Pacha Tomato Kootu

It’s not always you find green tomatoes ,so when the other day saw some in the vegetable shop brought it and made kootu with it. Not much of difference than any other kootu except for the fact that this has a little tangy taste.


Pacha tomato — 1/2 kg

Moong dal— 1/2 cup

Coconut — 1/2 cup

Channa dal — 1 tablespoon

Whole pepper. — 1/2 teaspoon

Cummin seeds — 1/2 teaspoon

Dry red chili — 1

Mustard seed — 1/2 teaspoon

Urad dal — 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder. — 1/2 teaspoon

Salt — 1 teaspoon

Sesame oil — 2-3 teaspoons

Few curry leaves.


Wash and pressure cook the moong dal. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and cook it along with salt and turmeric . Heat one spoon of oil and fry the channa dal, pepper, cumin seeds and red chili till the dal changes color. Now grind the fried ingredients with coconut adding water to get a smooth paste. Once the tomatoes are cooked ( the tomatoes shouldn’t become mushy) add the cooked moong dal mix well,cook for an minute . Now add the grounded paste stir and further cook for two minutes. Now for the tempering heat the remaining oil add the mustard seeds when they crackle add the urad dal when the dal changes color add the curry leaves. Add this tempering to the kootu. Enjoy Pacha tomatoes kootu with a simple rasam rice or its a good side dish for chapati.

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