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Stuffed Tomatoes


Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes



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Tomatoes stuffed with a minty rice and chickpeas mix, coated in an egg-yogurt batter and grilled on a tandoor. Served with sesame-besan masala.


  • 6 large firm tomatoes

    2 Tbsp soaked and boiled chickpeas

    5 Tbsp boiled rice

    1 large, finely chopped onion

    Salt and pepper

    1 Tbsp shredded mint leaves

    Cinnamon powder, a pinch

    2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped


    2 eggs

    75 gm gram flour

    75 ml yogurt

    1 tsp coriander powder

    1 tsp salt

    Besan-til masala:

    1 Tbsp oil

    2 tsp coriander seeds

    1/2 tsp mustard seeds

    1/2 tsp sesame seeds

    Hing, a pinch

    2 Tbsp gram flour

    4-6 green chillies



Cut the tops of the full tomatoes. Scoop out seeds.

Combine remaining filling ingredients. Season.

Fill into tomato cavities. Replace tops on tomatoes and secure with string.

For the batter:

Beat ingredients until smooth. Use to coat tomatoes.

Skewer onto sticks and bake in a hot oven/ tandoor until batter colors.

Serve with besan-til masala.

For the masala:

Heat oil and fry coriander and mustard seeds, followed by sesame and hing.

Stir well before adding gram flour.

Roast until colored.

Add chillies and salt.

Serve with tomatoes.

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Key Ingredients: egg, mint leaves, onion, asafoetida, Tomato, rice, chickpeas, cinnamon, green chillies, salt, black pepper, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, vegetable oil, gram flour, yoghurt,