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Green tomato ki sabzi August 12, 2011

The other day, when I went shopping for my regular groceries I saw these really fresh and lovely looking green tomatoes. I was so tempted to buy them, even though I didn’t know what to do with them. So I just went ahead and bought some and decided to cook something with it.

For those who do not know what are green/raw tomatoes – Green tomatoes are just unripened tomatoes which can be used to make delicious dishes, such as chutneys, salsas and jams.

Green or raw tomato

I just made a sabzi with it and I was quite happy with the results. It tasted like a gojju (a telugu word for vegetable semi-gravy dish). Here is the recipe for green tomato ki sabzi.


500 gms green/raw tomatoes

1 large onion finely chopped

2 tbsp of tomato puree (packed one)

few curry leaves

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

a handful of coriander leaves


Salt to taste


  • Heat some oil in a skillet. When the oil is hot, throw in some curry leaves, cumin seeds and mustard seeds till they splutter.
  • Now add the onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Once the onions are cooked add the tomatoes and mix well. Then add in all the masala and salt and mix well. Now add the tomato paste and mix for a couple of minutes. Cover and let it cook for about 15 min on low flame.
  • Once the tomatoes are soft, just add in the coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve with fresh home made chapattis.

3 Responses to “Green tomato ki sabzi”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    From which country and where did you buy it ?

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    We have it in Iran also but do you know any country except these that I can find.

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