, folate, and vitamins C and K.

Cook Time

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10 min

15 min

25 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 medium tomatoes, roasted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons jaggery powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2-3 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the tomatoes and pat them dry. Roast each tomato on the gas stove, keeping the heat at medium-low. Turn them every 1-2 minutes. As you turn them, you will observe blackish spots and broken skin.
  2. Turn off the heat and allow the tomatoes to cool. Once they have cooled to the touch, peel the skin. Finely chop the flesh and set aside. I used a food chopper to chop mine.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle. Throw in the chopped onions and chopped green chilies. Saute over medium heat until the onions become pinkish.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and some salt. Increase the heat and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add jaggery powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Continue to saute until the tomatoes cook and the mixture gets semi-solid consistency.
  6. Add finely chopped garlic and remaining salt. Mix well. Simmer it for 1 minute.
  7. Turn off the heat. and transfer the mixture to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and chopped onions.
  8. Serve with hot paratha or chapati. Enjoy!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Roast the tomatoes on a gas stove.

Step one: Roast the tomatoes on a gas stove.

Roasted tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes

Peel the skin and chop the flesh.

Peel the skin and chop the flesh.

Step two: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add chopped onions and green chilies.

Step two: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add chopped onions and green chilies.

Saute the mixture until the onions become pinkish.

Saute the mixture until the onions become pinkish.

Step three: Add chopped tomatoes and some salt. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Step three: Add chopped tomatoes and some salt. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Step four: Add jaggery powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Continue to cook the mixture until the tomatoes cook completely and the mixture gets a semi-solid consistency.

Step four: Add jaggery powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Continue to cook the mixture until the tomatoes cook completely and the mixture gets a semi-solid consistency.

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Step five: Add finely chopped garlic and remaining salt. Mix well. Simmer the mixture for a minute. Turn off the heat and transfer the salsa to a serving dish.

Step five: Add finely chopped garlic and remaining salt. Mix well. Simmer the mixture for a minute. Turn off the heat and transfer the salsa to a serving dish.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and onions.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and onions.

Serve with hot parathas or chapati. Enjoy!

Serve with hot parathas or chapati. Enjoy!

Comments

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on June 18, 2020:

Thanks for your comment. Homemade salsa is healthier. Please do try this recipe!

Sp Greaney from Ireland on June 18, 2020:

I usually buy salsa, which I know is lazy. But now knowing how simple it is to make, I'm going to atttempt it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.