Chickpea Paneer Stuffed Tomato Quarters

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Salad Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 - firm medium, same sized tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup - salad leaves, chopped finely
  • 5-6 - whole green fresh salad leaves
  • 1/2 cup - spring onion greens finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp - grated paneer
  • 1 tbsp - thinly sliced lemon rind
  • For filling:
  • 1 cup - chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup - grated paneer
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 2-3 - garlic flakes, crushed finely
  • 1 inch - ginger, grated
  • 3-4 - green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp - tahini sauce
  • 1 tsp - soya sauce
  • 1 tsp - lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - oil

How to Make Chickpea Paneer Stuffed Tomato Quarters

  • For filling:
  • Pressure cook chickpeas in plenty of water till they become very soft. (6-7 whistles)
  • Remove it, drain and grind to a coarse paste before keeping it aside till required.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan, add ginger, garlic, green chillies and stir for a minute.
  • Add onions, stir fry till it turns light pink and becomes transparent.
  • Add chickpea paste, sauces, lemon juice, salt and stir gently.
  • Cook it on low heat, till paste forms a soft lump.
  • Keep it aside to let it cool.
  • Make a vertical slit in, scoop out inside very carefully.
  • Take care not to damage the shell of the tomatoes.
  • Gently stuff the chickpea mixture into each tomato with a small spoon.
  • Chill stuffed tomatoes for 15-20 minutes or till required.
  • Just before serving:
  • Spread out the whole salad leaves on a serving plate.
  • Cut each tomato carefully into 4 quarters (vertically).
  • Press pyramidal mixture inside to make a slight depression.
  • Garnish with chopped leaves, spring onion, greens, lemon rind, grated paneer. Serve chilled.