T - Tameta na Bhajiya -street food from Surat, Gujarat

Tameta na Bhajiya are batter fried tomato fritters . Thick slices of tomatoes are layered with spicy chutney , dipped into a chickpea batter and fried to a golden.

Tameta is the Gujju pronunciation for Tomatoes and bhajiyas are fritters . Moving on Exploring the Flavours of Street Food , I have yet another street food from Surat .Surat is the hub of Street foods and I believe Surati ‘s step out at least twice a week to relish Street Food  of this city. Well if you get such delicious food , why not .

Street.food has always won my heart and I remember Tamatar ke Pakode being available in the mix of the pakoras sold in Delhi , but these available in Surat are very different from those . The tomato slices are cut thick and are layered with a spicy green chutney . This chutney is made by adding a bit of our regular ganthia, sev or papri which helps in binding the chutney . The chutney gets a wonderful texture and flavour with this farsan. Next they are batter dipped and fried to a golden . The batter is just the regular besan with salt and a pinch of turmeric .

Tameta na Bhajiya are served with Kadhi, which is a yogurt and chickpea flour  chutney . The chutney is sweet and spicy and served with most Gujrati snacks.

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Tameta na Bhajiya

Ingredients

2 tomatoes
1/2 cup green chutney

Batter

1 cup chickpea flour
Few coriander seeds
Pinch cooking soda
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

T - Tameta na Bhajiya Ingredients 2 tomatoes 1/2 cup green chutney Batter 1 cup chickpea flour Few coriander seeds Pinch cooking soda Salt to taste Oil to deep fry Kadhi Chutney 1 cup yoghurt 2 tbsp chickpea flour 11/2 cups water 1 tbsp ginger chilly paste Pinch citric acid Pinch turmeric Salt to taste Tempering 1 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds Pinch asafoetida Few curry leaves Preparing Tomatoes Wash and wipe the tomatoes . Cut into thick slices. Sprinkle salt on them. Apply a generous layer of chutney on tomato slices . Batter Prepare a batter by mixing all ingredients under batter. Make sure the batter is of medium consistency, it should not be very thin or very thick . Preparing Bhajiya Heat oil. Take a tomato slice , gently dip into the batter , chutney side on top . Drop into hot oil. Similarly drop other bhajiyas . Deep fry till golden and crisp . Chutney Mix and blend all ingredients under kadhi chutney . Heat oil . Add all tempering ingredients and add to the kadhi . Let cool for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thick . Serve the bhajiya with Kadhi Chutney .

Kadhi Chutney

1 cup yoghurt
2 tbsp chickpea flour
11/2 cups water
1 tbsp ginger chilly paste

1tsp sugar
Pinch citric acid
Pinch turmeric
Salt to taste

 

Tempering

1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch asafoetida
Few curry leaves

Preparing Tomatoes

Wash and wipe the tomatoes .
Cut into thick slices.
Sprinkle salt on them.
Apply a generous layer of chutney on tomato slices .

Batter

Prepare a batter by mixing all ingredients under batter.
Make sure the batter is of medium consistency, it should not be very thin or very thick .

Preparing Bhajiya

Heat oil.
Take a tomato slice , gently dip into the batter , chutney side on top .
Drop into hot oil.
Similarly drop other bhajiyas .
Deep fry till golden and crisp .

Chutney

Mix and blend all ingredients under kadhi chutney .
Heat oil .
Add all tempering ingredients and add to the kadhi .
Let cool for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thick

Serve the bhajiya with Kadhi Chutney .

Tameta na Bhajiya

Here is what I have been posting under Explore the Flavors

A – Agre ka Bhalla

B – Bhungra Bateta

C – Chole Chawal

D – Dahi Wada Aaloo Dum

E – Elaichi wali Chai

F – Fariyali Sabudana Khichadi

G – Garadu Chat

H – Halwa Nagori Poori Sabzi

I – Ice Dabeli

J – Jamun Kulfi

K – Kutchi Bread Channa

L – Laiya Channa

M – Matra Kulcha

N – Nadir Monje

O – Onion Samosas

P – Pav Pattice

S – Surati Paratha

 

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Tameta na Bhajiya
Tameta na Bhajiya are batter fried tomato fritters . Thick slices of tomatoes are layered with spicy chutney , dipped into a chickpea batter and fried to a golden.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Instructions
Preparing Tomatoes
  1. Wash and wipe the tomatoes .
  2. Cut into thick slices.
  3. Sprinkle salt on them.
  4. Apply a generous layer of chutney on tomato slices .
Batter
  1. Prepare a batter by mixing all ingredients under batter.
  2. Make sure the batter is of medium consistency, it should not be very thin or very thick .
Preparing Bhajiya
  1. Heat oil.
  2. Take a tomato slice , gently dip into the batter , chutney side on top .
  3. Drop into hot oil.
  4. Similarly drop other bhajiyas .
  5. Deep fry till golden and crisp .
Chutney
  1. Mix and blend all ingredients under kadhi chutney .
  2. Heat oil .
  3. Add all tempering ingredients and add to the kadhi .
  4. Let cool for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thick .
  5. Serve the bhajiya with Kadhi Chutney .
Recipe Notes

17 thoughts on “T – Tameta na Bhajiya”

  1. Wow Vaishali this is fantastic! Though we do get bajjis in our street vendors I don’t remember with tomatoes. I remember my MIL used to make it with some spicy stuffing, though this combination is mind blowing!

  2. wow this is fantastic di tameta ki bhajia looks so yummy, I have seen vendors making Tamato bhaji in the south this so delicious looking and to top it with the kadhi combo sounds marvaleous .. And the title for street food queen goes to you 🙂 You are awesome, I wish I could grab these from the screen , they look super tempting di 🙂 Kudos on bring up amazing and new street foods everytime 🙂

  3. at first I thought it was dilliwala Tamatar Pakoda. The green chutney itself is mind blowing ! nice pics too :).. am still thinking about all the flavours here, esp with the kadhi chutney.. Rajkot/ Surat rocks 🙂

  4. Tameta na bhajiya with kadhi chutney, whatelse we need. And this street food will definitely tickle my tastebuds as i love tomatoes and green chutneys in anything.. Seriously cant resist to those super duper bhajiyas.

  5. I am learning a lot on Surat street food this month. This one is a new dish to me and it looks amazing Vaishali. I will be bookmarking your recap to have all recipes in one page.

  6. I never thought bhajiya can be made with tomato. It looks so inviting and delicious. Thanks for sharing this yummy Surati street food.

  7. I have never heard of tomato bhajia and would’nt ever thought of making it. Reading your post , I think it’s a tempting and delicious street food. Love the kadhi chutney too.

  8. Vaishali I want to try out every street food dish you have posted so far. However only one dilemma… do I start my diet after I’ve tried all the dishes or before that???? Such a difficult question since you keep on posting to many tempting dishes. Haven’t heard of tameta na bhajiya but would love to try them.

  9. My tomato loving family will love this and I love the kadhi chutney that you have served it with! So unique and this is the first time I am even seeing a tomato bajji. I will be making this soon!

  10. I have never made bajjis with Tomato . That chutney in the bajji sounds extremely delish. Now when we crave bajjis I am sure to make this one. Such an awesome find Vaishali!

  11. never thought of making bhaji’s with tomatoes!!! oh my tomatoes sandwiched with chutney, battered and fried, that looks so tempting!! you should be re-crowned as The street food Goddess!!!Vaishali, write a book! like a travel book on chats!

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