Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tomato Oambal – Tripura chutney

I am exhausted after my TamilNadu meal post and I have just enough strength to give you an elevator pitch about this Tomato Oambal from Tripura. Tripura – landlocked small state in the northeast – mostly mountainous – home to many tribal groups and Bengali migrants. Culture and cuisine also influenced by Bengali practices. Tripuri food uses a lot of fermented fish and bamboo shoots. Oambals are made with a variety of vegetables – tomato, pumpkin being the most common ones. This tomato oambal is hot, tangy and sweet all at the same time - loved the explosion of flavours in every bite - served Jharkand dal pooris with this tomato oambal - loved it. Must try.

tomato oambal


Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Tomatoes – 3 large chopped fine
Whole dry red chillies – 5 broken in half
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Raisins – 1 tbsp (I skipped these)
Jaggery – 1-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Method
1.       Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add mustard seeds and when they splutter, throw in the red chillies.
2.       Throw in the chopped tomatoes and sauté till they turn soft. Add a little water if necessary.  Add jaggery and salt and mix well. When is semi-thick like a chunky sauce switch off. Serve with anything.


Tripura




14 comments:

  1. This could be one of the simplest recipes but the paanch poran gives it a wonderful lift...and makes it delicious.

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  2. panch poran in this chutney should have it so much more flavorful!!

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  3. Slurp, super like.. Simple and delicious chutney, that panch poran enhances the flavors na.

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  4. What a lovely dish. It sounds so similar to the Ambal I made for Jammu.

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  5. That chutney sounds delicious.

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  6. Very nice looking chutney I had skip it bcos of the raisins...

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  7. Finger licking tomato oambal,tastes great with roti as well as rice....

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  8. Tomato chutney is lip smacking. Wish I had picked this chutney instead of the one I did . Good one

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  9. wow wow this looks super tempting and lip smacking dear :) looks so yummy ....

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  10. So tempting chutney ! Lovely...

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  11. sweet elements in this chutney must give it a nice twist

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