Its a simple tomato dish with lots of tomatoes, onions, green chillies and garlic. Yummy to the core that is!
So simple and takes very less time to make. Make it when you are tired of all the vegetables and want something easy and quick. Goes perfect with chapathis and rotis.
Its more like a comfort food to me...I just enjoy the soupy texture and garlicky flavor of this dish that I end up licking it clean!! :))
Since its also a dish from my childhood days, it also close to my heart and my stomach! :)
Its probably not even close to the exact 'tomato choka' recipe but since there could be many variations...I remember my Mom learning from one of our neighbours back then...so its kind of different from the regular recipe...but this is what we at home at used to and have grown up liking....
4-5 ripe tomatoes, preferrably juicy ones, chopped
1 big onion, chopped kind of big
5-6 green chillies, slit
4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
bunch of curry leaves
coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp jeera or cumin seeds, dry roasted and ground to powder
Heat oil in a pan.
Saute the garlic till slightly brown.
Add the curry leaves, onions and green chillies and saute till translucent.
Add the tomatoes and cook till soft. Add the chilli powder, turmeric and ground jeera powder.
Let cook for 5 min before removing from heat. To keep it juicy, add water. It shouldn't be too thick.
Add the chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rotis, chapathis or parathas... Enjoy!!!