February 12, 2008

Green Tomato and Onion Curry

Green tomatoes are not very easily available where I live. So when I do find them, I tend to buy them in slightly larger quantities. This is something I make whenever I find these tomatoes. There is nothing unusual or spectacular about this recipe. It is very easy to make and I do love it with chappathis and rice.

1kg green tomatoes
2-3 onions, sliced
1 ½ tbsp finely chopped ginger
2 tbsp powdered jaggery (or sugar)
1 ½ tbsp oil
1 ½ tsp mustard seeds
1 ½ tsp black gram (urad) dal
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder (or to taste)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp asafetida powder
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste

Chop each tomato into 8 pieces (into 4 pieces if the tomatoes are smaller).
Heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the black gram dal and stir. When the dal has browned, add the fenugreek seeds, asafetida powder and the curry leaves. Stir once or twice and add the ginger and onions. Sauté till transparent and soft. Now add the tomatoes and and the remaining ingredients. Mix well and allow to cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, till the tomatoes are cooked (they should be soft but not really mushy) and most of the liquid has evaporated.
Serve with chappathis or rice.


Asha said...

I love to cook with green tomatoes too, used to get them a lot in India. Here I have to grow them in Summer!
Looks yummy, great with rice too!:))

Rosie said...

I'm growing tomatoes again this summer I now know a great recipe to use them on!! :D Looks really scrummy!!

Rosie x

Dhivya said...

wow..green tomato..nice recipe..i bet it tastes good with rice too..Thanks for sharing

Nags said...

i love green tomatoes. we make thoran with this :)

LG said...

wow..a good curry. I have a tomato plant at home, looking at it daily to yeild some for me.

Red Chillies said...

We get good green tomatoes here, but have never tried it. This looks like a delicious dish, I will try it.

Uma said...

Looks Yummy! One easy dish!

Meg Wolff said...

Indian cooking looks wonderful!

Mansi Desai said...

I so want to try making something with green tomatoes but I just can't find them in my market!!!:( this looks great Aparna:)

Alpa said...

this looks really delicious and healthy! can i come for dinner?

Aparna said...

Green tomatoes have a totally different taste and a crunch. They make great topping for Pizza.
Maybe I should try growing tomatoes!
Alpa, you're most welcome (all of you actually).

Cakelaw said...

Hi Aparna, on looking at this curry, my first thought was - yum!!!

Rosie said...

Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day!

I would like to present you on this Valentines Day a Red Rose


Rosie x

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious...

Seena said...

Dishes with green tomatoes are always tempting me..! But no way to get some....

Tejal said...

Hi Aparna, I made this recipe, since I never bother to write anything down, I made if from memory and forgot the ginger, jaggery and methi seeds, but it turned out really nice. Had a slight hint of sourness, but was awesome!

Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!