Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tomato Achar with Dried Fish (Dried Anchovy)


Most people like tomato achar/pickle with rice, our daily staple food. Some have very simple recipes while some like to add radish, fish or any other vegetables to go along with. And, what without the sure will be bland! Today, I am going to share the recipe I like most and hope you will too! 

Makes about 4 - 5 servings
Tomato Anchovy Achar

Ingredients Needed

  • Roma tomatoes: 3 (chopped)
  • Yellow onion: 1 cup (diced/chopped) 
  • Ginger/Garlic: 2 tbsp (diced)
  • Dried Anchovy: 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable Oil: 2 tbsp (2)
  • Salt, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander and cumin powder to taste
  • Garnish with Cilantro
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Water as needed

Steps to follow

In a non-stick skillet, heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil on a medium heat.
Heat Vegetable Oil
Add dried anchovy and fry until it's crisp. Set aside.
1/2 cup of Dried Anchovies
Fry crisp
In the same skillet, add additional 2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin seeds into Vegetable Oil
When it's dark in color, add 1 cup of diced yellow onions and fry until it's golden brown.
Add Onion
Add spices and mix well.
Add spices
Add chopped tomatoes and mix well until all the spices blend well.
Add Tomatoes
You can cover with a lid and cook for few minutes until the tomatoes are cooked. Please make sure that you stir occasionally.
Cook Tomatoes
Once it's all cooked, add water and then fried anchovies and 2 tbsp diced Ginger/Garlic.
Add Anchovies
Mix well
Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat.

Garnish with cilantro.
Yummy Tomato Achar
Tomato Achar is now ready!

Note: As for my vegetarian friends, you could still enjoy this achar/pickle without dried anchovies/fish. Enjoy!

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