Today I want to talk technique – specifically something very simple that I learned from my mom. It is a time saver in the kitchen, especially for Indian cooking.
Often when people ask for starter recipes for Indian curries – I find myself telling them to saute onions, ginger and garlic – then add tomatoes …
This is where the technique comes in
When adding tomatoes to a stew/curry and you want to skip the step of chopping them and also peeling the skin – make an x as shown above.
Throw the tomatoes into the pot and cover for about 5 minutes.
After a few minutes, pull out the tomatoes and the skin will peel easily.
Once you peel the tomato- add it back to the pot and it will easily crush with the back of a spoon.
When I was in cooking school- we were taught to achieve the same thing by putting the tomatoes in boiling water for a few minutes. I like to do it in the manner above since it saves me a step and time. Always a welcome thing.
Hope you found this helpful.
Care to share any of your short cut techniques? Would love to hear from you.
Until I cook again!