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Taking just minutes to make, Indian spices and transform fresh tomatoes into a rich and flavorful dish.

prep time 5 MINUTES

cook time 16 MINUTES

total time 21 MINUTES


  •  8 tomatoes
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  2 green chili’s, seeds removed, finely chopped
  •  1 teaspoon cumin
  •  1 teaspoon mustard powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  •  1 teaspoon mild chili powder
  •  2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  •  1 bay leaf
  •  Fresh cilantro , chopped


  1. Bring a pan of water to a low simmer.
  2. Score an X with a knife on the bottom of the tomatoes.
  3. Add the tomatoes to the water and heat on a low simmer for 5 minutes until you see the peel start to remove. Drain the tomatoes and allow to cool until you can handle, then peel the skins. Chop the tomatoes, set aside.
  4. To a sauté pan add the oil over medium heat. Add the cumin, mustard powder, turmeric, chili powder, chilis and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, sugar and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for 5 more minutes until thickened. Serve garnished with cilantro.


This recipe yields 4 cups/1 quart/1 liter

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