She really made a great effort get the recipe done and click some pictures and send it to me. So I am thank full to my mom for encouraging me to share our moutwatering recipes from state of Orissa.
Tomato and khajuri katta is a very interesting combination of sour tomatoes with sweets dates. It is a very coveted side dish for any festive cooking. This recipe can be stored for a week in a fridge and easily goes well rice and pancakes.
The two basic ingredients Jeera lanka powder ( powdered dry roasted cumin seeds and dry chilies)and panch putona ( combination of mustard seeds, fenugeek seeds fennel seeds cumin seeds and onion seeds ) of oriya cusine is very much highlighted in this recipe .
½ kg tomato quatered
10 -12 seedless dates
¼ cup raisins
1tbslp Ginger mince
1/3 cup sugar
2 green chilies
curry leaves for tempering
1tbslp of panch putona
1tblsp Jeera and lanka powder
coriander leaves to garnish
1/4 tsp salt
Heat oil in a pan. Add panch putoona. When they start to crack add ginger, curry leaves and green chilies. Add chopped tomatoes, dates and salt. Saute for couple of minutes .
Add ½ cup of water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add sugar and cook untill the sugar is dissloved and thickens. Finally add raisins and jeera and lanka powder. Garnish it with coriander and serve .