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October 9, 2008

Tomatillo(Green Tomato) Kootu

Tomatillos(also called green tomatoes) are cheap and available easily in any grocery store. I love its tangy flavor. This kootu can be made quickly and had with rice or roti.

To pressure cook:
4-5 small tomatillos(husk should be peeled)
1 green chilli
Moong dhal-1/3 cup
Shredded/frozen coconut-2 tbsp
Hing-a pinch
Turmeric powder-a pinch

Oil-1 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilli-2
Curry leaves-a few

Pressure cook all of the above ingredients for 2 whistles.
Do the seasoning and simmer the mixture for 2 minutes.
Serve with rice or roti.


  1. wow! ur tomatillo kootu looks yummy on a bed of soft fluffy rice. what's missing is a vegetable poriyal, some pickles, papads & u r good to go. will try this recipe soon.thanx

  2. by the way i've subscibed to ur blog coz i don't wanna miss ur wonderful recipes.

  3. kanna,
    you are right. Tomatillo has a tangy flavor.It tastes good. Kootu looks yummy.As Sweetbites said,some pickles makes it great.

  4. delicious Mahimaa. looking very tempting. I have never used green tomatos. bookmarked it will try at least once. likes the texture :)

  5. Kalakkara! Have used tomatillos in only green salsa, and that too learnt from my Spanish friend. Not even my own idea...
    Kootu sounds perfect. Why don't you try sending it to the "original recipes" event by Lore?

  6. yr kootu is wonderful and delish. My mom prepare this very nice and tasty but in diff way. we can use red tomatoes too.

  7. hey mahimaa..thats tempting dear..
    havent tasted tomatillo yet :( shud try..
    n reg ur doubt with burfi..yeah it can be prepared on stove top also..but stirring stirring...I get irritated :)

  8. It should have tasted great Mahimaa.I too have prepared only salsa with tomatillos..

  9. Green tomato sounds tangy and delicious..

  10. Your tomatillo kootu looks amazingly yummy ....good one :)

  11. I never buy green tomatillos, good try I should make them too...

  12. That is a old post right?
    The oven should have an instruction guide, no?
    If you are scared to do it the first time, call the maintenance people and ask them for help. Most of the cases they are happy to help.

  13. loos so yum. I hv never cooked with green tomatoes.. will try it:-)


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