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Deathbed, a recipe !

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by sudha65, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. sudha65

    sudha65 Bronze IL'ite

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    This strange name for something to eat has a story behind it, of course.

    When my mother made it long long ago my father liked it so much he told her that if he was on his deathbed she should make it for him before he died. My mother agreed but but asked “What if I’m on my deathbed ?” My father said “Oh, you’ll get up and make it for me before you die, of course!” He doesn’t cook :)

    So what is this deathbed ?

    It's the good old, familiar onion-tomato side dish/chutney which has been called ‘deathbed’ ever since by all of us. Here’s how we make it....

    Ingredients.
    2 large onions, finely chopped
    4-5 large tomatoes, finely chopped
    1 or 2 green chillies finely chopped
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    2 tsp chopped coriander leaves, for garnishing

    Method.
    In a frying pan put some oil, when the oil is hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

    When it splutters, add the green chilles, and then the onions.

    Fry a little and finally add the tomatoes.

    Cook till the tomatoes are well done and it is all well blended.

    Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

    Serve with puris, chappathis, bread.

    This simple recipe is a big favourite with all of us and so easy to make.

    When you cook it till its thick, its like a chutney and can be used as a spread on bread.(Remember to use buttered bread slices, or else the bread gets soggy)

    When you take it off the stove when its still a gravy its great with puris / chappathis.

    Do you have any special names for familiar dishes in your family ? Would love to hear about it.

    Sudha
     
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  2. Saraswathipv

    Saraswathipv IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sudha,

    OMG what a name for the recipe.
    This is certainly a good chutney...but the name :).
     
  3. sudha65

    sudha65 Bronze IL'ite

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    OMG is right ! :)

    Sudha
     
  4. gayuharini

    gayuharini Bronze IL'ite

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    sudha
    i was shocked by the name..and read the post to find teh simple and tasty tomato chuttney.
    Yes it is a favourite in our home also.
    BUt "Deathbed" .... never imagined...

    thanks for sharing
     
  5. rkgurbani

    rkgurbani IL Hall of Fame

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    Oh my God!!! It was this simple tomato chutney recipe. Dear Friend....you title sent shivers down my spine. Before reading this post, i ws just having some silly imaginations!

    Yes, we also make this chutney and mostly we have it with dosas and idlis also. Goes well with everything even plain steamed rice.

    God bless your lovely parents with goodhealth and a long happy life
     

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