December 22, 2009

Tomato Bharta

I got this recipe from an online cookbook, & I dont really remember the source. I made this ages & I really really loved it. I saw it in the drafts just yesterday, & I wonder why I never made it again. ( Don't you think there are too many 'I's out there ?? )

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This comes in handy when there are absolutely no fancy vegetables in the pantry & you just have some basics stocked up.

You Will Need:

  • 3-4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 medium sized onions - chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanuts - roasted
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Cilantro for garnish

Method:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric & salt.
  • Make tiny slits on the tomatoes & marinate for about 30 mins.
  • Meanwhile, gring roasted peanuts & poppy seeds in a fine paste adding a dash of water.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add chopped onions & saute until pink. To this, add the tomatoes from the marinade & cook until tender.
  • Now, add the yogurt mixture & cook until the gravy thickens.
  • To this, add the peanuts-poppy seeds paste, Garam Masala & mix well.

Garnish with chopped Cilantro & serve HOT .. Enjoi !!!

Eat it with rice or Phulkas, or serve with some Jeera Rice. Either way, you will love it.

NOTE: Next time, I will add some green peas along. I think, they will add a nice bite.

59 comments:

sangeeta said...

the tomato bharta looks awesome Deesha !!
this is different than what we make , i have a recipe in my archives of a very simple bharta...this one looks richer in texture n taste...

Indhu said...

ooohh... this looks really yummy... the wonders that marinating can do... am definitely making this :)

Jaya said...

looks so good , yeah I think some peas/frozen corn will add up extra :)..
hugs and smiles

lata raja said...

The colour and texture are very nice. Sounds awesomely flavourful.

Gulmohar said...

Looks beautiful...must be yummy too :-)

Madhu said...

I'll always have tomato and onions.. this recipe looks so tasty.Sure will try this..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

this is defntly new to me.neat one

Priya said...

Looks fantastic and beautiful..

Cham said...

This one is quiet different with yogurt and peanut!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats really mouthwatering dish.. yumm, looks so perfect offcourse your photo too .

SE(Denufood) said...

yummy...that looks very delicious..love tomatoes in my food.

PJ said...

wow, this looks really yummy and so unique! I have never tasted such tomatoes, yogurt with peanuts-poppy seeds combination before! Can't wait to try it :) Beautiful picture too!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Simple and flavourful!

Shri said...

The bhartha looks lovely, Deesha:-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

bookmarked to try. new and different recipe. it will be worth the try.

Nags said...

definitely bookmarked! I am sure it will taste good with dosa :)

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Arch said...

This is really new - never heard of a tomato bharta - sounds delicious...

Sonia said...

Tomato bharta? It's totally new dish...your pic is so attractive just like restaurant style. :)
btw, I like your blog gal..clutter-free and neat & clean! :)

priya said...

looks so tempting and delicious!!...very nice presentation, dear!

Suma Rajesh said...

soo tempting dish..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

New recipe to me,but sure tempts a lot to try!

sra said...

We make this v often - I mean, a tomato curry with curds v often, but the marination and the peanuts are new to me. Our recipe is simple - onion, spices, tomatoes, a little water, and curds at the end!

sra said...

And it's the first time I've heard of a 'tomato bharta' - interesting, isn't it, how you can never imagine some things differently?

Sheetal Kiran said...

I have so many days when there's precious little to cook with ... this bharta sounds totally perfect for those days!!

Vidhya said...

tomato bharta looks really yummy Deesha

Anu said...

I made this today and simply loved it. I chopped the marinated tomatoes before sauteeing them. I wasn't clear if you mentioned it.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Sounds new to me...
Will soon give a try!!!

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Laavanya said...

WHat a unique preparation - sounds fantastic.

Aux délices des gourmets said...

une bonne recette j'en prends note
joyeux noël et à bientôt

Parita said...

Wow this is something new and different curry..must try for me!

DEESHA said...

@ Anu - I am so glad you liked it. Thanks for trying. Thanks for pointing it out girl, wjat I did was while the tomatoes were cooking, I gave them a gentle mash, that way there were a few rustic bites, but as yu said, one can certainly go ahead & chop them

notyet100 said...

mmm i will give this try soon...merry christmas

Preety said...

vMerry X'mas & Happy New Year

Sushma Mallya said...

seems tangy and really delicious,and Merry xmas and a very happy new year to you and your family..

Red Chillies said...

Looks pretty good Deepthi... wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

s said...

Oh yum..am bookmarking this...

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh Deesha, my mouth is watering!

Happy Holidays!

delhibelle said...

looks completely delicious

rekhas kitchen said...

I make bharta with eggplant and potato but never tried with tomato interesting and looks mouthwatering...

hintofsaffron said...

This looks absolutely delish! Especially eating with hot Phulkas and ghee. Yum.

Food Fanatic said...

hey deesha, ur tomato bharta looks delicious. i swear to try this!!

Nostalgia said...

Lovely and great pictures too.

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farida said...

Looks delicious! Happy new year to you and your loved ones. Wishing you lots of delicious days;)

jayasri said...

That is one good looking colourful bowl, I have tried using peanut and poppy seeds, will surely give this a try, I came by to wish you and your family a very happy and properous new year dear.., and love to see lot more dishes from your blog in the year ahead

Vani said...

Happy New Year, Deesh! The bharta sounds delicious!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Tomato Bartha looks awesome Deesha.. wish you a very happy and prosperous new year Deesha.. :)

meeso said...

Wow, that looks and sounds amazing! I'm bookmarking :P

Padhu said...

This recipe is quite interesting! I have bookmarked to try it .

Jennifer said...

I've just discovered your blog. I'm definitely going to try this recipe today itself. It sounds delicious.

Jennifer said...

And it turned out great... :)
Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

how should I marinate the tomatoes?

DEESHA said...

Dear Anon,

you marinate tomatoes, by immersing slit tomatoes in the yogurt-spice mixture that is mentioned in step 1

Vanamala Hebbar said...

yummy recipe...new to me

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Suma said...

Have never tried making bharta with tomato. Sounds great! Beautiful clicks and recipes here...

Raw_Girl said...

Just had tomato bharta for dinner and so glad I found yor recipe. YUM!

Amit said...

My daughter is a big fan of tomato Bharta. She had for the first time in Bidar and ever since looks for the same in restaurant menus. Today I cooked the same following your simple recipe and the end product was very delicious. Note: I do not cook regularly. But your simple directions and list of ingredients made the process very easy. I also chopped the tomatoes as suggested by some one in the comments after marination.