Green tomato sabji and chutney

Since life is returning to nearly normal, gardening in my world is reaching its autumn too…. I accidentally stumbled upon a huge crop of green tomatoes, unloved and forgotten, in the corner of our garden. The label on the pot had promised red beef tomatoes and I realised that it was not to be. Never made anything with green tomatoes in my life, so decided to make a simple green tomato sabji with our produce .

The sabji is lip smacking tangy and sweet, yum yum
The chutney is mild with coconut and peanut flavours.
Serve it with piping steaming hot plain rice to attain nirvana !

Green tomato sabji-
6-7 big green tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 red chillies
1tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp tamarind concentrate
1 tsp jaggery or sugar

Heat oil, add mustard and urad seeds. Add curry leaves (optional).
Add onions and stir till translucent.
Add tomatoes, stir, add half a cup of water, cover and cook for 5 mins.
After that, remove lid, add turmeric pd, chilli pd, coriander pd. Stir well.
Add tamarind concentrate and jaggery.
Stir till you get a nice sauce at the base.
It’s done!

Chutney-
Heat a tbsp oil, add 1 tbsp sesame seeds, roast till light brown and remove.
Add urad dal, 1tsp, red chillies 2, jeera 1 tsp, roast and remove.
Grind it all together with tomatoes and coconut.
Add salt to taste.

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