How To Cook Tomatoes in A Microwave

How To Cook Tomatoes in A Microwave

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Many people use tomatoes with the peel on for almost all dishes, just because it takes too much time to blanch them.

However, for some dishes, it is essential to cook and peel the tomatoes before chopping or blending them in order to get the right texture and intense flavour.

We have used blanched tomatoes in recipes like Pizza Sauce, Mexican Salsa,Makai Khumb Jalfrazie, Paneer Korma , Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy and many more.

You do not need to compromise on this any more, because cooking tomatoes is a breeze in the Microwave oven. Minutes is all it takes to cook them, and so easily too!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 tomatoes
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For Cooking Tomatoes In A Microwave
2 large tomatoes

For cooking tomatoes in a microwave

    For cooking tomatoes in a microwave
  1. To cook tomatoes in a microwave, make two light criss-cross slits on 2 large tomatoes and place them in a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove, cool slightly and peel it.
  2. When chopped it will yield 1 cup.
  3. When blended it will yield ¾ cup.
Nutrient values per tomatoe
Energy16 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates2.9 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A280.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C21.6 mg
Folic Acid24 mcg
Calcium38.4 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium10.3 mg
Potassium116.8 mg
Zinc0 mg
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How To Cook Tomatoes In A Microwave

  1. How To Cook Tomatoes In A Microwave. Microwave is multi-purpose equipment if you really know the different ways to use it. People mostly use it to reheat the food but, many process like boiling, blanching and roasting can be made easier using it. Below are some ways to use microwave in an Indian kitchen :   

Method To Cook Tomatoes In A Microwave

  1. For Cooking The Tomato In A Microwave, wash 2 large tomatoes very well. They must be ripe and firm.
  2. Make two light criss-cross slits (an X) on the bottom of washed tomatoes. Creating an "x" will help loosen the skin, making it very easy to peel once cooked.
  3. Place them in a microwave-safe plate or a bowl.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Depending upon the size of the tomato and power rating of the microwave, you might need to microwave the tomato for another 30 seconds if not blanched completely. Aldo, ripe tomatoes will take lesser time to blanch as compared to slight green tomatoes. Be cautious though, if you microwave for too long, you will end up cooking the tomato rather than just loosening the skin.
  5. Take out the tomatoes out of microwave. You will see the skin has wrinkled and split.
  6. Cool them slightly and then peel them away from the “X” and discard the skin. The peels will come off easily if they have been cooked properly. Be careful as the flesh inside Cooked Tomatoes In A Microwave will be too hot to touch.
  7. Now you can use Cooked Tomatoes In A Microwave the way you want. When chopped it will yield around 1 cup or if you want to make a tomato puree, cool down the tomatoes completely and transfer into a mixer jar. When blended Cooked Tomatoes In A Microwave will yield ¾ cup of blanched tomato puree. Mixed vegetables in a microwave , Cooking corn in a microwave , Method of cooking green peas in a microwave are some other recipes which will help fasten your cooking process.


How To Cook Tomatoes in A Microwave
 on 25 Jun 19 07:59 PM

Phew, I could have saved a lot of time and energy peeling these the classic way. Now I am trying to type this comment with burnt fingertips. The middle is perfectly cooked, ready to eat, juicy and tasty. Some advice on the peeling process once they come out of the microwave and how much of the meat is expected to come off with the skin or how to rescue that would have been helpful. Also how do you adapt to different batches? I had seven rather small tomatoes so guestimated 5 minutes. And what is meant by ''high''? My Mum''s microwave''s high is a lot lower than ours at home.
Tarla Dalal
27 Jun 19 12:03 PM
   Hi, Tomatoes cooked in any way will always be very hot to touch so allow it to cool slightly. High in a microwave means on 100 %
How To Cook Tomatoes In A Microwave
 on 08 Oct 15 10:40 AM

I like cooking in a microwave, so i really liked this method is cooking tomatoes. Really quick and easy. During parties this helps alot as you can just place it in the microwave and move to other work.