Saturday, February 25, 2017

Raw Tomato Curry

Raw Tomato Curry is prepared using green tomatoes. Green tomatoes are from our home garden. Tomatoes can be grown nicely in the pots. It is nice to see vegetables grow in your own garden.
I have used green tomatoes, onions and home prepared spice powder.

Raw Tomato curry a side dish which goes well with almost all the main dishes  like plain rice. chapatis, poori, dosa, idli and all types of rotis.
 Let us see some benefits of having " Green Tomatoes " in our diet.
Green tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and B Vitamins. The antioxidants help in protecting our immune system and prevent premature aging. It has good amount of iron. They contain some amount of B complex vitamins and they help our body to use proteins, fat and carbohydrates and help to produce energy. They also help in producing good blood cells (red blood cells). Green tomatoes contain Vitamin K. They contain very low amount of minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. These minerals help us taking care of good production of blood cells, proper nerve function, and bones and muscles. They contain some amount of protein, fiber and wide range of nutrients.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed

Green Tomatoes : 8 to 10 ( I have used very small tomatoes )
Onions : 2
Green chilly : 2
Ginger Gratings: 1 Teaspoon
Spice powder/Sambar Powder/Rasam Powder 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
For Seasoning :
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 Leaves
Coriander Leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon

Method :

1. Wash and cut tomatoes into small pieces.

2. Remove the outer layer of onions, wash and cut it into small pieces.
3. Wash and cut curry leaves, green chilly and coriander leaves. Keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire.Heat. Put oil and mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
5. Add cumin seeds and ingh/Asafoetid. Add curry leaves,  green chilly and cut onions.

6. Fry nicely for 30 seconds. Add cut tomatoes.
7. Mix it well and fry for 1 to 2 minutes.

8. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook till soft. Add grated ginger and salt.

9.Mix it well. Add spice powder.
10. Mix it well and cook for 2 minutes.

11. Add coriander leaves. Shift the ready curry to a serving dish. Add little more coriander leaves.
12. Serve Raw Tomato Curry as one of the side dish.

Note :

Use of onions and garlic is optional. I have used onions. Adding of spice powder is your choice. Rasam powder and Sambar powder is also suits this curry. Adding ghee/butter is optional. Adding more/less chilly is optional. Use of garam masala/chat masala powder is optional.
Time: 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Spice powder recipe.

Roast 1 teaspoon of urid dal, channa dal, 2 Tablespoons of coriander seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of methi/fenugrik seeds, red chilly (byadagi menasu) 1/2 Teaspoon of jeera/cumin seeds one by one. Dry grind with 2 tablespoons of dry coconut (2 tablespoons). Now remove from the mixi jar and use it whenever you want it.

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