Shahi Stuffed Tomatoes is a delicious, mouth-watering recipe in which juicy tender tomatoes are stuffed with a rich filling consisting of mashed potatoes, cottage cheese (paneer), nuts and spices. This dish is popular in mostly Northern India (and not to forget to mention my grandmother’s favourite).
The highlight of this dish is the tantalising flavour imparted by the combination of mushy, sweet-sour tomatoes along with crunch of nuts, creaminess of the filling and aromatic Indian spices. It is easy to prepare at home and looks so rich that you will not even think twice before preparing it. It is a wonderful option that can be added when you have some guests to serve as you can make all the preparations beforehand and let the dish cook while attending your guests. It does not even take much time in cooking.
The stuffed tomatoes can be prepared in Air Fryer, Non Stick pan or even in Tandoor. In this post I am sharing the way to prepare them in air fryer and non stick pan. The variations in this dish are endless. The stuffing I have made consists of cottage cheese, potatoes, cashews and raisins as core ingredients. For garnishing, grated Mozzarella cheese is used. You can skip nuts if you are allergic to them. Skipping cottage cheese/Mozzarella cheese from the recipe will give you a vegan, gluten-free Stuffed Tomatoes. You can use Mushrooms, sweet corn, peas or any other vegetable of your choice in the filling (provided they taste good with the tomatoes).
List of Ingredients: (Makes 10 pieces)
Steps To Prepare:
Once the spices start giving nice & rich aroma, add chopped cashews and raisins to it. Stir for 1 minute.
Add grated boiled potatoes and paneer to it. Mix all the ingredients well. Cook it for 1-2 minutes. Keep it aside.