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December 21, 2008

Tomatoes! Tomahtoes!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — yaadayaada @ 7:38 pm


These are from our garden. What should I do with these 100+ tomatoes. Suggestions welcome!!


  1. Make bottles and bottles of Tomato Thokku! And send a bottle of thokku to Ireland please? 😛

    Comment by Revathi — December 22, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

  2. cha Revathi beat me in commenting…ennakum reader la paatha udana adhey idea dhan thonithu…Put it in a brown bag…it will become ripe in a day or two and then make thokku…idli, dosa, chappathi, plain rice, thayir saadha ellathukum thottukalam…

    …i checked almost all desi stores in my area…no idhayam nalla ennai available…they have some other brand but i have to check few more stores in other cities before buying the new brand….it is far worse dhan rice-dhal tragedy…atleast for rice & dhal the price went high but it was available…ippo nalla ennai la andha option kooda illai… 😥

    Comment by Me — December 22, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

  3. @ Me and YY: *rubbing my hands in glee* You know what?I’d been to one of the Indian food stores here and as I was scanning the place for besan, guess what I found? Idhayam nallennai indeed! I almost did a mental(i mean mentally) dance for the song ‘Dhinam dhorum vaanguven Idhayam’ and let me add, I was so happy that I would have beat Jothika in dancing handsdown. I got a half litre packet of it straight away and have been making those kutti idlis and having them with podi and nallenai. I’ve had the same menu for 4 meals straight now! 😛

    @YY: Seekram thokku pannunga. I’m waiting!

    Comment by Revathi — December 23, 2008 @ 1:19 am

  4. Me.. If I make thokku, will parcel some to you..
    Since Revathi vayatherichalai kottified with her nalla ennai puranam, no thokku for her 🙂

    Comment by yaadayaada — December 23, 2008 @ 5:23 am

  5. Wow !! Here are some ideas from me – (ofcourse other than the thokku which can last you months with idhayam nalla ennai !) – tomato raitha, tomato rice, tomato jam, tomato sauce, tomato salad, tomato rasam – I mean all of these everyday, until you vow never to touch tomatoes again 😉

    Comment by ranjani — December 23, 2008 @ 7:18 am

  6. Revathi: eriyara neruppu la y ennai kottings(adhuvum idhayam nalla ennai)

    I did have idlis day before yesterday with podi and nalla ennai…we have half a liter of oil left in the can and now my wife and I are predicting when it will be over…more care is taken in handling this than gold…

    YY: I called all desi stores around my area…none of them have it…they have some other brand called gokul….but one guy said he called the idhayam distributor and they said they will ship him this weekend..keeping fingers crossed!

    Comment by Me — December 23, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

  7. oh btw if i get can fedex the tomatoes …i will make thokku..take some and will ship the rest to you

    Comment by Me — December 23, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

  8. pachai thakkali kozhambu (similar to puli kozhambu except that it has a small sprinkling of black ellu podi in the end) Yum! 🙂

    And once you are bored of all the Indian food.. try the enchiladas! I am sure the green tomatoes can be a good substitute for tomatillos!

    Comment by Reva — December 23, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  9. *sitting in the corner in sulking* Nallavanga, Vallavanga, Naalum therinjavanganu nenaichu idea kuduthaenae! Kadaseela, ipdi kavutheetaangalae 😦 Ayyaho! Indha aniyaayathai kaetka yaarum illaiya!

    YY, once Boo is back from India, come and visit Ashu and Antu again. And vazhila, enga oorlayum konjam suthi paathutu polaamae. Its a nice place I tell you. Boo n family can come too. You and I can entertain Ashu and Antu, while Boo can make pineapple rasam for us and we can eat and be happy with the kids.And you can take Idhayam Nallennai back when you are going to the US. Epdi idea?

    PS: I came up with this elaborate idea, just so I can get some nice thokku. Idhula irundhae theriyanum how desperate I am nu.

    Comment by Revathi — December 23, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

  10. it was supposed to be *sitting in the corner AND sulking*

    Comment by Revathi — December 23, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

  11. Ranjani, all your ideas will be tried. Now the tomatoes sleeping in a brown bag to get ripened.

    Me, let me know if you find idhayam. I dunno where you live, but if it is availble where you live, it better be available in Bay area… I have a litre at home, husband and me are rationing among ourselves.

    Reva, thanks for the kuzhambu tip. If you give me a full recipe, you will be forgiven. And I like your idea of us visiting, if only I had more vacation!!
    So when are you visiting Sunny California which is quite cold right now!! 🙂

    Comment by yaadayaada — December 24, 2008 @ 7:11 am

  12. Adadadadaaaa. Looks like theres some confusion here. Reva is not = Revathi. Adhu veru, idhu veru! So Revathi did not give you the kuzhambu tip. Reva did. But Revathi did invite you over to Ireland and shes already looking into flight prices for the US of A. And YY, you dont get enough vacation? Poor you 😛 I get almost 6months of holidays a year. Ah! The joys of student life! But well, I do spend most of the holidays working and take just a month off. The most I can afford with my student budget.

    Comment by Revathi — December 24, 2008 @ 10:21 am

  13. Sorry!! Reva.. Thanks for the recipe.
    Revathi, you are still invited to the US of A!

    Comment by yaadayaada — December 24, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  14. Thanks YY! Let me warn you, I take such invitations very seriously. So dont regret later. And how come,whenever I write something on my blog when Im depressed, you make your presence felt? 😀

    Comment by Revathi — December 25, 2008 @ 4:35 am

  15. Np at all YY.. can you give me ur email address? Will send you the recipe. 🙂

    Comment by Reva — December 25, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

  16. Reva it is yaadayaada at gmail.
    Revathi.. Please take it serious and see you soon!!

    Comment by yaadayaada — December 26, 2008 @ 5:09 am

  17. I got 2 Liter can of Idhayam yesterday….:)

    Comment by Me — December 29, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  18. Tomato Ketchup!!! 🙂

    Comment by Praveen — December 30, 2008 @ 2:18 am

  19. Praveen.. Thatz a good idea..
    Me.. will go and check out my grocery store tomorrow..

    Comment by yaadayaada — December 30, 2008 @ 4:50 am

  20. Happy NewYear YY! Have a fantastic year ahead 🙂
    And no thokku for ‘Me’ also. Look even he has got Nallennai now 😛

    Comment by Revathi — January 1, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

  21. Revathi: enna social service aa…naatla ethini paer pa ippadi kilambirkeenga…

    Comment by Me — January 2, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

  22. @Me : Yaedho ennaala mudinjadhu ‘konjama’ social service paneetu iruken! 😛 And namba naatla ipdi neraiya paer irukaanganu dhaan naan inga Ireland la vandhu ukkandhu ipdi social service paneetu iruken 😀

    Comment by Revathi — January 2, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

  23. seri thokku update enga? idhayam kadachidha illaya?

    Comment by Me — January 12, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

  24. Me. Thanks for checking! Found idhayam.. Yay… Have been thulping idly,dosa with podi and vathal kuzhambu with idhayam.. 🙂
    Yet to make something solid with the tomato. Have another set of crops just like the above sitting in the brown bag to ripen. With that my tomato plants are done for this season.

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 12, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

  25. SOUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Viji — May 22, 2009 @ 12:36 am

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