How to make Tamatar Chaman -

Cottage cheese in thick tomato gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Tamatar Chaman

Tamatar Chaman Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : Preparation Time

Cook time : Cooking Time

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tamatar Chaman Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese 500 grams

  • Tomatoes 3-4 medium

  • Onions 2-3 medium

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder (deghi mirch) 1/2 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Cut the cottage cheese into two centimetre sized squares. Peel, wash and chop onions finely. Wash and chop tomatoes finely.

Step 2

Peel, wash and grate ginger. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry cottage cheese cubes till light brown. Drain. In another pan, heat two tablespoons of oil and add onions.

Step 3

Sauté till light brown and add ginger and continue to sauté. Add tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well. As the oil separates, add cottage cheese pieces and about two cups water.

Step 4

Cook on low heat till gravy thickens.

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