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Sunday, May 2, 2004


This Recipe can be prepared with Raw green Tomatoes or with Ripe tomatoes or with Half ripe-half raw tomatoes, as I have done. Either ways it tastes great, The sour taste of the tomato combined with the coconut and spices is a treat to your tastebuds. This is my mom’s favorite dish. It didn’t take hubby dear who belongs to Maharashtra to get hooked on to this dish.

Green tomatoes – 6-8
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Red chillies - 2 (use according to taste)
Cumin seeds -1tbsp
Turmeric powder, salt to taste
Asafoetida – a pinch
Curry leaves – a sprig
Coconut Oil – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

Pick firm Green tomatoes. Chop the tomatoes into ¼ inch pieces. In a pan, throw in the tomatoes. Add some water, now add the turmeric powder, asafetida and salt and allow the tomatoes to cook. Meanwhile, Grind the freshly grated coconut, red chillies and cumin seeds into a smooth paste. Check your tomatoes, they usually get cooked very quickly. Once the tomatoes are cooked, pour the grounded paste, you can add some more water at this stage, and allow it to cook for 5-7 minutes on a low flame so that the spices enter the tomato. Stir well. In a small pan, take some coconut oil, add the curry leaves and lightly fry it and add to the Tomatoes.
Tastes really great with Kootu and Rice.

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