Dip for any Snack
from Asha Kumar - Detroit, Michigan,
This simple and tasty side-dish can be used as a dip for chips,
samosas (another snack from India ) or also as a spread on sandwiches.
In India, these dips are generally called as "Chutney" and it is
served along with rice or chapatis.
Keep a small frying pan on the heat and add 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and fry until the mustard seeds start to
sputter and pop.
- 5 ripe large tomatoes -- washed and diced into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (available in Indian stores)
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tblsp tamarind extract
Keep a lid handy to cover the pan.
Let the roasted mixture cool a little.
Then transfer it to a blender and grind till it becomes a smooth
Keep a heavy saucepan on heat and add the diced tomatoes, chilli
powder, salt, sugar, tamarind extract and the roasted powder.
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, cover and slowly cook for about
25 - 30 minutes.
Let cool and the tasty tomato dip is ready --- let your imagination
soar with the possibilities!!