September 19, 2008

Raw Tomato Chutney



2 green tomatoes chopped
Jaggery (to setoff the tanginess of tomatoes)
salt

Tempering Items:
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 green chillis
1 tsp urad dal (split black gram)
2 tsp chana dal (gram dal)
5 curry leaves
1 tbsp oil

Method:
1.Heat oil in a pan, add chana dal, urad dal, green chillies, sesame seeds and curry leaves one by one.
2.Add chopped tomatoes and cook them till they are tender.
3.After it is cooled down, grind the cooked tomatoes along with jaggery and salt in the grinder.
Add as little water as possible.
Serve this chutney along with rotis/parathas

Variation:
Ridge gourd chutney:-
I prepare ridge gourd/hirekaay chutney in the same way. Cook the skin of the ridge gourd in tadka without adding water. Add 2 tbsp coconut and cook along with it. After its cooled down, grind them in grinder along with tamarind paste, jaggery and salt.
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