Cheesy_Stuffed Tomatoes

Tomatoes all of us put this in the category of vegetables when we cook, a fruit when we have jfitomato.jpgit as salad with other fruits. Is it really a vege or a fruit?? read about it here well am not sure of yet . Looking at the colour of it my son at first he would always point it as an apple. To know about heath values of tomato read here. To me cooking without tomatoes i cannot think of. I was out of ideas for coming up with a recipe for the JFI. This time i wanted to try out stuffed tomatoes if not for the event i would have never tried stuffing tomatoes.So this was the time to try. Oh but what to stuff with which my kids will love too.  After a quick survey in my fridge i decided to try bake it with paneer and spinach first lets see the result. I was not sure at that time whether to serve as a snack or  to make a gravy for it and serve with Rotis. After the baking process my daughter could not resist the paneer stuffing with the juicy tomatoes, so i just served as a evening snack. This is my entry for JFI hosted by RP from My Workshop 


All you need

Firm tomatoes – 5

paneer /cottage cheese – 250 gms

green chillies – 1-2

spinach (basalle) – 6-7 medium leaves

onion – 1

spring onion  – 1 bunch

mushrooms – 2-3 (optional)

garam masala – 1/4 tsp

chilli powder – 1 tsp (optional)

turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

italian herbs – for seasoning

mozarella cheese – 1 tbsp

cumin seeds – 1tsp

ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp each

salt and pepper to taste

salted butter  to brush the tomatoes

  • Cut the top of tomatoes scoop out the pulp and turn upside down to drain the juice

  • Cut all the vegetables finely

  • Heat oil and fry jeera,until slightly brown, add chillies and onions fry until onions are translucent

  • Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric, salt and fry until the raw smell converts into a nice aroma

  • Add spinach fry until it looses its color 1-2minutes, now add the mashed paneer

  • add spring onions, garam masala, chilli powder and fry in high flame until the paneer is dry

  • brush the inside of the tomatoes with salt and pepper add the stuffing of paneer

  • Top the tomatoes with mozarella cheese and italian herbs.

  • Brush the tomatoes from outside with salted butter

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 8- 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.

note:Mine took 8 mins to bake, remove immediately from oven else the heat will make all the juices from tomatoes to ooze out.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. sia says:

    tumba colourful agide roopa. chennagi kanatte. loved ur version of stuffed tomatoes. they r very hard to resist isn’t it?:)

  2. Roopa says:

    thanks . The color makes you drool adde nan magalu hage could not wait sakkama gravy yella beda antha thinbitlu.

  3. Reena says:

    Roopa, I had made almost similar dish for Jihva this month:) What a coincidence!!!!!

  4. Rachna says:

    Hey Roopa, your stuffed tomatoes look so yummy, am gonna defintely try it.
    Rachna welcome to my blog! thanks, do try it and let know

  5. Sukanya says:

    Ur stuffed tomatoes is very easy and looking great. I realy want to try it………

    —hi sukanya, thanks for visiting by blog! yeah it is easy as to make do try it!

  6. seema says:

    Roopa, How could i miss these beautiful stuffed tomatoes. Cheese inside tomatoes might taste good.

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