Baghara Tamatar

Baghara Tamatar

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Baghara Tamatar, cooked in the microwave this recipe is extremely simple and quick to make, just perfect when you are too lazy to cook or are short of other vegetables.

This subzi is made with a combination of chopped tomatoes and tomato pulp and tempered with a wide assortment of seeds and spice powders, which gives it a super peppy flavour and aroma too.

Enjoy this simple tasty dish with rotis or Parathas or just plain bread .

Baghara Tamatar recipe - How to make Baghara Tamatar

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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For the powder

    For the powder
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes stirring once in between after every 1½ minutes.
  2. Remove, cool and grind to a powder in a mixer. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the oil, nigella seeds, mustard seeds and coriander seeds and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onions and curry leaves, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the prepared powder, tomatoes, tomato pulp, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and 1 tablespoon water, mix well. Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with steamed rice or pulao.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy158 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates8.8 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat11.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A439.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.9 mg
Vitamin C31.3 mg
Folic Acid35.8 mcg
Calcium137.3 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium14.8 mg
Potassium177.3 mg
Zinc0.9 mg


Baghara Tamatar
 on 05 Jan 12 07:11 AM

This is an amazing dish and actually so easy to make in the microwave. I made it yesterday in desperation, by browsing the site for microwave recipes as we ran out of cooking gas and as usual the gas company won't deliver for 3 days. (Wah India!) I have been averse to m/w cooking in principle but this dish (and TarlaD's magic) changed my attitude. First takeaway, 'extremely tasty'. The baghaar (tadka) can be tatsed in every morsel! I did not have curry patta. But I added hara dhaniya. I used a little more than 2tbs onion, and I am now wondering about using saunf also, the next time. Best of all, my dish turned out looking exactly like this picture here! But.... the powder. It equals 3 tbsp, and I used slightly less than half. It seemed like a lot. I feel it may take away the tangy taste of tomates if I used 3 tbsp. That is the only chaange I wd reccomend. Great dish! Made my parathas in the oven-grill and then decided the gas wala can go take a walk!