Their taste might differ from red and ripe tomatoes, however, green tomatoes have their own scrumptious credits that deserve as much attention as their red peers.
Green Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin B and K, proteins, phosphorous and fibers. They also contain an alkaloid called tomatine, that can help fight cancerous cells.
I have a few recipes below that you would relish making and eating both. Have a look!
Curried Green Tomatoes Bhaaji
This tastes best when served with rice or chapatis! This is very easy to make and is surely a delight to look at!
Start the process by heating a skillet on high flame. Then add 1 Tsp of coriander and 1 Tsp of cumin seeds and dry roast them for about 2 to 3 minutes. Keep them aside to cool. Now in a mortar and pestle, grind the coriander and cumin seeds. Also, grind 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts in a mortar and pestle till they become smaller in size.
In another skillet (that’s got a thick bottom), heat about 2 tbsp of vegetable oil on a high flame. Once the oil becomes hot, add1 Tsp of mustard seeds,1/8 Tsp of asafoetida, and 1 Tsp of cumin seeds to temper for about 30 seconds. After the spices splutter a, add in the chopped onion and saute until they turn translucent in color.
Add in 1/2 Tsp of turmeric and1/4 Tsp of chili powder and stir the mixture well
Now add in the chopped green tomatoes(3 medium sized) and half of the cumin-coriander powder, salt to taste and stir well on a low flame for about 10-15 minutes.
Now add the ground peanuts, jaggery, and the rest of the cumin-coriander powder. Stir this very well and cook for another 5 minutes.
Your green tomato bhaji is ready to be served.
Green Tomato Chutney
This tastes just amazing with paranthas! Read below to make your own chutney!
Combine 5 chopped green tomatoes, 200 ml of vinegar, 300 gms of sugar, salt to taste 1/8 Tsp of black salt, 1 Tsp of roasted and crushed cumin seeds, 1/2 cup of chopped onions and
1 Tsp chili powder and cook on a medium flame. Keep stirring at regular intervals while cooking.
Remove the mix from the flame, when it turns thick in texture
Serve hot or cold(depends upon your choice)
Green Tomato Pappu
This is a wonderful combination of tuar Dal, green tomatoes, and green chilies. Read below to know the process of making it.
Start the cooking process by chopping 2 medium green tomatoes into quarters.
Clean and pressure cook 1 cup of tuar dal with chopped tomatoes, 4 green chillies, 1 Tsp of turmeric powder and 3 cups of water.
Now slush the dal, green chillies & tomatoes into a paste and add 1 Tsp of salt
For the seasoning, heat 1 Tsp of oil, and add 1 Tsp of mustard seeds, 5 curry leaves, 2 crushed red chilies, garlic flakes(2 cloves), a pinch of asafoetida and add it to the dal. Cook this on a slow flame for a few minutes. To add tanginess to the mix you can add a bit of tamarind.
Your green tomato pappu is ready to be served hot!
Hope you liked our recipes. We would love it if you could add more to this list!