Stuffed Tomato Delights

Stuffed Tomato Delights

Stuffed Tomato Delights

“Juicy ripe tomatoes are a perfect health booster. They are great, eaten raw or cooked and are also an amazing source of several vitamins, minerals and trace elements. You can make a delicious filling with a pack of soft, fresh Verka Paneer to prepare a batch of cheesy stuffed tomatoes. They make a lovely starter which is warm, tasty, colorful and nourishing. You can also serve them as a main dish in the form of a curry. Simply prepare a gravy, pour into a flat, shallow dish, and submerge these beauties in the flavorful gravy!

Stuffed Tomato Delights Ingredients:

• 8-10 firm, ripe, medium-sized tomatoes
• 1 packet fresh Verka Paneer
• 1-1½ tbsp Verka Butter
• ½ cup chopped onion
• ½ cup green peas
• 1 small boiled potato
• 2 tbsp chopped chillis
• 4-5 tbsp chopped fresh dhania leaves

Method:
• Slice the top off each tomato, like a lid. Scoop out the pulp and seeds and collect them in a small bowl.
• Sprinkle salt within the hollowed tomatoes. Invert them after 20 minutes to drain out the juices.
• Now fry the onions in the butter, then add peas, salt and chilis. Cook till peas are tender.
• Mash the paneer and the boiled potato and add to the mixture along with the chopped tomato pulp. Mix well, add fresh dhaniya and check seasoning.
• Cool the mixture and fill into the tomato “cups” and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tomatoes have softened but have not collapsed. Serve hot with mint chutney.

Note: You can substitute cooked, leftover rice, mushrooms or shredded cooked chicken with paneer for another version. You can also top the unbaked tomatoes with grated Verka Cheese and then bake them till the cheese melts into a lovely bubbly ‘crown’ for the tomatoes!