I will call this recipe Tomat illa (illa means “not available” in Kannada) Verde Salsa. As Tomatillo (pronounced “toe-mah-TEE-yo”) is not available in India, I prepared this using Raw Tomato as it looks very similar to Tomatillo. About the taste, I am not sure whether it is the same. Anyway, this sauce with Jalopeno / Shimla Mirchi poppers tasted just right.
Time Required: 20 Minutes
1 Tomatillo / Raw Tomato
1 Green Chili
2 Pods Garlic
1 Cup Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
Juice of half Lemon
Salt to taste
Roast Tomatillo or illa, Green Chili, Garlic, and Onion on direct fire or in an oven.
Chop them all.
Combine together and blend to a paste.
Remove to a bowl, add Salt, Lemon juice, and Cilantro.
Mix well and serve Tomatillo Verde Salsa with bread or Jalapeno poppers.