Monday, September 24, 2007

Green Tomato chutney:

This is a yummy chutney and the recipe comes from Mom. It tastes delicious with chapathi or just with plain hot rice. I have tried this recipe with tomatillos, but it doesn't taste quite right. So, if you get hold of green tomatoes, give it a try. I'm sure you'll enjoy.


Green tomatoes - 3 medium or 2 big
Green chilles - 6 or 7 (adjust to your taste)
Garlic - 3 pods
Cilantro - 1 cup
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tspn ( or tamarind - little)
Cumin seeds - 2 tspn
Coconut - 1 tbspn


Heat a kadai, add 2 spns of oil. Add chopped green tomatoes, green chilles and fry.
Wondering about red chillies in my snap? I have a red chilli plant in my yard and I used them.

You just let them fry and get cooked and slightly browned, stirring once in a while. This takes about 30 minutes. Do not add any water. This will take some moisture away from the tomatoes actually. Now, add cumin seeds and stir for 2 minutes and take it off the stove and let it cool.

Grind the following first : Green chillies, garlic, salt, tamarind. (Just run the blender or mixie for a minute). Then add the green tomatoes, coconut, cilantro and grind well. You are done!


Latha said...

Hi Shri,

I made green tomato chutney y'day too! it tasted so much like mango thokku but so simple to prepare. I used only haldi, chilli powder and methi powder. Next time when i get hold of some green tomatoes will remember to try this version:)

Suganya said...

Beautiful colour. Looks so appetising.

Sharmi said...

the chutney has got a beautiful color. looks like thohayal yum yum.

Padma said...

I too made this chutney but yet to post it on my blog. But loved ur version and gonna try, wow those green tomatoes looks so fresh!

Shri said...

Thank you all for your comments. Please try and let me know. Hope you enjoy.

TBC said...

This sounds really good. I have never tried making the chutney with green tomatoes.