Stuffed Tomato , as we call it in Gujarati "Bharel Tameta " nu shaak. :) Just the idea of making it was feeling my mind with the vision of this colorful dish. One more thing about this dis is at my place when ever I make it the stuffing of it is liked so much by Deepak that he can eat that alone too :) .
Here is my version of Barela Tameta ...
8-10 medium Ripe but firm Tomatoes
2 potatoes boiled and mashed
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup green peas
2 small sized onion,
½ tsp sesame seeds,
½ tsp poppy seeds,
½ tsp saunf ,
1/4 cup chopped green Garlic.(if not available use dried garlic cloves instead)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder,
1/2 tsp turmeric Powder
1 tsp Coriander(dhania) powder
1/2 tsp each jeera, mustard seeds
1 tbsp. oil
salt to taste
Fresh Paneer (cottage cheese)
Few coriander leaves
Boil Potatoes, peel and mash them and keep aside.
Also boil carrot cut into small pieces,and boil green peas too. Boil tem separately as green peas will be boiled soon .
Now cut the top of the tomato horizontally, (like a cap). Scoop out the seeds carefully. Remove the pulp and keep it aside to be used in stuffing material.Chop one onion finely and keep aside another for garnishing.
Heat oil in a kadhai ,add Cumin and Mustard seeds. When they splutter add sesame seeds, saunf and poppy seeds, also add chopped onion. Cook it until onion is translucent , next add the tomato pulp and fry for one minute.
Add boiled carrot and green peas along with mashed potato. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder,
coriander powder and salt to it. Let it cook until the mixture is firm enough, add garam masala to it , mix well and cook for a minute.
Before serving it garnish it with grated Paneer, chopped onion and coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti or paratha.