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Achari Tomato Raita


While we enjoy having one pot meals, we love it sides such as salads, papad and pickles. And one such raita we love is Masterchef Mom's Achari tomato raita. Do check her Instagram page as well as youtube for more such amazing unique recipes. I have made this so many times, that I thought its deserves a small place on the blog. Its super easy to make and goes well it all kinds of pulao's. You can check rice recipes to go cook along with this raita Here

Ingredients: 
  • Tomatoes - 2 - 3 finely chopped *
  • Green chillies - 5 finely chopped
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Yoghurt whisked - (I took 1 cup)
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves  - for garnish (optional)
Method: 
  1. Chop the tomatoes and chillies finely and keep aside
  2. Take a pan and add 2 tsp oil, when its hot add mustard seeds
  3. Once mustard seeds splutter , add in the chopped green chillies
  4. Saute it for 1 min and then add in the chopped tomatoes along with turmeric and salt
  5. Mix it well. You will see the tomatoes start leaving water
  6. Keep cooking the tomatoes in low flame. Stir in between
  7. After 10 mins, the oil starts separating and you will see tomatoes are nicely cooked and mashed.
  8. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
  9. Whisk the yoghurt and add in the prepared spicy tomatoes in to yoghurt and whisk well
  10. Do check for salt and if needed add more at this stage
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves if using and Achari tomato raita is ready to be served. 
Recipe Credits: MasterchefMom

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