A large consumption of tomato can help improve skin texture and color. Tomato is a good blood purifier. Tomato helps in cases of congestion of the liver (protects the liver from cirrhosis) as well as for dissolving gallstones. Tomato is a natural antiseptic therefore it can help protect against infectionNicotinic acid in tomatoes can help to reduce blood cholesterol, thus helps prevent heart diseases. Vitamin K in tomatoes helps to prevent hemorrhages. Tomato contain lycopene (the red pigment in tomato), this pigment is a powerful antioxidant that can also fight cancer cells...This tomato thokku can be handy , they can be served as side dish for idlies, dosais...if u r bored of preparing any gravy for rice, just prepare this thokku, mix them with rice, ur tomato thokku rice is ready, can serve them with eggs, papads r simply with potato curry...
2cups Cooked Basmati Rice
6nos Tomatos(ripe n juicy)
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1tsp cumin seed
2nos Green chillies
2tsp Coriander leaves
5nos curry leaves
1tsp fennel seeds
3tsps poppy seeds
2tsp Coriander seeds
5nos red chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
Grind all the ingredients from the list to grind as fine paste with enough water... Chop finely the onions n tomatoes n slit open the green chillies...
Heat oil in a pan add the cumin seeds n let them splutters, add the onions with salt n turmeric powder..once they turns transculent add the tomatoes pieces n stir until they turns mushy, add the grounded paste to the veggies n stir them occasionally, keep them in simmer, cook until the oil gets separated..add the coriander leaves n curry leaves ..put off the stove..Let them cool..
Add enough tomato thokku to the already cooked rice, add enough salt if needed....prepare this rice before half an hour while serving...
Serve them with boiled eggs, papads r simply with potato curry !!!
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