How to Blanch Tomatoes Recipe


6-8 tomatoes, firm
1 fork


1. Wash & clean tomatoes. Pat dry them using a soft muslin cloth.
2. Take a tomato and pierce it with the fork at the top.
3. Now slowly rotate the tomato engorged on the vine of the fork over a fire slow-medium flame while holding the fork.
4. As you move the fork you will notice the skin of the tomato begins to bubble, char and shrink. It starts splitting in various places.
5. Once the you feel that the skin is charred nicely and the skin is now slightly disengaged from the tomato, remove from the flame.
6. Repeat the process for remaining tomatoes.
7. Once the tomatoes, cool down, remove the skin completely using your fingers.
8. Use the smoky and peeled tomatoes for soups, curries or just as salad.


My sister’s recipe from the repertoire of family recipe.

You can use a grilling pan as well to achieve the smoky flavour of the tomatoes.