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


15 mins

20 mins

2 persons


Cuisine: Indian

Recipe Type: Side dish


  • 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


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




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.


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.


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


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


Serves with

Peas pulao

Jeera rice

Hot pulkas OR Roti


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



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