Tuesday 15 October 2013

Stuffed Tomatoes

I remember my father in law telling me about my Mother in law making some awesome stuffed tomatoes and stuffed capsicum and that i should learn it from her. So i wanted to try it and took the recipe from her on phone. There are a lot of stuffings that people add, some add Besan made filling, some vegetable filling and some make it with potato filling. I found the potato easiest to try at first.
Its not at all difficult as it sounds! Just keep all the things ready and make it just half n hour before you ready to eat... that way the tomatoes dont turn soggy.


4 medium sized tomatoes

2 boiled potatoes

100g paneer ( you can make it without paneer and add boiled peas or grated carrots too) 

1 tbsp desi ghee  

1tsp finely chopped green chilies/ 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

½ tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder)
½ tsp black pepper powder ( Ahhh, somehow i love to add a dash of pepper powder to anything and everything )
1tsp sendha namak ( rock salt). You can add normal salt too,adjust to taste.


Cut off the top of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and pulp to get a hollow cavity. Grate the paneer and the boiled potatoes. Add green chillies or red chilli powder, amchur powder, pepper powder and salt. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mixture. Saute for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously. Cool the mixture and stuff in the tomatoes. Shallow fry in 1tbsp till the tomatoes are cooked but firm.You will need to toss and turn the tomatoes for them to cook from all sides. Even if they get slightly burnt, thats okay. Dont worry, it doesnt harm the taste.Add cashew on top for garnishing. If you like raisins, you can add raisin too.You can even bake or grill this at preheated oven - 200 C but i prefer stove top cooking anyday :)

Happy Cooking :)
This recipe is my entry for the "Let's cook for fathers" :


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