Thursday, September 3, 2009

Simple Tomato Fry ~ Bachelors Special!!

Ever since I started the food blog,I’ve been getting different kind of reactions from people.Though some are pleasantly amused,some are downright surprised and some are..well you know,not chosing to react.The one lot I am quite fond of are my bachelor readers.Some of them feel it is torture to go through the recipes[in terms of home-sickness silly,not otherwise:)],some feel the recipes are quite sophisticated and not-doable for the bachelors.I’ve been asked to cook dishes that suit their palate,but easy..maximum 2 or 3 ingredients.

There are quite a few dishes which I cook on a daily basis which are just that.Simple,easy and not many ingredients.But I don’t think they are blog-worthy.You know,all those simple stuff which tastes awesome but lack the points lookswise.

Few days back while I was raiding the fridge,I saw quite a lot of tomatoes threatening to wrinkle.I had to act fast and how!I remembered I had bought some extra last time to make oven-roasted tomatoes,a recipe I saw on Tarla Dalal’s magazine-Cooking & more,which of course didn’t happen.So I made this ever-so-simple Tomato Fry with Chapathis which disappeared before the chapathis did.So my dear bachelor friends,get some rotis,or even bread from the supermarket and make this tomato fry and see your home-sickness least for a while:).

Simple Tomato Fry
Recipe adapted from Lakshmi Nair-Magic Oven

Ingredients[Serves 4]

Tomatoes – 3
Onions – 3
Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp[1 tsp,if using normal chilly powder]
Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard – ½ tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves-to garnish


Chop tomatoes and onions into thin rings.
In a kadai,add oil and splutter mustard seeds.
Add chopped onions and curry leaves and sauté till they slightly start to brown.
Meanwhile mix red chilly powder and tomato sauce with the chopped tomatoes.
Add this to the sautéed onions,add salt to taste and mix well.
Add 2-3 tbsps of water,mix well and close with a lid.
Cook on simmer for 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot!


  1. Lovely Recipe divz....luks Yum...nd tht onion ring luks gr8

  2. Lol somehow, I just cant imagine bachelors going through food blogs!! This certainly is easy, and looks great too! Only, I dont like tomatoes, so I wouldn't want to taste this :P

  3. This simple dish works well when the fridge is short of vegetables...I too make this yum tomato subzi with loads of garlic..lovely pic...and ya, this looks like a boon for bachelors..hehehe..

  4. My sis make this when ever she is in a hurry too.
    Looks yumm.

  5. Hmm i make this many a times, goes well with rice :)

  6. I do often this tomato fry,gorgeous CLick Divya.prefect for rotis too..

  7. this is my favourite..goes well with dosa!!

  8. I do it when I run out of veggie! Simple but taste delicious!

  9. This tomato goes well with dosas. Your picture got me drooling.

  10. Easy, yummy and so eatable...Love tomatoes in any form....
    YUM. I guess you can send this to the side dishes event happening at Viki`s Kitchen..


  11. Beautiful pics and a nice red color!I am hosting an event do send in your entries :)

  12. i agree! simple dishes are always welcome, not just by bachelors :D

  13. hi Divya,
    I am a big fan of easy simple recipes not for the obvious reasons ;0 but for the simplicity and flavour distinction that it offers :)
    The tomato fry looks cool :) I wouldnt mind an extra chapati with this side dish :)

  14. I make this recipe too , but add grated coconut and some goan garam masala and loads of garlic and sometimes soaked cashewnuts too.

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    I have an award for u at my place, pls accept it..

    That dish looks too good...nice to make for dosas..

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  18. I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for the wonderful presentation. Tomato fry looks yummy and delicious.
    You are welcome in my blogs.

  19. Do collect our award from my blog pls..

  20. I make tomato song which is on similar lines..we love to have it with chapathi or dosas.. esp panpolo.. BTW tried vanilla cake from your blog.. It came out simply superb had friend over for tea and your recipe perfectly matched with my requirement. Thanks dear


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