BM # 17    Day 1

I had heard of sun dried tomatoes from my m.i.l and actually found it strange.She used to dry tomatoes and powder them up and use when fresh tomatoes would get expensive or  for making a quick meal.After I got married she gave up kitchen….and so I never thought of these tomatoes.Sometime back my son got a packet of these and used in pizza, they tasted awsum , immediately the thought process went back to yester years….and that’s when I decided to make these at home.These might not look attractive, but they taste great !!Here is how you can do them…..

Pick even sized red tomatoes.
Wash and wipe them.
Cut the tops and cut them into halves.
Place them in a strainer.
Grind the sea salt coarsely and sprinkle on tomatoes.
Sprinkle your favorite herbs if you wish to .
Place them in sun, in the strainer itself,keeping it on some pan,so that the excess water is drained.
Make sure to cover these with a muslin cloth and please pick them up every night.
This shall take about 8-10 days to get ready  depending on the weather conditions.
Once ready you can use them on pizzas, make pesto or make oil or even crush them to make gravy !

cut into halves

sea salt or mota namak as we call it

sprinkle salt

sprinkle herbs
the dried ones

Sun Dried Tomatoes

22 thoughts on “Sun Dried Tomatoes”

  1. wow that's awesome vaishali, have always wanted to make these, never came around doing it..I heard my mil also makes it..should also ask her how she makes..thanks for reminding..

  2. Vaishali good idea to store tomatoes. We make pickle with sundried tomatoes i made pickle already this year will try to store some sundried tomatoes next time. they are very useful too.

  3. It is indeed a very useful post! I want to try my hand at making sun-dried stuff but I live in the Northeast where it is cold 70% of time in a year. And during sunny days I am away at work. So I don't know when.

  4. always have a small batch sitting in my fridge…i know they stay well outside…but little finicky . loved the charred color you have got on them due to the herbs..will be divine in sandwiches

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