Tomato Karam Dosa or Spread for Dosa is one of the staple topping thats commonly done in my inlaw’s place. Whenever we visit my SIL, we always end up enjoying this combination for one of the breakfasts and it being Athamma’s signature dishes, I really wonder how I missed making it to share here!
When Athamma is with SIL, her grandkids, who love this spread, keeps requesting her to make this along with the chutneys she is famous for. She says she no longer cooks or remembers, which I think is just a misleading statement. She makes this along other dishes when she gets into the mood.
This Tomato Karam is one of the dishes that Hubby dear loves and even enjoys with rice or dal. So I wanted to make sure I write down how she makes it.
The Red Chili flakes is not always the way regular chili flakes are done. She sometimes dry roasts the chilies, pulses it couple of times to get coarse powder. We always have a bottled stocked with this fiery red chili flakes, it comes handy when the dal is not spicy enough.
Coming back to the spread, this is part of the BM#78, where I am going to be doing Toppings for Ice cream and pancakes. Well when I had mentioned Dosas, I seriously didn’t have this in mind. I am glad I had that clause, this was one missed for a while now!
Tomato Karam Spread for Dosa
2 cups Tomatoes chopped
1 cup Onions chopped
2 tbsp Red Chili Flakes
Salt to taste
3 to 4 cloves Garlic
1 tsp Cooking Oil
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Curry leaves handful
In a nonstick pan, heat oil and saute the chopped garlic, chopped onions, well till it changes colour, then add the tomatoes and continue sauting.
Add the chili flakes and continue till the tomatoes are well cooked. Add salt and let it simmer for 10 mins.
Allow to cool and grind to a paste.
Heat the pan with oil, temper with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and add the paste. Lowe the flame and cook till the paste it nicely done. Takes about 10 to 15 mins.
Since the paste is cooked twice and for longer time, this spread has good shelf life.
This tastes gread with rice as well!