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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A TIP ON GRATING TOMATO - TWO METHODS

Grating ripe tomatoes is a task. But, tomatoes can be grated with these 2 tricks.


It is difficult to grate tomatoes as it will easily slip off the hand and wound the hand. Generally tomatoes are pureed by blanching and peeling the skin. Pureeing the tomatoes in a mixie is another way. Coming to the interesting, tricky part....

To get a smooth tomato puree without the skin, I use this method. Certain gravy dishes will taste unique when pureed in this method.The pictures are self explanatory, yet a quick narration for amateurs.


METHOD 1:

Make a small cut , like a "+" or "x" on the smooth end of the tomato, using a knife. Hold the tomato on the stem end and grate using a grater. The skin stays back and an awesome puree is ready. You can apply this method when 1 or 2 tomatoes are used for a dish.

METHOD 2:

Half the tomatoes and grate through your palm. The skin stays back without wounding your hand.

31 comments :

  1. lovely tips for grating tomato.very useful thanks Shanthi for sharing this.

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  2. Very useful tip...gorgeous pics

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  3. Very useful tip for me..thanks for sharing!

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  4. Lovely tips.... and your blogs are awesome...

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments...Glad to follow you.

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  5. GOOD TIPS AND THANKS FOR SHARING

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  6. thank you for posting this useful tip

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  7. This is nice idea for pureeing,I usually grind in mixie..will try next time!

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  8. Very nice and useful post with explanatory pictures

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  9. this is really a good idea.Will try ..thnx :)

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  10. Nice tip shanthi Mami and wanted to let u know .. I tried ur sambar powder which is different than what we make . I just made in little quantity and loved it. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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  11. Nice tips...Thanks for sharing...Give us even more tips reg. cooking...

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  12. Nice tips...grating tomatoes for gravy dishes is regularly followed by North Indians and both the methods given by you for easy grating is really useful.The skin can be applied for face and serves as a kitchen easy facial for housewives I feel.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thanks for sharing these great tips with us, sounds much easier than what I do! Personally, I skin the tomatoes by cutting a cross through the skin at the base and then pouring some boiling water over it. This way the skin splits in 30 seconds and you can easily make a puree or chop the flesh.

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  14. hey thx for the nice tip...will note it down

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  15. Very Nice tip. Following your blog

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  16. Lovely tip shanthi mami...i normally use the first one as i am always scared that ill hurt myself!!! I love tomatoes in any form, and in this method we get the entire fruity flesh and the seeds if you need to!!!Thakkali rasam ku idhu romba super a irukkum!!!

    Shobha

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  17. Great Site.... first time here.... could you please post on how to cut[shape whether big or small or triangular] different vegetables for different gravies and side dishes....i m a beginner.. :)

    Thanks,very much...

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