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Instant Tomato pickle

Swapna Sunil
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Instant Tomato pickle RECIPE

Tomato pickle - this is so spicy, tangy and flavorful, can be made in no time. It is perfect for those times when you crave for something spicy. Moreover this takes only a couple of spoons of oil unlike those pickles that are drowned in oil. When I tasted this for the first time at my sister's place I was blown away with its bursting flavors.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Simmering
  • Blending
  • Condiments
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 4 Medium Tomatoes diced
  2. 3 Dry red chillies broken into pieces
  3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  4. 1 tsp cumin and fenugreek powder
  5. 1tbsp Mustard seed powder
  6. 3 tbsp oil
  7. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  8. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  9. 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  10. 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds / Methi seeds
  11. 1 tbsp red chilli powder / to taste ( i used Tikka lal that is red in color but less hot )
  12. Salt to taste


  1. In a pan add oil and heat, once warm add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds and red chillies, allow the seeds to pop.
  2. Later add in the tomatoes and ginger garlic paste. (I add them together to avoid the paste from sticking to the pan)
  3. Mix and cook until tomatoes turn mushy n raw smell from ginger garlic paste is gone. Add turmeric powder and stir well..
  4. Now add the red chilli powder, cumin and methi powder, mustard powder and salt. Stir well and cook until oil starts oozing out.
  5. Stir once again and adjust the seasoning if it requires any. If your tomatoes are not that tangy like mine you can add a 1/8 tsp of citric acid in the last. Now turn off the heat and serve with hot rice along with papad.
  6. I feel we dont need anything more in these cold days, this is so satisfying and brings back so many memories.

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Shruthi Bhaskar
Shruthi Bhaskar   Mar-07-2017

Neelima Naik
Neelima Naik   Nov-28-2016

Awesome! I was looking for this recipe for a long time. Thanks

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