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Baked Tomato rings

Tomato rings final

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Baked tomatoes have such a wonderful juicy, sweet soft texture with crunchy coating and when the cheese sprinkled on top with fragrant herbs, it’s a meal in itself.  Adding a nice serving of crisp toast and great coffee takes this snack to a whole new and satisfying level.

Health benefits:

The benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds, including tomatoes, are infinite. As plant food consumption goes up, the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer goes down. High fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy skin and hair, increased energy and lower weight. Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables significantly decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality.

Yields: 2-3 sevings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time/baking time – 15 to 18 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Firm Tomatoes-3 large
  • Olive oil/oil spray –for baking

For coating:

  • Plain flour – 3-4 tbsp
  • Corn starch – 2 tbsp
  • Low fat yogurt-1/2 cup (add water about ¼th-1/3rd cup as required to make a thick butter milk consistency)
  • Salt-to taste
  • Paprika/chilli powder-1/2-1tsp(as spice preferred)
  • Bread crumbs-1 cup
  • Fresh/dry thyme- 2 tsp

Procedure:

  • Wash and slice firm tomatoes remove the soft centre pulp and cut into rings about 1/3”thick, dry each slice by blotting with paper towel.
  • Bowl1: In a shallow bowl Combine plain flour, corn starch, salt, chilli powder/paprika and add thick butter milk slowly mixing well until a dropping consistency batter is obtained.
  • Bowl2: In another bowl combine bread crumbs, thyme and set aside.

For baking:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 220 deg C, line the baking tray with foil/baking sheet-spread some oil to grease the sheet and set aside.
  • Dip the slices in the butter milk mixture(bowl 1)
  • Roll the coated slices in bread crumbs. Repeat with remaining slices, arrange on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes (flipping halfway) or until browned on both sides.

Note:

  • Can retain the tomato slices without removing the pulp and follow same to make coated slices
  • Alternatively green tomatoes can be used.
  • Make sure the tomatoes are firm and slices are thick.

I am bringing this recipe to Angie’s FF #50

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on January 8, 2015, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 73 Comments.

  1. Damn yummy….try it you will like it!

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  2. We should di baked more often than fried. Thank you, Chitra! 🙂

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  3. I would probably gorge myself on these. YUM!

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  4. This could serve as a lovely midday snack – I like the idea of putting it on a piece of dry toast 🙂

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  5. Those tomatoes look so crispy on the outside I thought for sure you had fried them but I should have known better. They look wonderful, I love tomatoes and think this is a wonderful way to enjoy them, did you use Panko for the breadcrumbs? Just wondered it looks like Panko.

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  6. wasn’t sure to expect with your title, but they look delicious! Perfect snack.

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  7. Yummy – I’ve never seen this done with tomatoes before but I’m surprised I haven’t. Looks great and I love the spices in the batter to give it a bit more flavour.

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  8. What a brilliant idea! Love this, will need to give this a go, thanks

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  9. This is exactly what my husband would love to snack on. He loves tomato fritters but is afraid to eat because of the oil it absorbs. Thanks for this recipe. I will try it soon 😃👍

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  10. Looks awesome Chitra.. Will give it a try for sure!

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    • Thank you Archana. .. await to hear from you…

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      • Hi Chitra, I tried baking the tomato rings.. Came out well.. I used Fine Semolina instead of breadcrumbs… It came out well.. I also did a small twist to this and used onions instead of tomatos.. Those were really super hit! 🙂

        Thanks so much for those wonderful recipes…

        BTW, can i use gramflour instead of maida?

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      • Archana – Thank you so much for your feedback….Semolina nice idea….Onion rings always a winner and have it posted in my blog too….Glad it turned out well for you
        Gram flour can be used in few instances where you like your food to be crispy when baked or fried…Wheat flour can be used to make Parathas in place of Maida…even you can use wheat flour to make puff pastries..Check few of posts for reference. Hope it helps:
        Paratha variations using wheat flour: https://drchdietfood.com/?s=Paratha
        Puff pastries: https://drchdietfood.com/2014/10/26/spring-roll-sheets/

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  11. never thought of tomatoes like that .. yummylisciousssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  12. Have tried onion rings but tomato ring is awesome innovation C:-)

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  13. I’m not a big tomato fan, but my husband would love these! I am definitely going to make them!

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  14. Intresting recipe….Thanks for sharing

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  15. Heard of onion rings, but never tomato rings. Sounds really good n best part, no oil. 🙂

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  16. Wow Chitra, who could think of tomatoes as snacks… This is absolutely brilliant.. 🙂

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  17. Never tried this! Looks great!

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  18. Ooh, they look great! I love that they are baked too 🙂

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  19. My husband and I love eating grilled tomatoes and eggs in the weekend sometimes! I think next time I’m trying this because I would LOVE the crunch too! Such a good idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  20. Looks fabulous Chitra, you always bring in food that is way beyond my imagination….Keep up the great work….Feel like grabbing some 😀

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  21. I am printing this for my summer file – then Michigan tomatoes will make your recipe “sparkle” 🙂

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  22. Hey wait a minute, this is totally original!!!! Wonderful idea Chitra! And thank you for bringing to the party this week!

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  23. Tomato rings yumm baked superb

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  24. These are so unusual, Chitra. They look so crispy – great job!! The spicing is really nice especially with the thyme. Thanks so much for bringing these to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  25. I love this idea too Chitra. They would be delicious to set out as an appetizer or serviced as a side dish. I think your choice of using chili powder is perfect.

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  26. To be honest Chitra, I can’t keep up with you. You keep posting recipes I want to try, but I can only eat/cook so much. These do look delicious, and might just wait for our tomato season, but will bookmark in the meantime.

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  27. What a wonderful recipe. I love that you used tomato and decided to grow some big ones this summer and re create your recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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