Curd flavoured with baked tomatoes, kala namak and a dash of olive oil is an amazing combination and can be teamed up with bread or rice.
Curd is my weakness. Ever loved a food item so much that you would lick it and the plate/bowl looks clean as if dish washer is being used…
Thats my equation with curd!!
Now that I have kids around and teaching them table manners means I must follow it too, its been a long time to do irksome deeds with curd.
All of us are aware of the fact that curd is healthy. Its a natural probiotic that helps in digestion..
Rich in calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, zinc, reduces high blood pressure, strengthens bones and aids in boosting immunity. It has amazing benefits when applied on skin as its a natural moisturizer.
Belonging to a family of curd lovers, we had it in winters too. Mom would make sure that one large pot is ready while other is in making.
While summers are easy to make curd, winters are challenging and mom would wrap it in layers of blanket to keep it warm and go maintain warmth.
After having variety of curds: Plain, salted, Boondi, Aloo, Gajar, Onion tomato, Boiled bottle gourd (Ghiya), Anar, Pineapple.
Born in a Punjabi family meant that every sunday was dedicated to hair and my mother would really soak my hair up in curd and wont bother how difficult it can be for others around to breathe.
I realised how my friends are troubled in my presence while my hair kept shining amazingly!! This ended with me using a good shampoo after all friends are our biggest assets!!
Coming to the recipe details, I tried making a tomato raita and this time instead of using a raw tomato, I sliced them up and baked in Olive oil with little salt and black pepper.
How tempting tomatoes look while baking !!
You may add some salt , black pepper in curd also. Top it with a layer of baked tomatoes and add mint and coriander leaves for garinishing.
Not many know that having a raita or lassi can make you full for longer and aid in weight loss plans. Drink 2 glasses of plain lassi and see what wonders it does to your health and skin!!
Curd is a healthy substitute for cheese and mayonnaise. You may hang it overnight to get rid of extra water and it becomes really creamy for making a dip, sandwich or stuffing it in any snack!
What are your plans to use curd? I would love to hear from you and might get some new inputs and if I really use your recipe tips, I would mention about you on blog for sharing your inputs!!
Awaiting the response!!
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Curd with Baked Tomatoes
- 2-3 medium tomato
- 1.5 cup fresh curd
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp Kala Namak can use plain salt as well.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- few mint leaves
- few coriander leaves
- Gather all ingredients. Wash tomatoes and leaves under running water.
- Slice up tomatoes into average thickness.
- Take a baking tray and apply gently some olive oil on it.
- Line up tomatoes on the baking tray and keep a safe distance as when we bake it in OTG its juice will ooze out. Sprinkle little salt, olive oil and black pepper on tomatoes.
- Pre-heat OTG at 100 degrees for ten min and then bake the tomatoes at 200 degrees for 5-10 min. Keep checking and once they look squeezed out and shrunken, you may switch off the OTG. If you like charred tomatoes, you may bake more till the tomatoes turn black. I avoid that as my family prefers the non-charred ones.
- While tomatoes bake, you may smooth out the curd using a whisk. I use Maddani for it. Add little salt and black pepper and mix well.
- Tomatoes are done and they look so beautiful!!
- Your delicious curd is ready!!! Enjoy with bread or rice!
|Serving size: 1 bowl|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9.6g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 3.7g||19%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7.3g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||5%|
|Total Sugars 2.7g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|