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Indian Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes with gravy Indian Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes or bharva tamatar is a good recipe for potlucks, picnics and very easy to cook. They look very pretty and delicious. These go well with naan, plain parathas or pulao (aromatic fried rice)and some raita as a side dish















4 large tomatoes
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
such as canola, sunflower oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 large onions
chopped very fine
2 tablespoons garlic
finely chopped
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon coriander
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 each potatoes
100 grams paneer
up to150g, grated or mashed
1 large green bell peppers
capsicum, or 2 medium sized, finely chopped
1 x salt
to taste
3 tablespoons cilantro
fresh coriander, chopped


Wash the tomatoes well and pat dry with a paper towel. Use a sharp knife to slice off the tops of the tomatoes - like a thin cap. Discard this portion. Scoop out the pulp and seeds and keep aside for later use.

Mash the Boiled potatoes, paneer and capsicum well, add black pepper, salt and red chilli to taste in it.

Fill the corn mixture into the tomatoes and press down to pack well.

Heat a deep pan on medium heat and add 3 tbsps of cooking oil to it. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and fry until spluttering stops.

Now add the chopped onion and fry until soft. Add the garlic and fry until soft.

Now add the tomato pulp that was earlier kept aside. Add all the spices. Fry this masala for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often.

Season with salt as desired, stir well.

Now gently put the tomatoes in the gravy and cover the pan for 10 minutes. Now remove cover and allow the tomatoes to fry a little more. When the skin starts to look slightly wrinkled the tomatoes are done. Turn off the heat, remove the tomatoes onto a plate and serve.

Garnish with Fresh coriander.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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These stuffed tomatoes sound delicious, especially I'm a big fan of Indian spices, we have lots of tomatoes growing at out backyard, and I will have to put this recipe on my "to-do" list too...

Thanks for the inspiration :-)

almost 9 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 328g (11.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27467% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 106%
Calcium 5% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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