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Tomato Surprise


Tomatoes stuffed with potatoes and green peas

Filed in Appetizers and Snacks

Serves 2 people

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A tea time snack


  • 10 Tomatoes
  • 1 kg. potatoes
  • 3 slics of bread
  • 1/2 cup boiled green peas
  • 1 onion. chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. amchur
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Peel and mash. Soak bread in water for a few seconds and then squeeze out the water. Mash. Mix potato, bread, salt and half of the red chilli powder and  Keep aside.
  2. Now cut the top of the tomatoes and scoop out the pulp without breaking the tomatoes.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Fry the onions and green chillies. Add peas, 3 tbsp. mashed potato mixture, tomato pulp and all spices. Cook until the mixture is dry. Add coriander leaves.
  4. Cool the mixture and fill into the tomatoes. Now divide the potato mixture into 10 portions, Cover the stuffed tomatoes with each portion of potato mixture. Shape into balls. Fry in oil on med. heat till crisp and brown.
  5. Cut each tomato into two equal halves. Srinkle green coriander leaves and serve hot with tomato sauce.

Latest Comments

By BITHICA DAS on 7/4/2008 8:14:00 AM

Hi Anu, yes u need to deep fry the tomatoes as mentioned in the recipe.

By Anu on 6/27/2008 11:53:00 AM

Do you deep fry the tomatoes after filling them? Thanks

By BITHICA DAS on 10/22/2007 6:53:00 AM

The red ones are used. See to it that they are ripe but yet firm.

By Rohini on 10/11/2007 5:28:00 AM

Does one use green tomatoes in this recipe or the ripe tomatoes i.e.the red ones.b'coz i tried this one but could not scoop out the pulp.


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