Tomato Khatta is one of many oriya dishes that are prepared during auspicious occasions and at temples as prasad. This dish has a nice blend of sweet and sour flavors. This is my brothers favorite dish and believe it or not he can eat only this any time of the day.
- Tomato: 4 large cut into small pieces
- Seeedless Dates: 12
- Sugar: 1 cup
- Salt: 1 pinch
- Green Chilli: 4 slit in the middle
- Curry Leaves: 4-5
- Ginger : 1 inch grated
- Roasted jeera and red chili powder: 1 tsp
- Pancha Phutan: 1 tbsp
- Oil: 2tbsp
Heat oil in a pan and add pancha phutan.
As the pancha phutan stops spluttering add the green chilli, curry leaves and ginger.
Add the chopped tomato, dates and salt and sauté for few minutes. Cover and cook till the tomato is soft. Add the sugar and cook till the tomato and dates are cooked through and all the sugar is melted and the consistency thickens.
To end it add a tsp of roasted jeer and res chili powder and mix.
You can also add grated fresh coconut.
It is served with rice and dalma as a side dish. It tastes even better the next day.
I hope you enjoy this delicious side dish as much as my dear brother does.
Till next time happy blogging.