How to make Tamatar launji

“Launji” is a sweet and sour pickle like dish that is very popular in Rajasthani cuisine. Tamatar ki Launji is made using tomatoes with various spices. It makes for a good accompaniment with methi parathas, Ajwain parathas, Mooli parathas and Missi Roti. Here is the recipe for Tamatar ki Launji.


1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
¼ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
¼ tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
¼ tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
A pinch of mustard seeds
2 green chillies (chopped)
1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp grated jaggery
1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
1 tbsp oil
Salt as per taste


  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds start crackling, add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies.
  • Saute for few minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Add the cumin-coriander powder, chilli powder, grated jaggery, salt and  ¼ cup of water and cook for 5 minutes.  
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot.


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