Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Green Tomato Kootu



Ingredients:

1 cup Yellow Moong daal
4 Green tomatoes
1 pinch Turmeric
1 tsp Salt
1 cup grated frozen coconut
3 Red chillies
1 Green chilli
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 twig Curry leaves

Method:

Cook the yellow moong daal in a pressure cooker ( 3 whistles) and keep aside.
Cut tomatoes into cubes and cook in water till soft.Add turmeric and salt while cooking.
Gind coconut, chillies, cumin seeds and curry leaves with little water in a mixer till smooth.
Add the cooked daal and ground paste to the cooked tomatoes and give it a boil.
Temper with mustard, urad daal, cumin seeds and hing.
Serve hot with rotis or rice.
This dish has a very unique taste to it.. tangy due to the green tomatoes.Yumm..

I found this snap of the same dish using Green Eggplants in one of my drafts and decided it to post it here since it is the same recipe using green eggplants instead of green tomato.

4 comments:

Asha said...

Looks yum, got to wait until Summer to get some green tomatoes! :))

Bhavani said...

I got the green tomatoes at an indian grocery store here.Have also tried this recipe with green eggplants as well. Thanks for reading :)

Arundathi said...

looks like you're on a roll, babe! back to cooking and life in general! :-) miss you.

Bhavani said...

haha.. def on a roll though for how long is a good guess :)i guess all that eating back home has become a habit.lol