A South Indian Green Tomato Dal or Thakkali Masiyal is a delicious summer treat. A vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free recipe.
This incredibly delicious South Indian Green Tomato Dal, which goes by the name of Thakkali Masiyal in Tamil Nadu where it springs from, is quite easily one of my favorite recipes to make each summer.
Partly because that’s the only time of year I can actually get green, unripe tomatoes — in my backyard. Here in the northeastern United States, where I live, I have never actually seen anyone selling green tomatoes, although it could be different in the south where green tomatoes are consumed, most famously as fried green tomatoes. So if I want to make this recipe, I have no recourse but to make my own tomatoes.