Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Green Tomato Bhaji–Maharashtrian Cuisine

Green Tomato Bhaji is otherwise called as ‘Hirvya Tomatochi Bhaaji’ .It’s a Maharashtrian vegetable prepared using raw tomatoes. Green/Raw Tomatoes have a different taste than the ripe red ones. I love tomatoes in any form. When it comes to ripe tomatoes,Tomatoes make the base in all my gravy preparations and also spice up some rice dishes. Green tomatoes are something I have not seen in supermarkets here.My friend helped me in getting these tomatoes near her place. Thanks to her a lot for making me try one of the Maharashtrian dish.

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Prep time

Cook time

Serves

15 mins

20 mins

2 persons

 

Cuisine: Indian

Recipe Type: Side dish

Ingredients

  • Green tomatoes -6 no’s
  • Onion chopped -2 no
  • Red chili powder -1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder –pinch
  • Garam masala -1 tsp
  • Jaggery -1 tbsp.
  • Water -1 cup
  • Salt –to  taste
  • Cilantro –few sprigs

Seasonings

  • Oil- 2 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Hing –pinch

 

 

Method

1. Core the tomatoes and chop them into roughly 1 inch sized pieces.Heat the oil in a saucepan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start to pop, reduce the heat; add the asafetida, turmeric and onions and sauté till they turn translucent.

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2. Add chopped tomatoes, mix and cook covered for 5 mins. Season with salt and keep the lid on for 3-4 minutes.Check if tomatoes are cooked properly and then turn off the heat.

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3. After the tomatoes are completely cooked, add the chili and garam masala. Let cook for another 5-10 minutes, stir in the jaggery.

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4. After the heat is turned off, let it sit for a few more minutes before serving. This really helps all the flavors to come together. Add finely chopped coriander and serve hot

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Serves with

Peas pulao

Jeera rice

Hot pulkas OR Roti

Notes

Curry leaves can be added just before the tomatoes are added.

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