Thursday, June 21, 2012

Didir Tomato

After such a long post, we decided to come up with something short and simple and that is what didir tomato is all about. Didir in Kannada translates to instant and here it is: an instant tomato pickle. The idea came up after reading the title of the blog 'Tangy Tomato Twist'. Love the title, and love the pickle!

Preparation time: 35-40 mins 

Serves: 2 


Red chilli powder 2 ½ tsp 
Salt 2 tsp 
Refined cooking oil 2 tsp 
Mustard seeds 1 tsp 
Pinch of asafoetida 


We need tomatoes that are not fully ripe or fully raw. The hard ones those are a little green and slightly red because these have the tangy flavor and are hard and easy to chop. 

Wash, wipe dry and finely chop the tomatoes. 

Add 2 tsp salt and 2 and a half tsp of red chilli powder, cover and marinate the tomatoes for around half an hour. This way the tomatoes leave a little water and absorb the salt and spice. 

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. As they pop, remove from the heat and let the oil cool for a couple of minutes. Add a pinch of asafoetida. 

Add this seasoning to the tomatoes and cover the lid, for the aroma to seep into the tomatoes. 

Didir tomato is done. An adapted version of didir uppinkai, didir tomato is both a rice and phulka supplement. We enjoyed some ghee topped steaming rice, plain dal or mudda pappu and didir tomato. It took us just 15 minutes in the kitchen. You should try it too, on a lazy weekend afternoon. 


TTT said...

Thank you sooooo.....much ...I am honored !!! I will definitely try out this recipe tomorrow itself and let you know how it goes :)

Pratnee said...


panchalibolchi said... drooling :)) The recipe sounds terrific!! Shall try it out soon...
Actually I came running to read something tangy about our didi here...rofl...:)
*didir in Bengali means didi's*

Pratnee said...

wow! dint know didir had a meaning in Bengali too:) rofl! :D..

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