Surat is world famous for its diamonds but it is also very well known for its street side dishes and beverages like Cold Coco and Instant Undhiyu. Today, I bring to you yet another very renowned delectable Tomato Pakora/Bhajiya.
This recipe is not only feast for your tongue but also for your eyes. A juicy red tomato with gold brown outer nugget is undeniably something no one can ever resist!
You can enjoy this scrumptious dish with tomato sauce or with Green Chutney.
Surati Tomato Bhajiya Recipe and Text Recipe Below
- 3 large Tomatoes
- 1 Cup Chickpea flour
- 1/3 Cup Roughly chopped coriander
- 5-6 Green chili
- 7-8 Garlic Cloves
- 1 inch Ginger
- 1/2 Tsp Carom seeds
- 1/2 Tsp Black salt
- 1 Tsp Roasted Cumin powder
- 1 Tsp Dry Fenugreek leaves
- 2 Tbsp Namkeen sev
- Salt to taste
- In a mixing jar, add green chilies, chopped ginger & garlic, and chopped coriander leaves. Now cover the lid and grind it. Next add roasted cumin seed powder, black salt and bhujiya, salt to taste, one tbsp water, and grind again.
Preparing the Tomatoes
- Chop off the top of tomatoes and cut it into thick slices.
- In a large mixing bowl add gram-flour, palm crushed carom seeds and fenugreek leaves, salt to taste 1/4th tsp turmeric powder (optional) and mix all the dry ingredients.
- Add water accordingly and prepare a thick batter.
- Add a pinch of eno and hot oil. Whisk for a minute.
- Now apply spoon full of tick chutney on top of all tomato slices.
- Heat oil in a vessel.
- Once medium hot, dip tomato slices loaded with green chutney in batter and coat evenly and gently place then in the vessel.
- Flip it multiple times to make it cook evenly and until light golden in color.
- Similarly, dip other pieces and fry them. Chutney side of the tomato slice should face upwards.
- Take them out in a kitchen towel-lined plate and serve.
Enjoy your monsoon evenings with these mouthwatering tamatar bhajiya, a specialty all the way from Surat! Do try this recipe and let me know your feedback. I will love to hear from you guys!
Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world.