Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji

Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji

A north Indian style subzi made with paneer and tomatoes. In this recipe, the tomatoes are cut into half and the flesh is scooped. It is then stuffed with grated paneer mixture. The stuffed tomatoes are roasted on tava or pan or tandoor till they turn soft. They are then served with the tomato based spicy gravy.  This dish is thus different from the regular Punjabi curries or gravies. The stuffed roasted tomatoes can also be served as appetizers or snacks in the party.

Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
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Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji

A North Indian cuisine preparation made by stuffing tomatoes with paneer and served it with the tomato, onion and cashew gravy.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 274kcal

Ingredients

Stuffed Tomatoes

  • 2 medium tomato Cut into half and scoop the pulp
  • 3 tbsp cottage cheese paneer grated (use 1 tbsp for stuffing and 1 for garnishing)
  • 1 small potato boiled and mashed
  • 1 tbsp coriander chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oil for roasting tomtoes
  • salt as per taste

Gravy

  • 3 medium onion
  • 2 medium tomato
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp cashew nut powder (around 5-6 cashews)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

Stuffed Tomatoes

  • Cut the tomatoes into half and scoop the seeds and flesh from it.
  • For the stuffing Mix cottage cheese (paneer), potatoes, coriander, garam masala, red chili powder and salt.
  • Fill the scooped tomatoes with the prepared stuffing.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
  • Put it in the microwave safe bowl , sprinkle oil over it and cook at 450 power watt for 3 minutes. Alternately you can also shallow fry in a pan covered with lid on low flame. Keep them aside. You can also serve them as an appetizer or starter. Garnish them with the grated paneer.

Gravy

  • Blanch tomatoes, remove its skin and grind them to smooth paste.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
  • Boil onions and grind them to a smooth paste.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add onion paste. Saute for few minutes and then add the ginger and garlic paste. Saute them for few more minutes.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
  • Add the tomato paste and cashew powder and then mix them well and cook for 5- 7 minutes.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
  • Add all the spices ( red chili powder, garam masala, coriander cumin powder and salt to taste). Mix them. Add one cup for fine consistency. Cook for 2 minutes. The gravy is ready.
  • Take a microwave safe dish. Put roasted stuffed tomatoes in it. Pour the prepared gravy over it. Microwave it at 450 power watt for 2 minutes. Garnish with grated paneer and coriander leaves and serve. If using pan, then just warm the roasted stuffed tomatoes in it and then in the serving dish place the warmed tomatoes and pour gravy over it and garnish with grated paneer and coriander and serve.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji
  • Serve it with paratha, papad and sliced onions.
    Stuffed Tomatoes Tava Sabji

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 40.4mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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