• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 40-45 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Medium

Recipe Description

Tomatoes stuffed with spicy cottage cheese mixture and served with a flavourful tomato gravy.


  • Red tomatoes, scooped – 5 no medium
  • Tomato purée – 3 cups
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Almonds chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Raisins – 1 tbsp
  • Paneer – 250 grams
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dried mango powder (amchur) – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard oil – 3 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cashew nut paste – 1/2 cup
  • Fresh cream – 1/2 cup



  1. To make the stuffing, mash paneer in a bowl. Add red chilli powder, dried mango powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and mix well.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan. Add almonds, cashew nuts, raisins and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add kasuri methi and sauté for half a minute. Transfer the mixture in a bowl.
  3. Add salt, fresh coriander leaves and mix well. Stuff this mixture in the tomato pockets and keep the remaining stuffing aside for later use.
  4. Heat mustard oil in another non stick pan. Place the stuffed tomatoes in the pan.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a non stick pan. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato purée and mix. Add coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, remaining garam masala powder, salt and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add cashew nut paste and mix. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Add fresh cream and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes stirring continuously. Switch off the heat.
  8. Now, cook the tomatoes on high heat, rotating from time to time till the skin is soft. Switch off the heat.
  9. Spread the remaining stuffing onto a serving plate. Place the stuffed tomatoes on the stuffing. Pout the gravy on the tomatoes and serve immediately.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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