The green tomato chutney recipe or green tomato chutney is one of the healthiest chutneys made using minimal ingredients. Ripe tomatoes are used abundantly in making many recipes including chutney. In this chutney, unripe green tomatoes are used.
Chutney is an integral part of the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent. Chutneys are made in numerous forms using a wide variety of ingredients. When you think of Chutney the picture of Coconut chutney comes to your mind instantly. But as I mentioned chutneys are made using ingredients such as tomato, ground peanut, yogurt or curd, cucumber, onion, mint and so on.
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Cuisine: North Karnataka, Andhra, Telangana
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Type: Side Dish, Dip
Served with: Rice, Rotis, Parathas, Idli, Dosa, Appe, etc.
Green tomato chutney or raw tomato chutney is one of the healthiest chutneys made using minimal ingredients. Ripe tomatoes are used abundantly in making many recipes including chutney. In this chutney, unripe green tomatoes are used.
Green tomato chutney is a spicy, sweet, tangy recipe that is an excellent way to use unripe tomatoes available at the end of summer. Raw tomatoes can also be used in dal, curries, soups, or dips like salsa verde.
Its tangy, spicy, nutty flavour enhances the mild raw taste of green tomatoes. Sesame seeds used in this recipe give it a nutty flavour and you can replace it with urad dal and chana dal.
The green tomato chutney Recipe I am sharing today is a North Karnataka style and frequently made recipe in my home. It is popularly known as Tomato kayi chutney in Karnataka. I learned this green tomato chutney recipe from my aunt. It can be served with rice and rotis, Idli, Dosa and Appes. It serves as a nice side dish. It can also be used to spread over breads, sandwiches and pizza apart from using it for Indian breakfasts.
This chutney recipe is also a popular dish in Andra and Telangana and they call it Pachi Tomato Pachadi.
- Green Tomatoes: 4
- Green Chilies: 4-5 or as required
- Curry Leaves: One string
- Cilantro/Coriander: A handful
- White sesame: 4 Tsp
- Jeera: 1 Tsp
- Urad Dal: 2 Tsp
- Salt: As per taste
- Sugar: 1 Tsp (Optional)
- Tamarind: 2 Tsp (Optional)
- Oil: 2-3 Tsp
- Tempering: Optional
How to make Green Tomato Chutney Recipe
- Wash and cut green tomatoes roughly. Make sure you use hard unripe tomatoes.
- In a heavy bottom pan or Kadai heat 2-3 teaspoons of oil.
- Add jeera and white sesame and curry leaves, and saute for a minute.
- Then add urad dal and fry till it turns pink.
- Add green chilis saute them for a minute and add cut green tomatoes. Saute for 2-3 minutes till tomatoes are reduced in size.
- Then switch off the stove and add coriander leaves and mix it for a minute.
- Cool this mixture completely. Add salt and sugar and grind it coarsely in a blender. Or use a hand pestle for best results.
- Heat 2 tsp of oil in a Kadai add tempering ingredients (Mustard, jeera, curry leaves, hing, red chili and Haldi powder) Splutter and add on top of the green tomato chutney. Skip this step if you do not prefer to add.
Green tomato chutney or raw tomato chutney one of the healthiest chutneys made using minimal ingredients. Ripe tomatoes are used abundantly in making many recipes including chutney. In this chutney unripe green tomatoes are used.
Green Tomato Chutney Ingredients
Green Tomato Chutney Ingredients
In a heavy bottom pan or Kadai heat 2-3 teaspoons of oil.
Add jeera and white sesame and curry leaves, and saute for a minute.
Then add urad dal and fry till it turns pink.
Add green chilis and saute them for a minute.
Add cut green tomatoes. Saute for 2-3 minutes till tomatoes are reduced in size.
Then switch off the stove and add coriander leaves and mix it for a minute.
Cool this mixture completely. Add salt and sugar and grind it coarsely in a blender. Or use a hand pestle for best results.
Add tempering on top of the Chutney
- Soak tamarind for 5 minutes in water. Green tomatoes are naturally tangy, so you can skip this step. I have not used it in this recipe.
- You can dry roast sesame seeds. If using chana dal & urad dal or peanuts, roast them on medium heat until aromatic & light brown. Make powder of it in a blender and use it later for making chutney.
- Do not use water while blending the chutney. The consistency of the chutney depends on the variety of green tomatoes used, juicy, pulpy, etc.
- Instead of green chilis, you can use red chilis.
- Chutney can be used for about 4 to 5 days if refrigerated. Or you can use it for a month if frozen.
- You can add garlic also. But I do not prefer it.
- Instead of sugar, you can use jaggery.
What can we make from green tomatoes apart from chutney?
Apart from making chutney green tomatoes are used to make bhaji, and pickles, and are also used in dals. A variety of recipes are made using green tomatoes.
Can we use red chilies instead of green chilies?
You can replace green chilies with red chilies. But, the color and taste of the chutney may be different. Green chilis go well with this recipe to retain the natural green colour of raw tomatoes.
Can I make this tomato chutney without roasting the ingredients?
No, roasting all the ingredients is a necessary step in this recipe. Roasting enhances the taste of the ingredients used.
Is this Chutney recipe vegan?
Yes, this chutney is vegan.
Is this chutney gluten-free?
Yes, of course, this raw tomato chutney is gluten-free. Just skip using hing or Asafoedita while tempering.
Health benefits of Green tomatoes:
Good for Eye Health
Vitamin A in the form of the antioxidant beta carotene present in Green tomatoes is good for eye health. According to the research vitamin A, may play an important role in preventing forms of cancer and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness.
Vitamin C for Strong Immunity
Vitamin C has a very important role in immune function. Vitamin C is very essential for our body to absorb iron from plant-based foods. So, when paired with legumes tomatoes are very healthy.
94 percent water is present in tomatoes making them a healthier option in your diet. And water-rich foods like tomatoes aid in proper digestion thereby minimizing constipation.
Vitamin K for Blood Clotting
One medium green tomato provides about 12.5 micrograms of Vitamin K which helps normal blood clotting. It also helps your body to maintain bone strength and density.
I hope you are going to try this recipe. If you made this recipe, I hope you never mind commenting and letting me know.
See you in my next recipe; till then Eat healthily and Stay healthy.