Green Tomatoes Sambar- South Indian Recipe

 

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar... Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of South Indian recipes that can be made with green tomatoes- sambar, theeyal, avial etc. Since, green tomatoes will impart the needed sourness to the dish, this can be used to replace tamarind or green mangoes. As my first dish, I tried this sambar using green tomatoes and I loved it. I served with Oats Idli, tasted delicious... Homegrown organic green tomatoes Green Tomatoes Sambar Cooking Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTIZdSOlzjs Green Tomatoes Sambar- South Indian Recipe   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian

What you will need

Toor Dal or Pigeon Peas or Sambar lentil- ½ cup

Green Tomatoes, diced- 3, large

Eggplant, diced- 1 cup

Salt- 1 tsp

Water- 1½ cups

Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

Water- ½ cup

Chana Dal- 3 tbsp

Urad Dal- 1 tbsp

Coriander seeds- 3 tbsp

Whole black peppercorns- 1 tsp

Cumin seeds- ¾ tsp

Dry red chilies- 3

Grated coconut- ½ cup

Oil- 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Dry red chilies- 2

Curry leaves- 1 sprig

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