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Gujarati Kasundi - Hot Tomato Relish - W. India


Mild vegetable oil
1 tbsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Silvered garlic
1 ½ tbsp
½ tsp
Cayenne pepper
1 tsp
½ tsp
Ripe tomatoes – blanched, peeled & chopped 
5 medium
Distilled white vinegar
¼ cup

This very popular relish is from Gujarat in western India. It makes a wonderful dipping sauce for finger foods. Heat oil in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add mustard and garlic. Cook,stirring, until mixture starts to brown, about 4 minutes. Add turmeric, cayenne, salt and tomatoes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes. Spoon into clean jars and seal.

Makes ¾ cup.