November 13, 2011

Tomato Circus In Town

November 13, 2011
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It was a grey and rainy day when I saw the colourful carnival performed by these heirloom tomatoes on the market. There was no return from a short but cute romance. Good looking doesn’t always correlate with a noble character, but in this case, the tomatoes tasted as fresh and sweet as they looked. There were plenty and they were lasting. Besides a galette and oven roasted preserve, I cooked a sauce  in cream from the rest of them and served it with fried the cheese-balls, malai kofta. The recipe will follow later.
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Thank you.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful food and gorgeous vegetables!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Those roasted tomatoes are beautiful! Send a jar ? :-)

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  3. Just made some of my own sun dried tomatoes and didn't realise how easy it was to do. Love dressing it up with different herbs! Love forward to your kofats :)

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  4. Tomatoes look wonderful,love sun dried tomatoes.

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  5. I want your blog all bound up in a book form so I could get all cosy with it on my sofa with a cup of tea and turn pages and sigh away. Please do it real soooooon. xx

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  6. You can do so many things with tomatoes. They look marvelous!

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  7. I lose words to describe when I step in here :) I am loving that simple rustic galette. Do you think whole wheat (not atta) will work instead of spelt? I might not get these amorous playful tomatoes but the crust sounds perfect with about thing at hand.

    I do need to roast tomatoes. So pretty in a jar and love the use of hing here!!

    waiting for the malai kofta and your take on it :) one of the favorite things in my family.

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  8. I cannot wait your lofts recipe, and the pictures are, as always, so wonderful.

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  9. such colorful tomatoes and the galette looks just lovely and roasted tomatoes are one of my favorite way to enjoy these after chutney :)

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  10. Beautiful! Never thought of making a glaette with veggies. I love the newer look and layout of your blog. Wish someone could do mine half as good as this. :)

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  11. Madhu, that's a great idea!

    Soma, you can use any flour, even atta, although it has a fine texture! You can mix different kinds of flour, too. In this sort of rough pie it is nice to have bran. Regarding hing, I use it in everything :-). I'm opposite of a hoarder, but I always have hing on stock! I cannot think of living without it. Regarding malai-kofta, I've seen your post and will have to think twice before posting :-)Yours looked perfect, "restaurant quality". I never eat out and don't know even what it means. My recipe is more simple and contains no family secrets :-)

    Aparna, all you need is a little bit extra time at hand :-). That's how blog-designs evolve.

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  12. I just ADORE your blog and your work.. Your pictures are so crispy and colourful, I wish I'd be able to do something like that in the future.. Great job!

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  13. Great recipe Lakshmi!!!As for the photographs they are a visual treat :)

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  14. Gorgeous veggies! Makes me hungry.

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  15. Gorgeous photos and tomatoes - I am missing summer, terribly :)

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  16. Lakshmi, restaurant quality does not always mean good :) If I could cook like you, I would not eat out either.and no family secrets in my Malai Kofta; I grew up eating mostly Bengali food, with occasional variation. I know your malai kofta is going to be something I will heart and that is why I am waiting. Regarding hing.. I made a BIG mistake this time. I forgot to get hing from India. I get it from Jaipur, and not the crushed kind. It is pure and so strong and I do not like any other kind from the stores here in US.

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  17. This is such a lycopene enriched recipe. Fresh and unique! Love it! If you could send health in goodness in a bottle, I would definitely want one too...I am making this for my friends too. Holidays is all about giving, anyway, right? Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow Lakshmi, what a website. I love this and can't take my eyes off it. Also loved the way you put -'Good looking doesn’t always correlate with a noble character'

    Again, congrats on hosting such a fabulous blog.

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  19. Hello Lakshmi, kudos to you! Your photography is splendid, recipes simple yet so exotic, presentation top class. I am in total loss of words with each post I visit. It's an absolute bliss to be here. I love the fact that the recipes are vegetarian, they sound promising and as pure as your blog name suggests. I am totally whelmed by this site and can't seem to get enough of this. Please keep posting more!

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  20. And yes, I am eagerly looking forward to the Malai Kofta recipe from your kitchen. :)

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  21. Gorgeous tomatoes and a spectacular way to showcase them.

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  22. O my goodness... Just discovered your blog through Soma and am totally blown away by the gorgeous shots! I will definitely be back!

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  23. Goodness Gracious.......what a website & the pictures are so neat & crisp/ am really blown away by your pics & presentation/ dunno what to say / am really at a loss for words.

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  24. I'm loving this recipe and these photos, Laksmi! The color seems more vibrant than your usual. I love the usual softer style of yours but it's always fun to see something different. Did you save a slice for me? ;p

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  25. Love how the abundance of sage? Offsets the rubies in the tomatoes. Circus indeed! Malai Kofta yum yum, can't wait!

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  26. stunning, as always! I know I am repeating but that's the word comes to my mind whenever I visit your site :)

    Malai kofta next on pure vege? bring it on! I can never get tired of malai kofta and anything that has paneer in it. I will look forward to read and see your take on one of the most loved Indian dish.

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  27. I am in LOVE with your blog! Lakshmi every time your posts just amaze me :)
    Beautiful post!

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  28. Love the use of colorful tomatoes in the galette - it just looks lovely. The roasted tomatoes are a great idea too!

    As usual, your pictures speak volumes about your passion for food. Keep it up!

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  29. wow this is simply and utterly, breathtakingly gorgeous. thank you for your gifts.

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