Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tomatillo and Spinach Chutney

What I used:

Tomatillos :  4 nos.
Spinach : 3 handfuls of leaves
Tamarind : 2 marble sized (Soak in a little amount of water)
Red chillies : 4 to 5
Coriander seeds : 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds : 1 tsp
Salt : as required
Garlic cloves : 3 nos.
Oil : 1 tbsp

For Tadka
Asafoetida : a big pinch
Red chillies : 2 broken into small bits
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
Oil : 2 tsp

What I did:
  • Wash and drain spinach leaves.  Wash and cut tomatillos into big chunks.
  • Heat a tbsp of oil in a kadai on medium high flame and add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds and saute for a while.
  • Allow them to splutter and add green chillies and garlic cloves.  
  • Stir and add tomatillo chunks and spinach leaves.
  • Add salt and cook covered for about 7 to 10 minutes stirring occassionally.
  • Tomatillos release water while cooking.  Cook till almost all the water is evaporated.
  • Let cool and grind in a mixer grinder along with soaked tamarind.  Adjust the salt if any.  Transfer to a bowl.
  • Heat oil for tadka and add all the tadka ingredients.  When the seeds crackle pour it onto the chutney.
  • Serve with plain rice, roti or dosas.


  1. Hi...Looks so yummy and healthy but it is new to me though.....

  2. the green tomatoes and spinach thats really nice combination.. very healthy one too..

  3. vasavi thanks for the wonderful comments.. u have a very nice space. sure will come often..

  4. hi vasavi ,
    chutney looks delicious n healthy ....i love spinach n can have it in any form ,combo with green tomatoes sounds interesting ....this chutney is new to me n i am sure it tastes gr8 to ur blog ...u got a beautiful space here ...if u get time do visit my blog



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