Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

This a condiment prepared with tomatoes and Himalayan spices and herbs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast tomatoes in oven for about 30 minutes, or until charred.
  2. Remove charred skin and reserve flesh in a bowl.
  3. In a sauce pan, heat oil.
  4. Add cumin and mustard seeds; fry for 30 seconds or so.
  5. Add chilies, garlic, ginger, timur, asafetida, lime juice and salt; stir for a minute.
  6. In a blender, combine roasted tomatoes, chopped cilantro and mint, if used, and spice mixture; process to form smooth paste-like mixture (can be made chunkier, if desired).
  7. Transfer into a large bowl.
  8. For garnish, in a non-stick pan heat one tablespoon of oil, splitter fenugreek until it turns dark.
  9. Add slices of garlic and fry till light brown.
  10. Pour the garlic-oil mixture and chopped cilantro over the tomato mixture.
  11. Mix well and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.


Most Helpful

Oh hoooo! This was kickin' hot. This combination of flavors was something new to us and we really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview August 24, 2016

This is great stuff. It has a very distinctive aroma and flavor. Thanks, Tulsi, we will have this again with the chicken skewers.

Queen Dragon Mom April 23, 2005

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