India. The tomato arrived in India by the way of Portuguese explorers, in the 16th century. It was grown from the 18th century onwards for the British.
Are tomatoes grown in India?
Tomatoes in India
The Southern states comprising of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well as the Central states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar contribute maximum to the total tomato production in the country.
How did tomato get to India?
Tomato come to India by way of Portuguese explorers during the early 16th century. Because tomatoes thrive in warms, sunny condition with no severe frost, the plants took well to Indian soils and now India is the second largest producer of tomatoes in the world right after china.
Do Indians eat tomato?
Though tomatoes are now kind of an essential in the Indian Cuisine but there are so many more dishes that do not need tomatoes.
Is Onion a fruit?
Who first bought vegetables to India?
Portuguese first brought these vegetables to India.
Which tomatoes are best for Indian cooking?
Tomatoes are essential in creating the masala base sauce needed for the tangy sweetness of the sauce. I always use whole plum tinned tomatoes but will also use finely chopped or blended fresh tomatoes (including skin and seeds) for vegetable and lentil dhal dishes.