Quick Methi Tamatar | Methi Tomato Curry

There are some days when you’ll not have prepared anything ahead for work the next day. And if you are not a morning person like me, who wakes up just in time to get ready and rush, this recipe will be perfect for such days. Well, as the name says, this curry needs Methi (Fenugreek leaves) and tomatoes. You could do this with fresh Methi leaves, which will taste lovely, but remember we don’t have enough time this morning, to clean and prepare the Methi leaves. So the best alternative will be Kasoori Methi (dry methi leaves). We will still get the same flavor of fresh Methi leaves.

Quick Methi Tamatar

Quick Methi Tamatar | Methi Tomato Curry

Serves 2
Prep Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 – 12 mins

Ingredients:

Onions, finely chopped – 1 no.
Tomatoes, finely chopped – 2 nos.
Kasoori Methi – 3 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Water – 1 cup
Oil – 2 tsp

Directions :

  1. Add oil in a heated pan, and saute the cumin seeds for 30 secs and then add the finely chopped onions. Saute the onions till they are soft and moist.
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 more seconds.
  3. Add the finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt.
  4. Sprinkle some water to help cook the tomatoes. Let it cook covered for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  5. At this point in time, add the Kasoori Methi powder, by crushing them inbetween your palms. Add more water if required. Stir and let cook, covered, for 3 more mins.
  6. There you have it. Hot and flavorful Methi Tamatar curry.

Goes well with roti, chapathi, dosa, rice and pulav. Enjoy !!

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Instant Oats Dosa

Yesterday, after my step class, I returned home very tired. No energy to cook, but was very hungry. And so was TheDad. And he already took care of feeding Peanut and tugging her to bed. And I wanted something good, healthy and at the same time easy to make. So I quickly checked my ‘to-try’ bookmarks and guess what ? I seemed to have saved a very easy recipe, for times like this. Who can say no to Dosa, when it is healthy and instant? I decided, Instant Oats Dosa  it is !! As the name says, its quick and easy to make. I hope you guys try and enjoy it !! Perfect for those lazy days 🙂

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Instant Oats Dosa

Adapted from: Rak’s Kitchen

Yield: 6 to 8 Dosas
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time : 5 mins

Ingredients:

Quick/Instant Oats – 3/4 cup
Rice Flour – 1/3 cup
Wheat Flour – 1/4 cup
Onion, chopped – 1
Green chillies, chopped – 1
Ginger, chopped – 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Black Pepper, powdered or whole – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tsp (optional)
Salt – to taste
Water – as required.

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients well, except water.
  2. Add water to this mixture until you get a nice thin batter.
  3. You could reduce the amount of water if you want thicker and soft dosas.
  4. Pour the batter on a heated griddle/pan to make crisp and thin Dosas.

Serve hot with Chutney or Sambar.