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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Green Tomato Rice

We harvested the last of the green tomatoes which may not get a chance to ripen as we had to say good-bye to our vegetable garden for this year.

Much like green tomato dal/koottu, this dish came about as I was looking for a good way to use up the tomatoes.

quick and easy recipe green grape tomato rice
For spice powder:
1 Tbsp mustard seeds
1 Tbsp urad dal
2 Tbsp chana dal
3 Tbsp coriander seeds
6-8 dry red chilies
1/2 cup dry grated coconut

3 or 4 large green tomatoes, chopped
4 cups cooked basmati rice
2-3 fresh green chilies, slit in half
OR - 2 Anaheim peppers
green beans (optional)
1 medium onion sliced thin
2 Tbsp golden raisins (optional)
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

for garnish(optional):
2 Tbsp cashew nuts
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

  1. dry roast the ingredients for the spice powder, when cool enough to handle, grind them to a fine powder
  2. heat oil in a pan, add the onions, green chilies, turmeric powder and green tomatoes; sautee till onions turn translucent and green tomatoes are softened a bit
  3. add the rice, raisins, the spice powder from step 1, and some salt, stir till well incorporated, and sautee on low heat for a few mins
  4. off heat, garnish with cashew nuts and cilantro, serve warm with raita or thayir pachadi, and, pappad or vadam

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  • At 6:32 AM, Blogger Nupur said…

    Hi Sheela, the round-up for the event has been posted! Thanks for your entries!

  • At 10:30 PM, Anonymous mika said…

    Hi Sheela- Nice blog you have...

    This rice sounds delicious. I like the green tomato kootu and I am sure this will be to our taste. I was especially blown away by your Injera recipe with sides. Will have to try it soon.


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