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In my home, we all love yoghurt and in turn fans of dishes prepared with yoghurt as a base like Raita, Tambli ,sasime, kadi, majjige huli etc. These dishes are good for health as they add coolness to body, especially during summer. From the long list of yoghurt-based dishes I cook at home, today I bring to you ” Tomato Sasive / Tomato Sasmi .. can also be called as ” Tomato Raita “. The best part of this dish is ..it’s almost a no-cook side dish, hardly takes 5-10 mins to make and a tasty refreshing side dish is ready in no time.
What is Sasmi / Sasive ?
Sasmi / sasime can be translated in English as “ mustard flavoured coconut and yoghurt gravy“. This is one of the authentic preparation of coastal Karnataka. Basically, it is a gravy prepared by adding curd/buttermilk to a ground paste of mustard, coconut, chilli and you could use any vegetable. It could be a cooked / no-cook version based on which sasmi you are doing. Sasmi calls for a lot of coconut and that’s the trademark of Udupi cuisine.
If you are planning rice and sambar/dal for lunch or dinner, then “Sasime” on the side along with it, makes a wholesome and tasty meal. (Like raita ..) .The pungent mustard seeds in the gravy gives this dish a wonderful aroma and taste. Try it and you will know what I mean.
So coming today’s post .. Tomato sasive recipe .. the chosen sasmi variety for the day. Tomato is a veggie which will be in my fridge usually always. Using few handful ingredients like Tomato, yoghurt , red chilli and mustard .. a tasty side dish is ready in 5-10 mins !! Little sweetish, little spicy and little tangy.. this tomato raita tastes delicious !!
Few variations and points to note before making Cucumber sasive :
- Always pick fresh ripe tomatoes for best taste.
- For best taste use fresh coconut and coconut oil for authentic taste.
- Instead of red chillies, you can use green chillies too .
- Do not skip jaggery as it makes the dish extra tasty adding little sweetness.
- Do not use tangy curd. As tomatoes already has little tangness, it’s preferred to add fresh curd.
- Also after preparing, keep it in fridge , if your serving the dish after a while . This helps in preventing the curd from getting sour.
Tomato Sasive Recipe
- 2-3 medium size Tomatoes, Chopped
- 1 cup Curd
- lemon size Jaggery
- Salt to taste
To grind Masala
- 1/2 Cup Coconut
- 1/2 tsp Mustard
- 2-4 nos Red Chillies, your preferance
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric / haldi
- 1-2 tsp Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard
- 1 tsp Urad dal
- few Curry leaves
- To a small kadai or pan add chopped tomatoes. Add salt . Saute tomatoes for 2-3 minutes.
- Let the tomatoes get soft and mushy. Allow to cool.
- To a blender,add all the ingredients mentioned under to "grind : masala " i.e coconut,mustard,red chillies and turmeric.
- Add little water and grind smooth. Note .. the masala should be ground very smooth.
- To a mixing bowl, add cold curd , ground masala and jaggery .Mix nicely.
- Add sauteed tomatoes. Mix well. Check consistency. If required add curd / water.
- Prepare a tempering. Splutter mustard, urad dal in hot oil. Add curry leaves. Pour the tempering to the prepared tomato sasime.
- That's it Tomato Sasime is ready .Enjoy it fresh with rice or chapathi.