Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: Tomatoes: 2 large chopped Garlic : 5 cloves roughly mashed Fresh ground pepper: 1 tablespoon Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida : 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds/ Aavalu : 1 teaspoon Curry leaves: 2 sprigs Water:3 cups Salt to taste.
Method: Heat oil in a saucepan or a vessel and add mustard seeds. Let them splatter, add curry leaves and asafoetida and fry for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and garlic, cook until they turn mushy. Add water, ground pepper, turmeric, salt and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for 5 minutes and turn off the stove. Serve hot as soup or with white rice.