Thursday, 6 September 2012

Nutty Tomato Coconut Milk Jam


Who doesn't love jam? And who doesn't love a healthier, finger licking home-made one? That's what am going to discuss with you today a very yummy tomato coconut milk jam. Here in my preparation, I haven't added any artificial colors or flavors or any preservatives just the natural favors and natural colors in it. It tastes so good and goes well as a dip or spread specially with soft bread slices. Coconut milk and ghee gives a special flavor and you won't just stop tasting once you have started to taste it. Since I have used coconut milk here you will have to refrigerate the jam for future use. Just try it once and you will start making this very often. You don't need to rush to a super market to get the ingredients, all the ingredients I have used will be normally present in any pantry. I have added some chopped nuts to make it nutty but if you wish you can skip adding them. Use fresh coconut milk for best flavor and please don't use packed ready-made ones for health sake. The preparation part is also easy the only thing you should keep in mind is to stir continuously throughout the whole preparation. Kids will definitely love this and its the easiest and yummiest way to help them get the necessary Vitamins like A, C, and K and also antioxidants. Tomatoes release more antioxidants on cooking they say, I have listed some of the health benefits of tomatoes at the bottom of the post, please check it out. Now lets see how to make this yummilicious jam! 


INGREDIENTS

(Makes a small bowl full)
  1. Tomatoes - 3 
  2. Water - 1 cup 
  3. Coconut milk - 3/4 cup 
  4. Chopped Cashews and Almonds - 2 spoons 
  5. Corn flour - 2 spoons 
  6. Sugar - 1 cup (or) 3/4 cup 
  7. Ghee - 2 spoons 

PREPARATION METHOD 

  • Mix corn flour in two spoons of coconut milk and make a paste of it and set aside.
  • Wash tomatoes well. In a sauce pan add these tomatoes and 1 cup of water and boil the tomatoes for 3 to 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Remove from flame and let the tomatoes aside until it cool down to room temperature. Don't discard the water.
  • Blend this well along with the water (water used to boil the tomatoes) and strain the juice from it. (Discard the pulp or you can use it to make chutneys or curries.)
  • Heat a sauce pan or a heavy bottomed pan and add the tomato juice and boil well.
  • After two minutes add in the sugar and stir well.
  • After the sugar gets dissolved add the coconut milk, chopped nuts and corn flour paste and keep stirring continuously.
  • After some minutes the mixture will begin to thicken now add ghee and keep stirring.
  • When the mixture thickens and gets the jam consistency remove from flame.
  • Let it cool down and when it reaches the room temperature store in closed containers and refrigerate. 


TIP 1: Since we have added coconut milk it will not have a long shelf life but refrigeration will increase its shelf life. Use clean and dry spoons and containers.

TIP 2: You can also add tutti fruity and pistachio nuts if you wish. You can also avoid the addition of nuts.

TIP 3: Ghee (clarified butter) gives a very good aroma to the jam but if you wish you can avoid ghee too.



Finger Licking, Lip-smacking jam is now ready!! Tastes awesome!! Use as dips or spreads!!




Now lets see about some health benefits of tomatoes!!



Lets get tagged!!

Preethi Prasad, a lovely blogger From Pink N Purple has tagged me! 
Her actual concept is to take a pic of my handbag and the things I have kept inside them, but since this is a recipe blog am gonna change the theme/concept to something related to cooking!! 
Sorry Preethi :) Don't whack me for this :P
Am gonna tag my other blogger friends and ask them to post a pic of their Masala Dabba / Anjara Petti and say what's in it. 

I haven't yet taken a pic of my masala dappa yet, but will post it soon :)

It can be any type of Spice box just post the pics of the ones you use you use!! It can be the Fancy ones or the Authentic ones!!

So am gonna tag my friends now!! Lets see what's in your masala dappa!!


Priya Ranjit (Hey Priya you can also post your handbag if you wish..:P)
Preethi Prasad (Got you :P)
Hope to see your spices and Masala Dabba soon!!


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71 comments:

  1. Very interesting and unique jam, never had a chance to taste tomato & coconut milk combo in jam.

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    1. Thanks dear :) Try it some time Priya tasted too good!!

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  2. the recipe is amazing...OMG..divya..u have a gr8 brain..loved ur idea...so sweet of u..and thanks for mentioning my name in ur yummy blog..gn8 dear...

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    1. Hey thank you so much dear :) Wish to see your anjara petti soon!! :) and thanks for tagging me!!

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  3. What an idea. Amazing & interesting.

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  4. Absolutely amazing! I need to learn photography from you dear. Do you teach me?

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    1. Wow thanks for the great compliment am still an amateur when coming to photography..really am so glad with such a compliment :) Thanks Sanoli!!

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  5. Divya, super ah recipe panni enna mati viduriya??? :-( let me think about posting it :P.... about the recipe so unique, google won't find it :D and such a unique recipe... Room potu yosuchiya??? :P just kidding, you are amazing chef no doubt

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    1. Hey sis :) Yeah matikitingala?? Waiting to see your post soon :) And thanks for the appreciation sis :) Ha ha ha room potu yosikala apdiae spark achu :)

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  6. Really want to try this... Never tried coconut milk in a jam

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    1. Try this you will definitely love it :)

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  7. Ha..ha..ha.. as said priya room pottu yosipingalo... but gr8 divy never have it n heard it.... 'll try soon...n thank u divy for tag me.... surely tomo post 5.5 dappa.... n ur tag idea too superb divy...


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    1. Ha ha ha illa Viji...:) Thana thonudhu :P Try this viji it was too good kandipa you'll like it :) And waiting for your 5.5 petti post :) Thanks for all the appreciations dear :)

      Today's Recipe ~ Mutton Kothukari Masala / Mutton Kheema Masala
      You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

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  8. yummy jam ....thank you for tagging me ....oh dear, i cant take picture of my dabba now...as we are moving back to india on sep 30...cleaning up my pantry,will do it once back in india

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    1. Hi Shama no problem dear :) And have a safe journey!!

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  9. very different and delicious..never thought of trying something like this...

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  10. Wow Divs...Super...Kalakala eruku....New yummy jam...like to try it...and very excited and hapy to see my name...Thank you...

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    1. Thanks Tamil :) Try this definitely kandipa you'll like it :) And waiting for your post dear!!

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  11. Very unique jam dear. Looks delicious and colorful.

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  12. yummy jam... Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais : http://en-iniyaillam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/party-snacks-event-announcement.html

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  13. very different and delicious....awesome clicks dear..

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  14. Yes, this combination is new to me, too, but I'd definitely love to give it a taste :)

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  15. Such a new combo!!! how do u get these ideas!!! Amazing.. Am trying this one soon (hopefully):)

    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - Coconut

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    1. Thanks Sowmya :) Do try and let me know how much you liked it :)

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  16. Very interesting combination of flavours!

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  17. Innovative preparation dear...Looks very yummy and perfect..

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  18. So unique! I'd love to try this soon..

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    1. Try it out and let me know your feedback :)

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  19. Different Jam Divya.. nalla innovative ah panniruka..

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    1. Thank you so much Poorni..Pudichruka??

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  20. Real finger licking Jam... Love this...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  21. Wonderful recipe. Love to work on this soon.

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  22. unique jam.........I like this recipe.
    (manjusfoodbites.blogspot.com)

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  23. interesting jam and lovely colors divya

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  24. super Jam, feel like having it....Can you pass one jam dappa....Btw Thanks for tagging me... so how does it go.. By posting anjara petti dabba and how to prpceed furthe rwith the post??

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    1. Hi dear sure grab that dappa full :) Regarding the tagging part you will have to post a pic about your masala dappa dear and say what you have put in them.. and tag some of your blogger friends like I did :)
      That's all dear!!

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  25. good recipie ... thanks to tagge me dear

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    1. Thanks dear and wish to see your dappa soon :)

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  26. Healthy jam Divya! using ghee is unique. looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks Swasthi..Give it a try tasted too good :)

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  27. its new and interesting divya :)

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  28. Will post it soon Divya along with your awards !

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  29. This is one of a kind jam. Very unique. Hi I am ur most recent follower.
    Sherin

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    1. Hi Sherin Welcome!! Thanks for the visit :) Do visit again :)

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  30. After seeing your comment on my space, now I come for checking it. But my name, Sanoli is linked with easy2cook...how? Can't guess anything Divya...Sorry dear, could you pls explain me elaborately? And what's about the spice box theme? Very new to me dear..........:)

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    1. Sorry dear have put in a wrong link.Have changed it and have posted a comment in your space about this :) Just click a pic of your spice box and say what you have put inside it..Then tag your fellow bloggers..That's it :)

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  31. Ok very easy and very nice game. Thanks dear for a prompt action. Surely I will do it.

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    1. Thanks Sanoli :) Waiting for your post curiously!!

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  32. Never heard of a jam with coconut milk and cornflour! As long as it tastes good it does not matter if it is not the age old fruit with pectin recipe. It is indeed unique.

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    1. Thanks Radha it was really too good and my dappa got over on the same day itself!! Try it and you'll love it too :)

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  33. Thank you for sharing these. Will try this one

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