Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cherry Tomato Chutney & A Visit To The Farmer's Market-Happy Thanksgiving!



A visit to the farmer's market on the weekends is always exciting to see the locally grown fruits and fresh vegetables, bread, honey, eggs, handmade soaps, assorted jams and the market is packed with lots of people. This recent visit to the farmer's market had my refrigerator loaded with some cherry tomatoes, oranges and some fresh apples. Even though it's not a hunters paradise i came across some fancy cutleries that caught my attention and i got a cute salt and pepper shaker set. I thought of sharing the pictures with you all, hope you all enjoy the ride with me. 


Iam not sure how many of you have the liking for cherry/baby tomatoes. Apparently cherry tomatoes has some sweet taste to it and a chutney made out of it gives sweet and tangy kick to the taste bud. Loved it as always :) I roasted some of them with few tsps of olive oil, salt and pepper at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes to mix it in the salad and with the rest of the cherry tomatoes i made this chutney. As per some readers and friends request iam posting this recipe, you can follow the same method with roma or any other tomatoes in the pantry. It pairs extremely well even with lays chips.


Roads are already deserted, yup it's the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving! Happy holidays and have an eye on what you are eating :)


Ingredients:

Cherry tomatoes-2 cups
Chopped onions-1/2 cup
Chilli powder-1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Oil-As required
Water-As required
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Salt-As required
Cumin powder-1 1/2 tsp
Coriander/dhaniya powder-1 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-few


Method:

Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds to it. When the mustard seeds starts spluttering add some curry leaves to it. Incorporate some onions into it, let the onions turn brown. Grind the tomatoes and throw it into the pan. Saute it for some time, add some salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Stir it gently and let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Now pour some water into it, let it boil for few more minutes till it attains thick consistency. Decadent cherry tomato chutney is ready to dig in with some dosa, idli or rotis.

18 comments:

julie said...

Yummy tangy chutney!!
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Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful clicks..tomato chutney looks yummy..

sangee vijay said...

hmmm...pictures are too good and its so refreshing to see fresh fruits n vegs..thanks san for sharing the pictures...
Chutney looks tangy n yummy..lovely recipe..will try is sometime!!!

Suja said...

Tangy and delicious chutney..nice one

divya said...

Am drooling here, mouthwatering here..

Pushpa said...

Love Farmer's Market too.Delicious chutney.

Shanthi said...

These cute little tomatoes are always feast for the eys. Luv the chutney part of it

Treat and Trick said...

Beautiful color and looks so tempting!


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Prathibha said...

such a delicious chutney..would love 2 dip all d potato waafers in it..looks ymm

Priya said...

Pleasant to see fresh fruits and veggies, chutney looks absolutely irresistible..

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I love going to teh local market too and thus goodies they have there especially fruits and veg etc... Happy thanksgiving to you and family , have a fabulous day.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Cherry tomato chutney..nice and tart and healthy.

Sarah Naveen said...

hope u had a wonderful thanksgiving! i love the Fm visits so much! tempting chutney!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Oh..my my....what a treat to my eyes! I too like farmer's markets very much. The vegetables look fresh and the home made jams are fabulous. Very refreshing post. Like that way you made a chutney with those cherry tomatoes....looks yummy!

Padhu said...

Lovely pictures and tomato chutney looks yummy!

vineetha said...

Cherry tomato chutney sounds yumm..thanks for taking us to ur Market :)

Treat and Trick said...

Nice recipe and looks so yum!


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Namitha said...

Yumm chutney..I have a chutney powder post today :-)
Love those cutlery..Hope you had a great Thanksgiving week