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Offline noble ox

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tomato powder
« on: December 19, 2019, 10:05 AM »
tomato powder has for me been my go to when cooking final curry.
It has to be mixed with water which is quite simple ....over the years I have tried most purees and pasatas which have to. be stored in the fridge........usually with unwanted added sugar and salt seeds etc.....seeds can quite bitter ....stores easily in jars .......so it would be helpful to all if some of you try it and let us know your findings...rather than imagination or guessing....my local indian supplier sells 25kgs bags of it he supplies local birs.
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Re: tomato powder
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 11:33 AM »
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Re: tomato powder
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 06:38 PM »
Noble ox I'll venture, without having tried it, that this tomato powder is of no consequence or value to furthering the BIR flavour.  We know from multitudes of videos from actual BIRs and many visits by forum members that tomato pastes are the norm. Not trying to get a rise, just stating my opinion.

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Re: tomato powder
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 11:06 PM »
seeds etc.....seeds can quite bitter ...

I don't see any description of the product that says the seeds have been removed and in fact one method I read of producing it at home in a dehydrator actually only uses only the skins and seed pulp removed in the process of making tomato based preserves.


stores easily in jars .......so it would be helpful to all if some of you try it and let us know your findings...rather than imagination or guessing....my local indian supplier sells 25kgs bags of it he supplies local birs.

2 kg sells for Aus $55 so on those numbers it would want to be 9 - 10 X concentrate compared to fresh in today's summer market and close to the same compared to tinned Italian cherry tomatoes.

I think the storage capability is a big factor for industry use.  I can't say I've ever seen it in any of the Indian Grocery stores I've visited but I will certainly look for it next time I visit.  It is readily available from other sources so it won't be difficult to obtain.  I also imagine it would be a useful ingredient for making other powder / granule form seasonings like All Purpose, Italian, Cajun, Mexican etc.


 

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