Green Tomato Avial

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Oil for frying - 2 tbsp
  • Yellow onions - (2 medium, sliced thin)
  • Green tomatoes - (6 medium sliced length-wise into strips)
  • Tamarind paste - a pint (optional - only if the green tomatoes are not sour)
  • Grated coconut - (8-10 tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 3 (medium hot)
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut oil - 1/4 tsp

How to Make Green Tomato Avial

  • Fry the green tomatoes in 1 tbsp oil till soft and light brown. Set aside.
  • Fry the yellow onions in 1 tbsp oil till golden brown.
  • Mix the above two and add little water. (Add the tamarind paste only if the tomatoes are not sour. Tender ones are usually sour.)
  • Add turmeric and salt to taste. Cook in low fire.
  • Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chilli and the red chilli to a paste adding very little water. (Do not grind it to a fine paste.) Add the above paste to the green tomato-onion mixture.
  • Stir and cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add curry leaves, 1/4 tsp of coconut oil and mix. Remove from fire.
  • This dish goes well with chapattis or with rice and sambar.