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Jun 9, 2008

Tomato Achar

First of all, thank you everyone for your wonderful wishes on our marriage anniversary! We have celebrated our wedding day so happily with all your wishes. Thank you again dear friends!

Now coming to the recipe, this pickle is from the Land of Mystical Splendor – Sikkim. I took the recipe from here. I didn’t make any changes to the original recipe. I just used microwave oven for cooking the ingredients. Here is how I made it:

  • 2 large Tomatoes
  • 4 Green chilies
  • Salt as required


Wash the tomatoes and make a 2-way slit into it just like in the picture. The slits make it easy to peel off the tomato’s skin after it is boiled.

Then place the tomatoes in a microwave safe bowl and pour some water just to soak the tomatoes half way.

Cover the bowl with a lid and place in the microwave oven and run the microwave for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes become soft and boiled.

Let it cool for some time and transfer them into a plate. Peel off the skin and put them in a different bowl. Mash the tomatoes well with a fork. Keep aside to cool. Meanwhile, wash the green chilies and chop them into medium pieces.

Later, grind the mashed tomatoes with green chilies and salt into a paste. It’s ok if it is somewhat thin in consistency. It still tastes great. Store this pickle in an air-tight bottle and refrigerate to retain freshness.

Enjoy this tomato achar as a dip for deep-fried snacks or in vegetables or just about anything.

I am sending this pickle to “RCI: North – East Indian Cuisine” event being hosted by dear Bhags of Crazy Curry. The event “Regional Cuisine of India” was the brainchild of Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine.

I am also sending this to “MEC: Bottled” event being hosted by dear Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons.

A Happy Moment:

Dear JZ@tasty treats and dear Neha of Tasty Recipes thought I am rocking. Thanks dear friends! You too rock!

I have already passed this award before, but still want to pass it to some more friends.

Jamie of Flavor Pantry
Sashree of A Warm Welcome to All the Foodies
Hetal of Isha’s Kitchen
Sailaja of Sailaja’s Recipes

Congrats to you all!

Here is another award from dear Sashree, who says I am inspirational. Thanks dear Sashree for thinking about me!

This beautiful award is started by dear Jamie of Flavour Pantry. What an awesome award, dear Jamie! In her own words:

This is given to bloggers whose stories and recipes inspire us. Whether it’s to eat healthier, dive back into our past to conjure up something we ate as children, or just make the light bulbs in our brains go on with a new idea for a recipe.

As recipients of this award, please share with us what inspires you and then pass on the Inspiration Award to 4 other deserving bloggers.

Please let them know what the award means and what to do with it.

Feel free to post the Inspiration Award Logo on your site for the whole blogsphere to see. (logo photo taken by my inspiring friend and co-author of Dueling Foodies, Beth.)

As per the rules, I have to share some things that inspire me most:

  1. 1. I got my inspiration to stay clean and tidy from my mom. I never saw my mom being untidy or tired. She always looks so fresh and at the same time keeps the home so clean.

  2. 2. I am inspired by my hubby who always does things on time. He is so punctual in everything.

  3. 3. I am so much inspired by the beautiful nature which keeps my mind so pleasant.

  4. 4. So many blogger inspire me to do more yummy recipes and take beautiful pictures.

As I said, I get inspiration from all the bloggers who cook yummy food and present it with beautiful pictures. But I have to choose only 4 bloggers to pass this award which was a hard decision. Here they are:

Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi: I am so much inspired by their fabulous blog where they share their wonderful thoughts through beautiful pictures and yummy recipes. What an amazing style of writing they have!

Madhuram of Eggless Cooking: She inspires me with her awesome recipes and pictures. I really get inspired by her eggless cooking, amazing! She has become a good friend of mine in a short period of time.

Meera of Enjoy Indian Food: She is another good friend of mine who always encourage me with her sweet words. I get inspiration from her delicious recipes (especially rotis) and her elaborate instructions.

Siri of Siri’s Corner: She inspires me with her friendly nature. She also has become a good friend in a short period of time. I like her style of writing and humour. Her enthusiasm inspires me the most. And of course, her delicious recipes too.

Congrats to you all! Enjoy your awards and have a good day! Phew, that was a long post!


Sum Raj said... [Reply]

congrates on ur awards uma....i luved ur simple tomato pickle...will b delicious to have with dosa or hot idlies

Hetal said... [Reply]

Hey congrats for the awards,the pickle looks delicious.Thanks for passing the Rocking girl blogger award....this is the fourth Rocking girl blogger award for me in the last few days...i am so happy.

bee said... [Reply]

congratuations, dear uma, and thank you!!!

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

congrats uma....oh i missed ur wedding day.....belated wishes dear....

Siri said... [Reply]

tomato chutney bhale undi Uma.. YummO.. Congratulations on getting these deserving awards and Thanks passing to me!..:)


Unknown said... [Reply]

nice and simple tomato dip...will make it sometime...congrats onyour award...

Meera said... [Reply]

Simply awesome tomato pickle. Love it.
Congrats on your awards!!
and thanks so much for thinking about me. I really really feel honoured!! Thanks so much!!

ranji said... [Reply]

congrtas on ur awards uma..u really deserved it!!!tomato achar looks really delicious..a new way of making it..thanks for sharing:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma, only two ingedients thats really cool. love this recipe. Congrats on ur awards.

bha said... [Reply]

thats a wonderful entry for the event......congrats for your awards

Cham said... [Reply]

Beautiful entry Uma for both events and congrats on ur awards :)

Jamie said... [Reply]

Uma, thank you so much for thinking of me! The Tomato Achar looks so tasty. You can put it on so many things! Congratulations on your awards!

Seema said... [Reply]

Yummy Pickle.. so simple to make too!! Congrats on the Awards Uma - Way to go!! Wishing you more awards!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

delicious post..easy recipe..nice awards,..congrats...

Swati Raman Garg said... [Reply]

wowy.... every pic looks good... and congrats on those awards buddy ... and yeah the open sesame win.... and haan better try pani puri.. u r missing out on one good thing in life....

jayasree said... [Reply]

Great entry for both the events. As usual, lovely step-by-step presentation. Congrats on the well deserved awards.

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma dear! First of all many wishes for your wedding annybversary in late :-D i was really busy these last days, but i'm always here for you!!
Then..great this recipe expecially because I can finally use my microwave in a better way!! :-D
Thanks a lot honey!

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Congratulations on the awards.

Sia said... [Reply]

uma, whata wonderful recipe. i am still wondering what to cook for RCI. and congrats on ur awards:)

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

lovely & simple pickle ...

ST said... [Reply]

There is something waiting for u at my blog.
Hey congrats for the awards,the pickle looks delicious.
Thanks for telling me the leftout meaning.So nice of u....

Finla said... [Reply]

Congrats and tomato pickle is new to me, but sounds great

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

Congrats on the awards Uma and thank you for passing the inspiration award to me. The idea behind the award is really very good.

The tomato achar looks good, kind of Indian salsa right?

EC said... [Reply]

Achar looks great and congrats on the awards

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


congrats on the new inspiration award and tomato achar preparation looks cool.

SASHREE said... [Reply]

Pelliroju Subakakshalu Uma..telugu lo belated emantaru...??hehehe.Hope u had gr8 time dear.
Congrats on ur awards n thanx for thinking me.
tomato achar is looking delicious

Dee said... [Reply]

Achar looks great and congrats on the awards . Happy Anniversary!!

@the_whisk_affair said... [Reply]

congrats on ur awards uma! u do a great job on ur blog...

kamala said... [Reply]

congrats on ur awards Uma..U r simply rocking with new dishes.Happy anniversary

Sailaja said... [Reply]

Happy Anniversary. Congrats on your awards.Thanks for passing the award to me.

Kalai said... [Reply]

Congratulations on the awards, Uma! You must really be on cloud 9! Pickle looks delicious. :)

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Congratulations on ur awards Uma :)) Happy Anniversary dear.

Pickle looks delicious, awesome!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

This sounds like such a delicious side for momos (what else!)

Congrats on your awards.

Unknown said... [Reply]

this sounds too simple to make uma.I have never tried pickle at home..My mom always send s them for me

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