Green tomatoes are very special, and how wonderful it is to have a green grocer who knows this and stocks them. To be able to find them easily is exciting, and several always make it into our shopping bag.
This time we made this delightful Spicy Green Tomato dish, and it is a cracker! It can be used either as a Indian style Chutney, or a spicy side dish. It is a Rajasthani recipe that is very easy to make – simply cook the tomatoes with the spices. No complicated procedures involved.
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Rajasthani Spiced Green Tomatoes | Green Tomato Chutney
3 Tblspn ghee
1 tspn cumin seeds
0.25 tspn black mustard seeds
500g green tomatoes, cut into 8 lengthwise slices
1 tspn ground turmeric
1 tspn chilli powder
0.25 cup caster sugar
sea salt to taste
Heat the ghee in a kadhai or pan and add the mustard seeds. Allow them to pop, then add the cumin seeds and fry for about 30 seconds until they are golden and fragrant.
Add the tomato slices and cook over a medium heat, stirring carefully for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft.
Add salt to taste, the turmeric and chilli powder, and toss to combine. Then add 100ml water and the sugar. Cook for 10 minutes or until the water has evaporated.
Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
We served the Spicy Green Tomatoes with Mango Rice, Tomato Shorba and Green Beans.