Tomato per eedu

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Tomato and Eggs go  well together.  A parsi favorite anyday. Served with rotli and raw chopped onion on the side is my favorite way to enjoy this classic.

It is a sweet and spicy dish with ginger, garlic and  Indian spices.

Tomato per eedu Recipe 


  • 1 kg ripe tomatoes

  • 1 tsp. salt

Grind together

  • l/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 1 piece ginger

  • 4 green chilies

  • 9 dried red small chilies

  • 2 medium onions. Sliced fine

  • 4 tbsp. jaggery

  • 8 tbsp. ghee or oil

  • 4 eggs


    Skin the tomatoes and chop them finely. or liquidize them. Slice the onions finely and fry light brown.

  2. Add the ground Masala and salt and cook for a while, then the tomatoes till all ingredients are blended together.

  3. Add the jaggery and carry on cooking on a low fire till the juice is dry.

  4. Remove and place in an ovenproof dish or a pan with a cover.

  5. Separate the eggs and beat the whites well.

  6. Add the yolks and beat.

  7. Pour the eggs onto the tomatoes and place in preheated oven gas no 5 (400″F).

  8. OR keep the eggs whole and drop them on top of the tomato gravy, steam in a closed pan, till the egg white is cooked to your liking. I like the yolk runny 🙂

  9. When the eggs are firm to the touch, remove and serve with rotli.

This recipe is from our cookbook

Parsi Custards and Egg Dishes: Parsi Cuisine Kindle Edition

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