Oriya recipes

Tomato and Khajuri katta ( sweet and sour tomatoes with dates)

March 6, 2008

My parents were very encouraging when I showed them my blogspot. They had reviewed my contents and suggested ways to improve. My mother was very keen on viewing my recipes that are added fequently. Since my objective was mostly to focus on oriya recipes. I have deviated a lot from the focus, my mom insisted to start working more on oriya dishes . So I suggested her to help me share some common oriya recipes .

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 .

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  • Reply Shilpa March 8, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Very nice recipe. Welcome to blogging and All the best for your new blog.

  • Reply aspiring annapoorna March 9, 2008 at 7:48 am

    very nice recipe. I will try this soon.

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