Tomato – 1 or 2, big
Sugar – to sprinkle
Cut Tomato in to thin circles.
Arrange on the plate.
Just before serving, sprinkle sugar on tomato slices. It tastes better if tomatoes are kept in the fridge before adding sugar.
It is prepared the same way as we prepare the Shenga (Peanut) chutney.
Here is the recipe,
Agasi(flax seeds) - 1cup
Chilli powder - 1 to 2 tbsp as per your taste
Curry leaves - 2 lines
Tamarind - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 4 to 6 big one(we get in UAE) or full one bulb if it is Indian.
sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste Turmeric a pinch
Roast flax seeds till aroma comes out.Let it cool. Mix all the ingredients and put in a mixie and make it to a powder.
The powder is ready and you can store it for 15 days in a dry place.
Enjoy with jowar rotti or chapattis.
Gurellu chutney(ಗುರೆಳ್ಳು) is very common in North Karnataka kitchen shelf. Actually it is an essential ingredient used in so many recipes. And one can eat just like that with curds and chapatti or Jowar rotti. I tried to search in the web for its English name. Here is the link for the same.
but to be sure it is NOT “black sesame seeds”, as I read in few blogs. It is called as Niger seeds in English.
Here is the recipe
Gurellu – 1 cup
Curly leaves – 2 lines
Salt – 1 tsp (don’t use more, as it is used in making so many recipes, and we also put salt in those recipes.)
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Roast the Gurellu in a thick bottomed pan on medium heat. Keep on stirring till you get nice aroma. If you leave in the middle, it will be burnt.
After its cold, add other ingredients and grind into powder and store in a jar. You can keep for 15 days, if stored in dry place.
It is used in brinjal, green moong, capsicum, cucumber and so many other preparations.
Or can have it with curds and Jowar rotti.