Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tomato Masala

Though I prepare this tomato slice (as we call it) very often at home, I just cant resist the temptation & every-time postpone taking the pictures of them. To add to that, hubby says.., next time !! Now that I have got many requests for this tomato masala, I had to force myself to take pictures before jumping on them.

This is a street food of Mysore & a must after spicy churmuri. I'm missing those vontikoppal days (Vontikoppal is one of the locations in Mysore). Though it is available in Bangalore, the taste of tomato slice(masala) from Mysore is just mouth-watering. What say Mysooreans? If you happen to visit Mysore, dont forget to eat this chaat.For those who cannot visit Mysore, here is the recipe. Though this recipe yields you yummy tomato masala.., it cannot beat the roadside ones ;)

Tomato : 1 no (big one, take ripened & firm ones)
Onion: 1
Carrot: 1 small sized
Dhania powder/Coriander powder: a pinch on each slice
Chat masala: a pinch on each slice
Salt: According to taste (I add a pinch on each slice)
Red chilli powder: a pinch on each slice
Green chilli paste: a pinch on each slice
Sev: As much as you want (Refer here for the recipe or buy from Indian supermarkets)
Puffed rice/Puri/Murmura: As much as you want (I added a tbsp on each slice)
Fried peanuts/Congress: As much as you want
Finely chopped cilantro : A big pinch on each slice
Lemon juice: 2-3 drops on each slice

Note: Please dont look for sev in the photos. I didnot have sev handy & hence skipped them.

  • Finely chop the onions, grate the carrot & keep them aside.

  • Cut the tomato into slices. Place these slices next to each other on a plate.

  • Smear the salt, red chilli powder, green chilli paste. Sprinkle chaat masala, coriander powder. Put a tsp of chopped onions & grated carrot on each slice.

  • Generously sprinkle roasted peanuts, sev & puffed rice.

  • Sprinkle some lemon juice on each of the slices & enjoy immediately.

Salt, red chilli & green chilli paste have to be smeared/sprinkled first. This helps the tomato to absorb the salt & chilli well, making the dish salty, spicy & tangy.


  1. wow what a click...must be delicious...

  2. wow what a click...must be delicious...

  3. You took me down memory lane tho my high school and college days in Mysore. So so yummy! Also the same masala on cucumber slices too. Delish!

  4. I love churmuri and have a post in my blog... but your tomato masala looks tempting and nice recipe... will try on my next trip to India :)

  5. hi sushma,
    Slurrrrrrrrrrp :) I love this!! B'lre nalli saha idu sigatte,my mouth is watering kanri :) aha! yentha adbhuta snaps my Blore memories refreshed ...

  6. Sush dear this looks going to try this very soon..thanks for sharing :)

  7. Hi Sush,
    I love this chat, you revived my Blore memories :) you've made it just like they prepare it in the chaat outlets :)

  8. I had almost forgot about this chat.I was eating this and in Bangalore and with my brother in Mysore. Thanks for reminding me about this wonderful and tasty chat, will surely make this.

  9. Lovely and simple dish. Guilt free snack.

  10. Hi Sushma,

    I have an Award for you in my blog. Pls do accept it.

    I like this tomato masala..

  11. wow the tomato masala looks yummy and nice.

  12. Oh Lovely... I realised it has been such a long time that I actually had one! Miss Mysore and all the Chumuri Gaadis..

  13. Looks similar to bhel right. have not heard of this befroe but it looks great.

  14. Wat a gorgeous dish, awesome clicks..

  15. ayyo nan favorite snack kanri...i am all drooling now over tat last picture

  16. Hi sush, pls do come and collect ur award from my blog...

  17. Really a simple and easy food to prepare. We usually eat Tomato masala outside. It is called as street food.. Good that you taught us how to prepare.

  18. wow yummy.u got me thinking abt the gaadi panipuri and chaat in Blore.
    Looks so good,who can resist a spicy and tangy dish like this.

  19. never heard of this but it looks really good.. simple and tasty. a nice snack

  20. Yum! Quick and delicious :)



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