Tomatoes stuffed with paneer


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The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook: 300 Classic Recipes from the Great Regions of India

The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook

By Mridula Baljekar

Published 2017

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These stuffed tomatoes, Tamatar Ka Dulma, are delicious served hot or cold. The stuffing is made from grated Indian cheese, spiced with cumin, ginger and chilli, while raisins and pistachio nuts provide a varied texture and taste. Peas may be used instead of pistachios.


  • 8 firm, medium tomatoes
  • 15 ml/1 tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil


  1. Slice off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Keep the sliced tops, but discard the pulp.

  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5</