How to make Stuffed Tomatoes in Tomato Gravy -

Tomatoes stuffed with spicy cottage cheese mixture and served with a flavourful tomato gravy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Stuffed Tomatoes in Tomato Gravy checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Babycorn Balchao, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Paneer Jhalfraezi , Five Spice Stir Fry , French Beans with Moong Dal, Potato stir fry.

Stuffed Tomatoes in Tomato Gravy

Stuffed Tomatoes in Tomato Gravy Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Stuffed Tomatoes in Tomato Gravy Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese flesh scooped out 5 medium

  • Tomatoes 3 cups

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 250 grams

  • Red chilli powder ½ teaspoon

  • Amchur powder ½ teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut paste ½ cup

  • Fresh cream ½ cup


Step 1

To make the stuffing, put cottage cheese in a bowl and mash. Add red chilli powder, dried mango powder and ½ tsp garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small non-stick pan, add almonds, cashewnuts and raisins and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add dried fenugreek leaves and sauté for half a minute. Transfer the mixture into the bowl with cottage cheese and mix well.

Step 3

Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well. Stuff this mixture into the tomato pockets and keep the remaining stuffing aside for later use.

Step 4

Heat mustard oil in another non-stick pan and place the stuffed tomatoes in it.

Step 5

Heat the remaining oil in a third non-stick pan, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato purée and mix. Add coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, remaining garam masala powder and salt and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

Step 6

Add cashewnut paste and mix. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 7

Add fresh cream and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring continuously. Switch off the heat.

Step 8

Cook the stuffed tomatoes on high heat, rotating from time to time till the skin is soft. Switch off the heat.

Step 9

Spread the remaining stuffing on a serving plate and place the stuffed tomatoes over it. Pour the gravy over them and serve immediately.

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