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Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

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Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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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.

Ingredients of Stuffed Tomatoes

  • 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

  • Batter:
  • 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
  • Salt

How to Make Stuffed Tomatoes

  1. Cut the tops of the full tomatoes. Scoop out seeds.
  2. Combine remaining filling ingredients. Season.
  3. Fill into tomato cavities. Replace tops on tomatoes and secure with string.

  4. For the batter:
  5. Beat ingredients until smooth. Use to coat tomatoes.
  6. Skewer onto sticks and bake in a hot oven/ tandoor until batter colors.
  7. Serve with besan-til masala.

  8. For the masala:
  9. Heat oil and fry coriander and mustard seeds, followed by sesame and hing.
  10. Stir well before adding gram flour.
  11. Roast until colored.
  12. Add chillies and salt.
  13. Serve with tomatoes.

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