Filled Tomatoes

Filled Tomatoes

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Filled tomatoes or stuffed tomatoes are basically a vegetable recipe with the tomato pulp scooped out of the tomatoes and then filled with a mouthwatering vegetable stuffing.

Filled Tomatoes recipe - How to make Filled Tomatoes


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6 large firm tomatoes
2 tbsp soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
5 tbsp boiled rice
1 large onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper
1 tbsp chopped mint leaves (phudina)
a pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) powder
2 peeled, seeded, chopped tomatoes
2 eggs
75 gms besan (Bengal gram flour)
75 ml curds (dahi)
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp salt
Besan-til masala
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp besan (Bengal gram flour)
4 to 6 green chillies
salt to taste


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with tomatoes.