Pyaaz Ka Bharta (seasoned onions)
5-6 large onions sliced thinly
4-5 large ripe tomatoes
2 Tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 Tablespoons tomato ketchup
2 green chillies chopped fine
2 teaspoons coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional)
2 Tablespoons vegetable / canola / sunflower cooking oil
salt to taste
1 medium green bell pepper chopped into tiny cubes (optional)
Heat the oil in a shallow, heavy-bottomed pan and add the garlic. Fry for 1 minute.
Add the onion and fry till soft.
Add the tomatoes and all the other ingredients.
Add salt to taste and stir.
Cook until the tomatoes are pulpy.
Add the bell pepper if you are using it.
Mix well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more.
Turn fire off, mash the preparation coarsely and garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Serve with plain or stuffed parathas (Indian flatbread).
Source: Petrina Verma Sarkar