Instant tomato pickle

Fresh red tomatoes are seen in the market these days. The prices have come down and the local boys are giving away at very easy prices. I really can’t keep myself away from this  veggie. It’s not only packed with all the vital nutrients, but I find it to be the taste enhancer, gives the colourful look to the gravies and  can use it in almost anything, except sweets of course !

This instant pickle is tasty and stays good for a few days if refrigerated.


  • tomato 1/4 kg
  • oil 3tsp
  • mustard seeds 1tbsp +1tsp
  • tamarind pulp 2tbsp
  • asafoetida 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4tsp
  • methi seeds  1/2 tbsp
  • chilli powder 2tsp
  • curry leaves a few

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  • Wash and cut the tomatoes.
  • Dry roast one tablespoon of mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Keep aside and continue the same with methi seeds. Let cool, and grind to a powder.
  • Make seasoning and add tomatoes to it. Add salt, curry leaves and some water. Let cook.
  • Add tamarind pulp and chilli powder. Allow to boil for sometime. Adjust the consistency by adding water.
  • Add the ground powder and let boil for a minute.
  • Serve with rice or chapati.
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  1. Anu Nagaraja says:

    lovely recipe. never made tomato pickle. must try 🙂

  2. Shubha says:

    This pickle is new to me but one look and my mouth has started to water.. During summer, i go my own tomatoes in my kitchen garden.. Have a huge harvest.. This recipe will come in handy for sure:) thanks for sharing..

  3. padma says:

    Nice recipe…I make a lot of chutneys and pickles…will definitely try this version:)

  4. Simply..delicious and easy to make..lovely

  5. shreya says:

    Tomato pickle is completely new to me and I never had this before. Rather I have never prepared pickle by myself. Will surely prepare this as u have mentioned. Thank u for the share.

Instant tomato pickle