May 3, 2012

Tamatar Par Idu

Tamatar Par Idu

Eggs baked on a thick tomato gravy. A very popular dish in Parsi cuisine. Recipe adapted from Femina.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 – 30 minutes

Serves: 4


2 tablespoons ghee

2 onion, one sliced fine, one chopped fine

1 tablespoon ginger – garlic paste

1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ cup tomato puree (50 ml or 3 tablespoons)

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

4 eggs


Heat ghee in a pan and add sliced onions. Fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.

Add ginger – garlic paste and stir well.

Add coriander leaves, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.

Add tomato puree and salt to taste. Cook uncovered till almost dry.

Add vinegar and sugar.

Transfer tomato mixture in a baking dish and with the back of a spoon make four well in the mixture.

Break an egg into each well and bake in a pre heated oven (OTG) at 180 * C or 350* F until the eggs are set or put in a pan and cook on low heat. Serve hot with Rotis / Bread / Pulao ..

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