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Spicy Tomato Pickle Recipe

Updated on April 12, 2013
5 stars from 2 ratings of Spicy Tomato Pickle

Tomato is rich in Lycopene, a bright red carotene. It is rich source of antioxidant and used in many culinary dishes.

There are mainly five types of tomatoes:

Globe tomatoes: These are the most common tomatoes found in most stores and look round and ripe. Also known as tomatoes on the vine.

Cherry tomatoes: These are small tomatoes, similar to the shape of cherry but are more juicy and tastier then any other breed of tomatoes. Also know as baby tomatoes.

Beefsteak tomatoes: These are the largest tomatoes know so far, are irregular in shape and are particularly wider then being round.

Plum Tomatoes: These are elongated tomatoes and contain less seeds and thicker skin. Also known as Roma tomatoes.

Pear Tomatoes: These are unique and yellow colored tomatoes, pear shaped. Mostly consumed in European countries.

This tomato pickle recipe is based upon the Roma or Plum Tomatoes. They have less seeds and are less juicy as compared to other tomatoes, so idle for Pickle preparation.

Remember, Adding more Oil is the key as it serves as a preservative and the pickle stays fresh for a longer period of time.

Usually once cooked it can be kept refrigerated and consumed for a month.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 8 Tomatoes serves two for a week


  • 8 Roma Tomatoes, Finely Chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Spoon White Lentil / urad Dal
  • 1 Spoon Split Chickpea or Chana Dal
  • 2 and 1/2 Spoons Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Spoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 Spoon Salt
  • 16 Spoon Oil
  • 1 Spoon Mustard Seeds
Fresh Roma Tomatoes
Fresh Roma Tomatoes
Finely Chopped tomatoes
Finely Chopped tomatoes
White Lentil
White Lentil
Split chickpeas
Split chickpeas
Chilli and Turmeric powder
Chilli and Turmeric powder
Add mustard seeds, White Lentil and Chickpeas to hot oil
Add mustard seeds, White Lentil and Chickpeas to hot oil
Add chopped tomatoes
Add chopped tomatoes
Mix it well
Mix it well
Let it boil for 15-20 mins while the water escapes out
Let it boil for 15-20 mins while the water escapes out
Add chilli, turmeric and salt
Add chilli, turmeric and salt
Mix it well and let it fry for 5 minutes
Mix it well and let it fry for 5 minutes
Let it cool down and then store it in a container
Let it cool down and then store it in a container
  1. Add oil in frying pan and let it heat
  2. Once hot, add mustard seeds and once they crackle. add White lentil and Split Chickpeas, allow them to fry for a minute
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir it well
  4. Slowly the Tomatoes will start leaving water, keep stirring from time to time and let it boil for about 15-20 minutes until all the water evaporates out.
  5. Once the water evaporates out and you can clearly see the Oil bubling out, add Chilli powder, turmeric and salt
  6. Mix it well and fry for another 5 minutes while continuosly stirring it
  7. Now your hot and spicy pickle is ready, allow it to cool down and store in a air tight container for future use.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100g
Calories 74
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks for the read moonlake ! Glad that you will give it a try ! Hope you like the taste too:)

    • moonlake profile image


      6 years ago from America

      We always have lots of Roma in our garden will have to give this recipe a try. Voted up.

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      @ peachpurple , Thank You ! Hope you like it..

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      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love tomatoes. Never try it for spicy pickles. Usually for sandwich and salad. Will try it out this weekend. Voted useful


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