Monday, 27 July 2009

Tomato Bajji

If you have many tomatoes been lying around for days and dont know what to do...then here is a simple recipe to do away with them, beautifully! Its a sweet and sour dish and to balance the taste you could throw in a few green chillies. The Tomatoes have to be cooked till they have all mashed up and has gained a uniform consistency. You could use a masher for help too. It tastes good with Dosa, Idly, Chappathi and Rice...especially good a combination with Yoghurt rice!

Tomato- 4 medium sized (To be finely chopped)
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Tamarind- 1 Tiny lemon sized
Salt to taste
Jaggery- 3 tsp
Oil- 1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Red Chilly- 1 (Broken into peices)
Asafoetida/Hing- A pinch
Curry leaves- Few
Coriander- Few twigs

Put the finely chopped Tomatoes into a vessel and add Turmeric. Add 1/4 cup of water and few peices of Curry leavaes. Let the Tomatoes cook till they are mashed up. You could use a masher to just mash them up. Now add 1 Tsp of Tamarind juice, Jaggery and salt. Let it boil for few minutes. In a pan, add oil. When its hot, add Urad Dal, Mustard seeds and Red chilly. When the mustard seeds splutter, add Asafoetida/Hing and the Curry leaves. Pour this seasoning into the dish. Add chopped Coriander leaves and its ready!

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 2 people


  1. Finaly, I have tried Tomato Bajji. First thing I thought when I tasted it, it is Indian food. You can't mix up taste with something else. Very tasty. Thank you very much for this recipe. Maria

  2. Thank you, Maria. Its nice that you have tried cooking Indian food and hope you continue liking the tastes.

  3. Hey thanks a lot Vidya , I tried the tomato bajji , i was a bit hesitant over the adding of jaggery , but really it was realle commendable thanks a lot

  4. Nice to know that you gave Tomato Bajji a shot, Nithi. Hope you find more recipes which you might enjoy cooking! Thank you, Nithi!


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