I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by South Indian neighbors during my childhood. This was the age when my taste buds were in a developing stage and I was thankfully fed with all the amazing food that use to be shared by our neighboring Aunties. This was the prime reason why my fondness towards South Indian food culture developed. I don’t care if the food is from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu or Andhra, all I knew was that all tangy and delicious food comes to me from the peninsula of India.
Even today, my kitchen smells all curry leaf, coconut oil, tamarind and south India spices. Thankfully the same addiction has been transferred to my Son as well, so now I can say I have a partner in crime who can almost live on South Indian Cuisine just like me.
Long back during my childhood, I remember one of our neighbor Aunty from Andhra Pradesh use to share her bowl of pickle specially during winters. That red gorgeous bowl of goodness use to be of a perfectly made, super aromatic pickle that was tangy, slightly sweet and extremely delicious. Yes, it was typical Andhra style Tomato Pickle! I use to enjoy it with paratha, dosai, idli, roti and sometimes with bread too…haha! Finally my mother had to learn how to make that and since then i have been enjoying it completely.
This winter i got plenty of heirloom tomatoes and what better than pickling them. So finally my blog is graced with the ever gorgeous, super tasty and heavenly Andhra Style Tomato Pickle. The only draw back of this condiment is that it gets finished too early hehehe! and you have to make it again and again. But trust me it’s worth all the pain, though it’s an instant recipe, yet it requires some hard work because no good things comes with some pain and effort.