Egg Thoran with Tomatillo
Posted by Annita on July 10, 2006
|I’ve got this new Egg Thoran recipe from June edition of ‘Vanitha’.But instead of the green unripened tomatoes mentioned in the recipe ,i’ve used tomatillos for a change.I’ve always wanted to try out this unfamiliar vegetable ,and this time I took the risk.But it came out really really well.Tomatillo is a spherical,green vegetable with a paper like husk all over it and about the size of a large cherry tomato.They grow to maturity inside this husk.As it ripes,the color of the husk changes from green to light brown,and the fruit from green to pale yellow.It is the freshness and greenness of the husk that determines its quality. Fruit should be firm and bright green as the green colour and tart flavour are the main culinary contributions of the fruit.To me,it tasted like ‘IlumbiPuli'(Sorry,I don’t know its English name).
Tomatillos are native to Mexico and they are used as an excellent base for Salsas.They belong to the same family as tomotoes,and when the husk is removed it looks almost like green tomatoes.But they actually taste nothing like green tomatoes. The tomatillo has a tart, lemony flavor that is enhance when cooked.The inside is white and fleshy than a tomato.Tomatillos are rich in vitamin A&C.
Here goes the original recipe from Vanitha…
Green tomatoes (deseeded and chopped fine)- 3 cup
|Beat the eggs well and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Stir in Curry leaves,Onion,Ginger and Green chillies and saute for a while.Add salt and chopped tomatillos ,and saute until it is cooked well.
Now reduce the heat and add beated egg and grated coconut into it.Scramble it well.Simmer for 2-3 mts stirring in between.It goes well with rice.
Courtesy :- Omana Thomas,Trivandrum – June Second Edition,VANITHA.
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