'Sweet and Sour' sauce is linked with chinese cuisine and can be found in a number of popular dishes in various ways. Here, it is a easy to prepare tomato recipe, just right to compliment any meal. Sweet and sour tomatoes, an incredibly side dish with full of flavor. Fish sauce is such an ingredient that does not get used enough except Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Pods of Garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp Minced Ginger
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1&1/2 tsps Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
2 tbsps Tomato Ketchup
2 tbsps Sugar
2 tbsps Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves (cilantro)
2 tbsps Fish Sauce (optional)
4 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste
Wash tomatoes nicely. Drain water completely.
Cut each tomato into cubes. Set aside.
Heat oil in a wok and temper with mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Saute for few seconds.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and kashmiri red chilli powder in it.
Fold well for a minute or two on low flame.
Now add minced ginger-garlic, fish sauce, sugar and salt. Keep stirring 3 minutes on low heat till spices are well cooked. (Pour little water if required, but be causious tomatoes will not break down or mushy)
Add tomato ketchup now. Sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves and switch off heat.
Serve warm or chill as you wish. Serve as a dip with garlic bread, sausage patties or any types of snacks. It can be accompanied with deep fried chicken, pork or seafood.
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