Hare Tamatar Ki Sabji or the Green Tomato Curry is the perfect dish to make from those tart green tomatoes. Works with roti, rice or pooris. And oh it is fast friendly as well.
I love the firm and tart green tomatoes but I hardly find them in the markets. Or maybe it is the fact that I have really stopped visiting vegetable market on a regular basis but I rarely find them anymore. And that is when I saw those gorgeous green tomatoes growing in my house, I knew I had to make the Green Tomato Curry or chutney as you may call it.
I love the balance of sweet, tart and spicy in this curry. Couple of things to keep in mind when you make this one are – don’t chop the tomatoes too fine. I know it is tempting to do but the chunkiness of the tomato adds to the whole flavour of the dish. Also the dish doesn’t have too much gravy and neither it is dry. In Hindi, we call this rasi bhini means just wet. And that is what the perfect consistency for this curry is.
Rest really is upto you to adapt, more spicy or more tart. Do you like it a tad more sweet, adjust according to your taste buds and enjoy with rice, roti or pooris. When eaten with sama ki poori it makes for the perfect fasting meal.
Hare Tamatar Ki Sabji - Green Tomato Curry
- 6-8 Green tomatoes (250 gm)
- 2 tbsp mustard oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp Onion seeds kalonji
- 1/2 tsp methi seeds fengureek
- 1 inch ginger finely chopped
- 2 green chilli finely chopped
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- 1 tbsp jaggery (or sugar)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadai. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, onion seeds, methi and ginger. Sauté till lightly browned.
- Add green tomatoes and mix well. Sauté on high heat for 3-4 minutes constantly stirring.
- Add dry spices and Sauté further for a minute.
- Add about 1 cup of water, cover and cook till tomatoes are cooked You don't want them to pulp up but just cooked. If necessary add a little water from time to time.
- Serve hot with rotis.