Saturday, 3 June 2017

RAW TOMATO CHUTNEY


Love or hate them, they are here to help you…providing vital vitamins, minerals and nutrients that drive you deep towards good health. Green in colour since they are unripe, not so sweet as ripe red tomatoes, they are more commonly eaten cooked than consumed raw. Pick firm, smooth and shiny skinned tomatoes without any scars or bruises and store them away from direct sunlight.

Dish Type: South Indian Side Dish (gravy)
Time required: 20 min
Serves: 5 persons

Ingredients
Raw tomato                250 gms
Green chillies              4 nos.
Tamarind paste           1 tsp
Jaggery                        1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric pwd             A pinch (optional)
Water                          ½ litre
Salt to taste                 1 tsp approx.
Rasam powder            1 tsp
Coriander leaves         1 cup

For seasoning:
Oil                               1 tsp
Mustard seeds             1 tsp
Asafoetida                   A pinch

Directions
Wash tomatoes, green chillies and coriander leaves in salt water. Drain the water by transferring them to a colander. Chop tomatoes into small cubes. Slit green chillies.
Heat oil in a kadai. Sauté the chopped tomatoes along with slit green chillies. Add tamarind paste, salt and jaggery.  After tomatoes are cooked, add water. Let it boil. Now add rasam powder. Mix well. Continue boiling till it becomes thick. It is now ready for seasoning.
Heat oil in a small skillet. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle switch off the flame. Immediately put asafoetida and pour it on to the boiling gojju. Garnish with thoroughly washed and finely chopped fresh coriander leaves. Raw Tomato Gojju is now ready.

Tete – a – Tete:
Key to good health: It is best to lock your lifestyle by following a diet that includes lot of variety than concentrate on individual or limited types of food.

Recipe contributed by Smt. Shyla H Rao, ready reckoner for culinary reference to many in our families


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