Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Raw/green tomato chutney

I tasted this beautifully tangy chutney when one of my colleague brought it in her lunch box... it had the sour n hot taste... I immediately asked her for the recipe... but sadly, she dint know all the ingredients... all she could say was it is made of green tomatoes... so my vigorous search on the internet, showed me umpteen recipes.... but none of the recipes gave me the "yes this is it" kind of feeling. so I got down to test my palette, and yay!! the end results were amazing... :-)

4 medium sized firm green tomatoes

1/2 medium sized onion
1/4 cup coriander leaves ( Loosely packed )
3 cloves of garlic
1 inch ginger
8 dry red chilies ( adjust according to heat tolerance )
salt to taste
1/4 tsp amchur
1/2 tsp powdered jaggery

dry roast and grind 1/4 cup peanuts with 2 red chilies and keep aside.

for tempering

5 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp hing/asafetida

roughly chop the green tomatoes, onion and coriander. Blend tomatoes, onions, coriander, garlic, ginger, red chilies and salt in a mixie.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves and fry for a minutes. then add the blended paste of tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves the sides of the pan. then add the jaggery powder, amchur, 2 tbsps of peanut powder and cook for 5 minutes. serve with steamed rice or chapati... this can be had as a chutney with idli/dosa.
Sending this post for back to basics B2B event hosted originally by http://jayawagle.blogspot.com/2011/08/reviving-back-to-basics.html, B2B chtney event hosted by Siri @ http://www.cookingwithsiri.com/2011/09/back-to-basics-basic-chutneys-event.html

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