Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Stuffed Tomatoes in Malai Gravy





Got bored of the regular gravies and looking for something different to make? These tomatoes stuffed with paneer, potatoes and dry fruits in a creamy gravy are a very good option. I made these for a few guests who were visiting us and everyone just loved it. Do give it a try. here is the recipe.


All you need is

Tomatoes - 6 ( try to choose tomatoes that are broad and have a flat base for this recipe )
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - 1\2 tsp

For the filling

Potato - 1\2 cup ( Boiled, peeled and grated )
Paneer - 1 cup ( Grated )
Cheese - 2 tbsp ( Grated. I used 2 cheese slices broken into small pieces )
Salt to taste
Raisins - 8-10
Cashew nuts - 4-5 ( Broken )
Coriander - 2 tbsp ( Chopped )
Green chili - 1 ( Chopped )
Garam masala powder - 1\2 tsp

For the gravy

Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Black peppercorn - 4-5
Cloves - 4-5
Black cardamom - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch piece
Bay leaf - 1
Onion - 1 and 1\2 cup ( chopped )
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Green chili - 2 - 3 ( slit into halves )
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1\2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1\2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1\2 tsp
White pepper powder - 1\2 tsp
Salt to taste
Khoya - 4 tbsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Honey - 1 tsp
Fresh cream - 3 tbsp



Method of preparation


For the filling

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

For the tomatoes

Remove the top of the tomatoes and scoop the flesh from inside.
Puree the pulp in a blender.
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Mix oil and salt in a bowl and apply it on the skin of the tomatoes.
Fill the tomatoes with the filling and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve on top of the gravy.

For the gravy

Heat ghee and oil in a pan.
When the oil is hot, add black peppercorn, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon stick and bay leaf.
Fry for 15 seconds.
Add onion and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till onion turns golden brown.
Add tomato puree that we made from the tomato pulp and green chili and cook for a minute.
Add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, white pepper powder and salt and cook for 3 minutes.
Add khoya and cook for a minute.
Add lemon juice, honey and 1\2 cup water and cook for a minute.
Add cream and cook for another minute.


Transfer the gravy in the serving platter.
Keep the stuffed tomatoes on top.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot with paratha or naan.









4 comments:

  1. dikhne mein itni mast hai yaar ise to main aaj ke dinner mein hi try karne ja rahi hun thanx for sharing this recipe

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  2. omg omg looks fabulous :) am speechless dear .. awesome clicks and presentation and tomato malai gravy looks super delicious :)

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  3. This one looks fabulous. I love the colours and the combination!

    Shobha

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