Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tomato Paneer Bharva (Stuffed Tomatoes)

This recipe has been a favorite of mine ever since I first tried it... that was about three years back. A real show stopper !! It will have your guests asking for more and is sure to get you compliments.. A perfect dish for any occasion.


6-7 Extra Large Tomatoes
400 gms paneer - mashed (1 packet in most desi stores)
2 Onions - finely chopped
Tomato pulp - which is going to be scooped out of the tomatoes
1 green bellpepper - if you like
2-3 Green Chillis / Red Chilli Powder (whatever you prefer)
2 tsp Tandoori Masala
Salt to taste


SERVING: Serves 6


1. cut tomatoes into two halves, scoop the pulp and keep.
2. Turn the halves upside down and keep over night in the fridge to run out all the water OR if you have little time, wipe the water with a tissue
3. In a wok, heat oil
4. Add Onion, fry till light brown
5. Add Green Chilli and Green Bellpepper, fry for a while
6. Add the Tomato Pulp, cook for a while - till oil separates
7. Add mashed Paneer, Add Tandoori Masala, Add salt - cook till done
8. Cool the filling
9. Fill out the cut halves of tomato.
10. Put in tray and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. (I bake for 20-25 minutes for the filling to get more crunchy)

Once done, serve with Hot Naan/ Paratha !!!


In the picture here, I have used Coriander leaves and peas.
My garnishing ranges from curry leaves to dry fruits... just get creative !!
Enjoy !


Anonymous said...

This dish looks yummy!!
On what temperature did u bake this dish?



Shyamashree said...

awesome blog....i was searching today only for a stuffed tomato recipe and there u have it so nicely written with a yummy picture...But I have the same question as Arti...wat's the temp to bake the dish?? thnks and keep up the gud job..

P.S.: Any tried and tested recipe of Macher jhol??

Amz said...

Thank you guys, sorry for the missing information. I bake the stuffed tomatoes at 350.

I dont eat non-veg anymore :(
However, I will surely share my recipes from the days that I did ! Please keep checking back for more !!!

Your Macher Jhol is on my list.

sapana said...

Delicious dish... a star recipe :)

Amz said...

Thanks !

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