What I love about South Indian chutneys (as well as the taste) is that you can create a chutney out of any left over veggie in the fridge. Today it is green tomatoes – half a dozen that haven’t been used during the week. They are quickly sauteed until soft and then pureed with onion and chilli. Simple – in fact much simpler than many other similar chutneys. But – Delicious.
Eat with rice or with other Indian dishes, or use it as a great sandwich spread – layer sourdough bread with slices of red tomatoes, roasted eggplant, basil and feta. Divine. Try it with tortilla or corn chips too.
Similar dishes include Green Tomato and Sesame Pickle, Peach and Barberry Chutney, Rajasthani Spiced Green Tomatoes, Orange and Green Chilli Relish, Green Tomato Sambar, Green Tomato Subzi, and Green Tomato Pachadi.
Green Tomato Fry Chutney
6 – 8 green tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic
3 – 6 green chillies, or to taste
1 Tblspn ghee
salt, to taste
Saute the chopped onions in ghee until soft.
Grind half of the tomatoes to a paste with the remaining ingredients . Mix in the other half of the sauteed, chopped tomatoes.
Serve and enjoy!