Assamese Bilahir Tok Recipe
This yummy condiment is made on special festivals or occasions by the Assamese.
In Assamese, 'Bilahi ' means tomatoes and 'Tok' means tangy/sour. A simple yet tangy chutney recipe from Assamese cuisine. This condiment is made on special festivals or occasions by the Assamese. Fresh tangy tomatoes tempered with panch phoran masala. A sweet, tangy, spicy chutney that can be served as a side dish to rotis as well as rice. This dish is so simple to make and can be made within 15 minutes. A delicious condiment that can be used in so many different ways. All you require is season's freshest tomatoes.
Serve Assamese Bilahir Tok along with Besan Chilla for breakfast or serve as a side dish along with your meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Assamese Recipes such as
- 6 Tomatoes , finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Sugar , (adjust if you like more sweetness)
- Salt , to taste For tempering
- 1 tablespoon Mustard oil
- 1 teaspoon Panch Phoran Masala
- 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
- 1 Dry red chilli , halved
How to make Assamese Bilahir Tok Recipe
To begin making the Assamese Bilahir Tok recipe, heat a kadai/pan with mustard oil.
When the oil starts to smoke, temper with the ingredients given 'For tempering'.
Now, add the chopped tomatoes to the pan. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sugar and mix well.
Cook over low/medium flame, covered for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Continue cooking till all the extra moisture has been absorbed and the oil separates on the sides of the kadai.
Switch off and your delicious Bilahir Tok is ready to be served.
Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.