Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Raw Tomato Sabji


Its been long since I have posted something. A few things are keeping me busy these days...but its just limited to finding out the time to write & post something. It has not stopped me from trying different things in the kitchen :). Many things getting up the hold of my brain & many pictures lying in my mobile, today I finally thought of letting the things out!! 

A month before, we had been to our village & its pretty normal always that I take a single bag while going & come back in multiples ;) There were plenty of fresh vegetables directly from the farm to our house & my bag was loaded with them. My mouth was saying 'No' but my heart was saying 'Yes' to all those freshly picked vegetables. I ended up quarreling with 'Y' for carrying all that with us...but finally 'woman rules'! I was so happy when my refrigerator was full of vegetables.

This is a lovely recipe for the raw tomatoes, which I think, are not much used on a routine basis. I have just tried some rice preparation & this particular sabji with them. In case anybody knows some other way to use raw tomatoes, please let me know for sure. Till then, just check this simple, sweet & tangy recipe.

Raw Tomato Sabji

Serves: 2-3                       Preparation Time: 5 mins                Cooking Time: 10-15 mins


3-4 raw tomatoes, washed & finely chopped
3 tbspn roasted sesame seeds
3-4 tbspn grated jaggery (adjust as per taste) (I like it sweet!)
2 tsp red chilly pwd
a pinch of haldi
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbspn oil
salt as per taste
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Step 1: Heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds. As they crackle, add cumin seeds. 
Step 2: Reduce the heat. Add haldi, red chilly pwd, immediately followed with the tomatoes.
Step 3: Mix well. Add salt & cook for 5 mins. (No need to cover)
Step 4: Add jaggery, sesame seeds. Mix well & cook for another 10 mins or till the water evaporates. Saute well on high flame for last 2 mins. 
Step 5: Turn off heat & garnish with coriander. 

Note: This sabji does not look green in spite of using green raw tomatoes. The red chilly, jaggery & last 2 mins sauteing process is something that will make the difference.


Shraddha Bhowad February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

हॉस्टेलमध्ये असताना एकदा मेसला सुट्टी असताना पूर्ण आठवडा ही भाजी करुन खाल्ल्याचे आठवते. प्रत्येक दिवशी दोन वेळा!
:-/ जशी पाहीजे तशी आंबट गोडसर चव मात्र एकदाच आली, बाकीच्या वेळेस मी पाट्या टाकल्या बहुतेक! :-D
मला स्वत:ला जेवण बनवण्यापेक्षा कुणीतरी जेवण बनवताना बघायला आवडतं. खिलवण्यापेक्षा खायला आवडतं. तुझे प्रयोग मी म्हणूनच आवडीने वाचले.
गीता, अगं इमेजेस सॉलिड गंडतात तुझ्या. खूप ब्लर येतात. डिजीकँम असेल तर आयसो मोड वापरुन बघ ना. रेसिपीज चा ब्लॉग म्हणजे फोटोतली काळीमिरी पण दिसावी आणि त्याने तोँडाला पाणी सुटावं. तुझं डेकोरेशन 1 नंबर असून काय फायदा जर ते फोटोत दिसतच नसेल? असं अर्थात मला वाटतंय. तुझा याबद्दलचा टेक काहीतरी वेगळा असू शकतो नक्कीच.

Eat & Burpp February 22, 2011 at 5:05 PM

@श्रद्धा: एवढ्या मोठ्या प्रतिसादाबद्दल खूप खूप आभार!! बरोबर आहे तुझ अब्ज़र्वेशन. पण माझयाकडे कॅमरा नाहीए ग!! मी आपली मोबाइलने काढते फोटो. पण आता लवकरच घेईल कॅमरा....मग छान फोटो येतील. Then you will have no complaints!! :)

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