Tomato Fritters Chaat

28 Jul

Tomato Bajji Masala.

Whole tomatoes are dipped in besan batter and deep fried on medium heat till golden brown. The tomato fritters are then halved and the juices are scooped out. Chopped onion, spices and herbs are added to the juices and this mixture is filled into the tomatoes and served immediately.
Makes: 4 Servings of Tomato Fritters Chaat.


Ripe Tomato 2 Medium
Besan / Gram Flour 5 tbsps
Soda bi Carb a Pinch
Onion 1
Roasted Peanuts 2 tbsps
Chaat Masala 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Thoroughly wash the tomatoes and pat them dry.

In a deep small mixing bowl, add besan, soda bi carb, few pinches of red chili powder and salt.
Pour enough water to make the mixture into somewhat thick batter.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat.
When oil gets hot, dip the tomato into the besan batter and thoroughly coat it with thick besan batter.
Carefully and slowly drop the coated tomato into the hot oil.

Deep fry the tomato until it turns light golden brown all over (around 5 minutes).
Scoop the hot oil from the deep frying pan and pour over the just dropped tomato if the oil is not deep enough to soak the tomato.
Remove the tomato fritter onto a absorbent paper.
Repeat the same with the other tomato.
Cool down the deep fried tomato a bit and cut it into halves.

Scoop the juicy part of the tomato with help of a sharp edged spoon into a small mixing bowl.
Repeat the same with remaining tomato halves.
To the mixing bowl having the tomato pulp and juices, add chopped onion, cilantro, lemon juice, roasted peanuts, red chili powder, chaat masala and salt.
Mix well and adjust any seasoning if required.
Fill the emptied tomato halves with the just prepared tomato onion mixture.
Garnish with cilantro and serve tomato fritters chaat immediately.
Notes: Make sure to get the besan batter right.

Suggestions: Adjust the deep frying time of the tomato according to its size.
Variations: Use ripe roma tomatoes in place of vine tomatoes if desired.
Other Names: Tomato Fritters Chaat, Tomato Bajji Masala.

15 Responses to “Tomato Fritters Chaat”

  1. Priti July 28, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Wonderful recipe …so new to me …looks fab

  2. Hari Chandana July 28, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Very interesting recipe.. looks very tempting and delicious.. awesome shot too.

  3. Mythreyee July 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    very nice recipe…i am really hungry now and wrong time to see this mouth watering photo…lovely.

  4. Madhuri July 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    haha , from your tweet picture i thought they are rasgullas simmering in sugar syrup. But turned out you were deep frying these round bajjis in oil. Anyways the picture itself is mouth watering. Good recipe !

  5. chaitra July 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    Chala bavundhi anusha garu,chakkaga present chesaru .e challati sayantram elaga vedi vedi vi thinte ahhhhaaaaaaa

  6. vilekha July 29, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    i’ll defnitely try this..really new for me never heard tomato bajji;s………..thanx raaji for this recipe………………

  7. sateesh July 29, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    Try to put that in boiled egg shell….. 🙂

  8. sateesh July 29, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    Hey i searched for paani puri…. not found !! 😦

  9. Raji July 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    @Priti definitely wonderful recipe. thx
    @Hari Chandana thank you. it is delicious.
    @Mythreyee that happened to one more person i knew. am happy as always when that happens. thanks
    @Madhuri i know. lol. pls keep guessing though. its a very good recipe. thank you
    @chaitra ohoooo. amrutam. seriously. give it a try. thanks
    @vilekha oh you should give this a try. let me know once you do. thank you
    @sateesh ya egg bajji can be prepared with same method.
    and here is pani puri recipe for you. its in chaat section of browse page

  10. neetu August 2, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    realy so nice recipe with tomato

  11. rekha prashanth August 2, 2010 at 1:07 am #

    its nice to look at..hope it will be delicious..will try one day for sure and let u know how is this

  12. Raji August 11, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    @neetu its awesome recipe. thx
    @rekha prashanth it tastes a zillion times better than it looks. pls do try. thx

  13. anju ray February 21, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    itzz a very gud recipie………… try at home

  14. G.S.Suri January 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    Today I have seen this wonderful recipe & my mouth filled with automatically incoming water as usually comes after getting a smell of preparing spicy food,

  15. jaya September 5, 2012 at 4:34 am #

    really great recipes… thanks for all the mouth watering recipes… keep it up your good hearth to share the recipes with us

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