Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hirvya Tamatyachi Bhaaji (Green Tomato Sabji)

Green/Raw Tomatoes have a different taste than the ripe red ones. I love tomatoes in any form..When it comes to ripe tomatoes, I can eat tomatoes any time of the day without any dressing or cooking.. From a plate of salad in front of me, its the tomatoes that vanish first, then cucumber, then cabbage, then carrots and then other things.. Olives and Onions mostly remain unfinished :D Other than salads, most of my soup creations include Tomato- tomato soup, rasam, sambar, tomato saar etc... Tomatoes make the base in all my gravy preparations and also spice up some rice dishes..

Hirvya Tomatochi Bhaaji is a maharashtrian vegetable prepeared using raw tomatoes.. This is my mom's recipe and she made it a point to bring these tomatoes whenever they were in market just to make this sabji or chutney! (which I am yet to prepare and post). I found these at the turkish shop here last week and decided to give it a try.. And it turned out real tasty.. A tangy taste as expected.. This Indian style stir fry vegetable prepared from green tomatoes goes to Chemcook for Fresh Produce of Month.. The theme for this month is Tomatoes!

Hirvya Tamatyachi Bhaaji



Preparation Time:

15-20 mins

Serves:

2

What you need:

3-4 Green Tomatoes chopped
1 Onion,chopped
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Pinch of Turmeric
2 tbsp Jaggery (can be replaced by 2-3 tsp Sugar)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil

How to proceed:

1) Heat oil, add mustard and cumin seeds
2) When they start spluttering, add onions and saute till they turn translucent
3) Now add red chilli powder and turmeric and mix well
4) Add chopped tomatoes, mix and cook covered for 5 mins
5) Add salt and Jaggery, stir well and cook covered for some more time
6) Turn off when tomato is soft
7) Serve hot with rotis or bread!

13 comments:

Redchillies said...

Wow, nice recipe. This is very new to me and glad that I learnt it. Thanks so much for sharing.

sra said...

Hi Arts, first time at your blog. Thanks for visiting mine!

Happy cook said...

While reading your recipe i was thinking were did you get the green tomotoes, but then there it was written u got it from yhe turkish shop, next time i am in ghent i should go to one of those turkish shops.
Recipe looks really good

chemcookit said...

Dear Arts,
thank you so much for taking part to the event! The dish looks delicious. I have a question: did you use just regular tomatoes, unripe, or did you buy the so called 'tomatillos' (I have a picture of them on my blog here:
http://italianintheus.blogspot.com/2007/07/
due-snacks-messicani.html
)
I'm curious!
Thanks a lot, congratulations for your great blog, and hope to see you at the next event!

Rajitha said...

these look so good. next time i get the green tomatoes at my grocers instead of making just chutney.. i will make this one

Arts said...

Thx Redchillies,
U r welcome.. do try out sometime!

Hey Sra,
Thx for dropping by!

Happy Cook,
Thx.. I suppose there must be many turkish shops in knokke as well.. if not, u r welcome to ghent n my place as well :)

Thx Chemcookit,
I used regular unripe tomatoes, they taste a bit different than the tomatillos(the one with green peel)

Thx Rajitha
Evn I am yet to make the chutney that mom makes using green tomatoes.. wud love to see ur recipe as well..

Roopa said...

lovely tomato sabji, i love the green tomatoes too:)

Happy cook said...

Aarti not so lucky as youn there are no turkish shop here. There is not even a indian shop here

Padma said...

This is awesome! I like maharashtrian food and added your blog to my feed. You have a nice blog

Tee said...

aarti, hirvya tamatyachi bhaaji sahi distiye! My mom used to make this too..unfortunately, i haven't found green tomatoes here :(

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