Tomatillo (pronounced toh-MAH-tee-YO) is a relative of the tomato family. Tomatillos are of Mexican origin but are now grown in many other places in the Western hemisphere. The fruit is surrounded by a thin paper-like brownish husk and is ideal for use when it is still green.
I made a chutney using tomatillos for the first time, over the weekend and just loved it.
2 tomatillos, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
5-6 green chillies, chopped finely
½ tsp ginger paste
½ tsp garlic paste
¼ cup roasted peanuts
1 small piece of jaggery
1 Tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Heat the oil in a pan. Sauté the onions, add the ginger-garlic pastes and green chillies followed by the chopped tomatillos and jaggery.
Cook till the tomatillos are done and turn to mush.
Allow the mixture to cool & then blend well along with roasted peanuts to get a thick chutney.
This chutney would be the perfect accompaniment to these instant dosas or even these not-so-instant dosas. It would also make a great tangy dip for baked tortillas or could even serve as a spread on any kind of toasted bread.
I had it with some hot dosas and it was really good. This is one chutney I will definitely be making again.