Stuffed Tomatoes!


My mom-in-law makes super-tasty stuffed tomatoes. And since she is here, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to learn this dish from her. So we made it yesterday :). Here goes the recipe.

Tomato-8 nos. medium size (if you are in India, try local ones. They soften up fast.)
Potato-2-3 nos. medium size (boiled and roughly mashed)
Peas-1 cup (frozen one)
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Onion-1 big or 2 small (make its paste)
Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Red chilli powder-½ tsp (or as per your liking)
Garam masala-1 tsp
Bay leaf-1 no.
Cumin seeds-½ tsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-2-3 tbsp


-> Scoop out the middle of tomatoes vertically so that there is sufficient space in it for stuffing (don’t throw the scooped out part of the tomatoes, we will use it in the gravy).
-> Now in a skillet or wok heat up oil.
-> Add peas and mashed potatoes in it.
-> Add turmeric powder, salt and ½ tsp of garam masala in it.
-> Fry for 1-2 minutes and then turn off the stove.
-> Now fill this into the tomatoes.
-> Heat up oil in a pan and put in these stuffed tomatoes.
-> Toss them and let them cook till they are soft.
-> Take them out.
-> Now in the same skillet pour a bit of oil and let it heats up.
-> Add cumin seeds and bay leaf.
-> Now add onion paste and cook it for a while.
-> Add ginger-garlic paste, cook till the raw smell fades.
-> Now add coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chili powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
-> Now add tomatoes’ part (which you got from scooping them).
-> Add salt and garam masala.
-> Cook till it leaves oil.
-> Now add little water and the stuffed tomatoes.
-> Give it a nice boil. And then turn off the stove.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or as a side dish 🙂

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