Stuffed Tomato with
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
 
An easy curry made with basic ingredients like tomatoes and onions and Paneer. Made with minimum oil and all the spices are adjustable as per requirement.
Ingredients
  • 6 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 and ½ roughly chopped large onion or 3 small ones
  • 2-3 chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 3-5 tsp of olive oil
  • ½ cup of Paneer (cottage cheese) shredded
  • ½ cup of chopped spinach
  • 2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of crushed black pepper
  • 2 tsp of red chili powder
  • 1 tsp of asafoetida
  • salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Remove the core of 4 Tomatoes. Keep the flesh for later use.
  2. Roughly chop the rest of the other tomatoes and make a smooth paste out of it along with the flesh of the cored tomatoes.
  3. Grind the onions along with chilies, garlic and ginger to form a smooth paste.
  4. In a deep bottom pan, heat oil on medium flame.
  5. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves once the oil heats.
  6. Add the asafoetida to the tempering.
  7. Add the Onion paste to the tempering and cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  8. Once the onions are cooked, add tomato paste to it.
  9. Add chili powder,turmeric and salt (as per taste) to the curry and let it simmer for 5-10 mins.
  10. Cover the curry with a lid, turn off the flame and let it sit.
  11. In another pan, heat 1 tsp of oil and add spinach and shredded cottage cheese (Paneer) and chopped spinach.
  12. Roast it for 5-8 mins and turn off the flame. Add some crushed pepper and slight salt to this mixture.
  13. Stuff this mixture into the cored tomatoes until brim.
  14. In a saucepan, add 1 tsp of oil and place these stuffed tomatoes into the saucepan.
  15. Cover the saucepan of stuffed tomatoes with a lid and let it cook for 5 mins.
  16. After 5 mins, check to see that the tomatoes look cooked. Turn off the flame once the tomatoes are cooked.
  17. Serve these tomatoes along with the gravy for the meal
Notes
You can adjust the heat with the chilies
You can also add cooked rice in the stuffing if you fall short of Paneer( cottage cheese).
Recipe by When chai met biskit at https://www.whenchaimetbiskit.com/stuffed-tomato-gravy/