Stuffed raw tomatoes with paneer

Stuffed Raw Tomatoes with Paneer ( cottage cheese ) is a complete party dish to impress your guests at any occasion. I know – these days what guests, what parties – but still, we can give even ourselves a treat to keep spirits high! So cook these stuffed raw tomatoes with paneer (cottage cheese); but if you are not a big fan of paneer then stuff tomatoes with mixed vegetables, followed by cheese, oregano flakes and black pepper.

You might give homemade fresh paneer a try if you are fine with paneer stuffing. Naturally, I have a post on how to prepare Homemade Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese!! As I used crushed paneer, just add vinegar or lemon juice in hot milk and milk will curdle. Sieve it, use whey for your gravy based dishes or for kneading flour and use paneer for stuffing! 

Paneer vaale bharva tamatar

Check out a few more posts for stuffed vegetables in the blog…

Stuffed brinjal/eggplant/aubergines (Bharva baigan)

Stuffed Capsicum (bharva shimla mirch)

Stuffed Brinjals/Eggplant/Aubergine

Stuffed Chilies(Bharva Hari Mirch)

Pyaaz vaale bharva karele

Ingredients :

Small size raw tomatoes 9-10
Crushed paneer 100 gm (reduce or increase as per the size of tomatoes)
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida powder a pinch
Salt as per your taste
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Dry mango powder/lemon juice 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Kasuri methi/ chopped green coriander leaves 2 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp


Wash tomatoes and scoop out the pulp by cutting the top. You can use  pulp for preparing gravy by grinding it for gravy based dishes.

scoop out tomatoes before stuffing

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add paneer along with all spices. Cook this mixture for five minutes and switch off the gas.

Prepare paneer stuffing for tomatoes

paneer stuffing for tomatoes is ready!

Fill this stuffing in scooped out tomatoes and pour rest of the oil in a pan and place stuffed tomatoes in the pan. If you want, can use the top cut part of tomatoes to cover them, though it is not necessary. I used them as it looks fancy to uncover them before serving!!

Stuffed tomatoes are ready to be cooked

Remember, we have to cook tomatoes on sim heat. Sometimes, our gas burner doesn’t give very low heat for slow cooking dishes. If that is the case with your burner, just buy one extra small size pan support and use it. This helps in supplying low heat to the cooking pan.

Tomatoes will slowly start becoming tender. When we cook on sim heat then the pan gets heat only at the center, not around the edges of the pan. Keep shifting the position of tomatoes in the pan for even cooking.

paneer stuffed green tomatoes

As green raw tomatoes are firm tomatoes, it takes some time for them to become soft on sim heat. Once tomatoes are done, sprinkle some kasuri methi or green coriander leaves for garnishing just before serving and uncover them!!

Raw tomatoes stuffed with paneer

Stuffed raw tomatoes with paneer are ready!


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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

106 thoughts on “Stuffed raw tomatoes with paneer

  1. Looks delicious. Anything with paneer is always welcome at home. Am definitely going to try this.
    I have tried stuffing paneer in the huge potatoes. They come out well too.
    Thanks for the share.

      1. Yes, raw tomatoes are my favorite to add anywhere instead of amchoor and I can have lahsun ki chutney each day!! Whenever now possible, travel to Bangalore or Chennai in train. During lunch time when big extended marwari families there open their homemade treasure of food packages at lunch time… can’t describe the heaven of mixed aroma of different flavours!!!

      2. Haha! Marwari people are synonymous with Lahsun Ki chutney. Don’t be surprised to catch a whiff of this chutney during a flight to BLR from JP; many marwari family heading back to south love to eat parantha with Lahsun ki Chutney. 🙂
        This is a part of Marwari DNA

    1. Thank you very much Cindy😊 . Yes, kids do not like tomatoes much. Capsicum is perfectly fine. I have a post on stuffed Capsicum with potatoes stuffing. But of course you can decide your favorite flavors ☺️

  2. Yes looks very yummy! Is that a Punjabi recipe ? 😉 😀 I like paneer, and used to make it for the dish with paneer and spinach, up to now my husband’s favourite.
    The moongdal pancakes were a success, they went straight onto the recipe rotation plan. They tasted very well with the split yellow peas. I think I can use them for all the cases, where I do not get the required daal.

    1. Thank you very much Stella. Not sure if this is Punjabi dish but Apoorva can have paneer and curd only from dairy products so I decided to use paneer. We can use potatoes also as well but paneer looks fancy in front of guests😉
      Fantastic, split yellow peas worked so well!!

  3. Wow, I have not tasted this dish, it is awesome in appearance, I believe it will be very tasty to eat. 😋Tremendous work ma’am👌👌🙏🌻🎆💐

      1. Pretty bad. My neighbour’s whole family got infection… The moment we are slight careless and it is nothing but repentance as there are no beds available in the hospitals.

      2. Hmm. Sounds stressful. Here is also pretty bad. Cases increasing everyday. My society has 4 cases😬. And I wish I was in north India in my home right now cuz things are starting to streamline there.

  4. I grew tomatoes this year, for the first time ever, and am very pleased with them…although they’re all very little. Too small for this delicious recipe you posted, but I’ll try it with store-bought tomatoes. I never thought of stuffed raw tomatoes – thanks for sharing this! 🙂

    1. Ruth, thank you very much 😊
      I am sure you must be very excited with your first tomato crop☺️Home grown vegetables have wonderful taste. Those tiny ones go very well with sauce and chutneys.

    1. Thanks a lot Oscar❤️
      For an artistic person like you creativity has no limits. I am sure you will mould the dish deliciously with your choice of ingredients for stuffing!!

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