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Green Tomato Pickle

25 Jun

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Pacchi Tomato Ooragaya

Green tomatoes are unripe tomatoes. Since the unripe tomatoes are raw, this pickle stays for couple of weeks. This is simple green tomato pickle made by chopping up the green tomatoes and mixing it with coarsely ground garlic, red chile powder and salt. Sesame oil is generally used as a pickle base since it enhances the flavor of the pickle.
Makes: around 1 Cup of green tomato pickle

Ingredients:

Green Tomatoes 4 – 5 small
Garlic 10 medium Pods
Red Chile Powder 1 heaped tbsp
Salt 1/2 tbsp
Sesame Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Clean, wash and pat dry green tomatoes.
Once dry, chop the green tomatoes into small pieces.
Peel, remove hard ends and roughly chop garlic pods.
Grind the garlic pods coarsely in a spice grinder.

In a clean and dry mixing bowl, add chopped green tomatoes, ground garlic, red chile powder and salt.
Use a pestle to slightly mash all the ingredients till tomatoes leave little juice.
Pour sesame oil on to the mashed pickle and mix thoroughly.
Take the pickle into a clean dry jar and store tight.
Use green tomato pickle after a day.
Notes:Green tomato pickle stays fresh for couple of weeks if taken pickling precautions.

Suggestions: If pickle needs more salt or red chile powder, add them. Make sure green tomatoes are not too juicy.
Variations: Chop the tomato very fine to reduce the mature time. You can also make talimpu at end with mustard seeds and curry leaves if you wish.
Other Names: Unripe Tomato Pickle, Simple Raw Tomato Pickle.