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Stuffed Tomatoes with Gravy

By: Manjula
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks

Ingredients

4 tomatoes round medium size
1/2 cup green peas, I am using frozen peas
1/4 cup green beans finely chopped
1/4 cup corn kernels, I am using frozen corn
1/4 cup paneer cut into very small cubes (available in Indian grocery store)
1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped
2 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania)
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Gravy
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1-1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour (plain flour, maida)
1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania)
1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped
1 teaspoon green chili finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions

Slice tomatoes in half and scoop out pulp, pulp will be used for filling. Set aside.
For Filling: heat the oil in a saucepan over medium high, Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
Add cumin seeds, asafetida as cumin seeds crack, add, ginger, coriander; turmeric, red chili, and salt stir for few seconds and add tomatoes.
Cook the tomatoes for about 2-3 minutes; add corn, green beans, green peas and paneer. Cook till vegetables are tender and the liquid from gravy has evaporated, this should take about 4-5 minutes. Vegetables should be very moist.
Stuff the tomatoes with filling, donít over fill them. Set aside.
For Gravy: heat the oil in flat saucepan over medium heat, pan should be large enough to hold all the tomatoes in single layer, can not overlap the tomatoes.
Add cumin seeds as seeds crack add all purpose flour and stir fry for about one minute.
Add the milk slowly and keep stirring making sure there are no lumps. Add coriander, green chili, ginger, half the cilantro and salt, stir for few seconds.
After gravy comes to boil stir and put the filled tomatoes slowly in single layer. Cover the pan and lower the heat low medium. Let it cook for about 4 minutes, check the tomatoes, gently stirring gravy. If needed let it cook as needed, tomatoes should not be very soft as they will loose the shape.
Garnish with remaining cilantro. Serve hot.

Comments

Tomatoes filled with flavorful mixed vegetables simmered with spicy sauce makes a gourmet, delectable and mouthwatering dish. Serve this with roti, paratha or any flat bread. This flavorful dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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