Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Corn Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

We were away on our much awaited and much needed holiday to London. London is my favourite short holiday destination, I like the hustle bustle of this city, the food and, of course, the shopping... what could be better than this combination:-)

We hogged and shopped and hogged.... Ohhh what a lovely holiday it was. I feel totally rejuvenated and happy. 



After having eaten so many calories, I decided to make something simple and light and healthy. These baked tomatoes have a lovely blend of flavours and looked really cute. 


Ma, my granny, used to make this corn stuffing, which is a starter on its own, and we would finish it off in no time. The first words when I served this dish to my hubby was that "Ma used to make this ." With a smile on my face but watery eyes remembering her, I said, "Yes, I have just put them in tomatoes." 



With or without the tomatoes, this dish tastes great!

Ingredients

4 - tomatoes, medium size
1/3 cup - low fat milk
1/4 tsp - black pepper powder
1 tsp - cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp - sunflower oil
1/8 tsp - cumin seeds (jeera)
a generous pinch of sugar
a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
a generous pinch of dried crushed mint leaves
salt to taste

To be coarsely ground without using water

3/4 cup - corn, boiled
1 - green chilli (more or less)
1 tsp - ginger

Method
  1. Cut a thin slice off the tomatoes from the top and scoop out the insides.
  2. Cut a very thin slice off the bottom of the tomatoes. It helps in keeping the tomatoes stable.
  3. Rub a little salt in and around the tomatoes.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and hing, when the seeds start to splutter add the coarsely ground corn, salt, sugar, pepper powder and milk and cook on a low heat, stirring continously until the milk evaporates. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  6. Fill the tomatoes with the corn stuffing, sprinkle the cheese and dried mint leaves on top.
  7. Place the tomatoes in a baking tray and place the tray in the center of the preheated oven. Bake until the tomatoes are slightly tender and the skin starts parching.
  8. Serve hot.

Enjoy!

41 comments:

  1. Lovely baked tomatoes looks really delicious .

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  2. Truly delcious and invitng stuffed tomatoes..

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  3. Rachan thats just wow... liked it..where did you get such a nice recipe...or its your creativity...whatever thanx for sharing

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  4. These stuffed tomatoes are really lovely, something that my family would certainly enjoy!

    Thank you for sharing

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  5. Looks very elegant and corn makes it very light unlike potatoes!

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  6. wow, lovely tomatoes. I have tried stuffed tomatoes before, but this stuffing sounds interesting. Will try it out.

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  7. Delicious..I love anything with tomatoes and I'm sure to try this soon..

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  8. Wow looks very tempting and yummy

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  9. You are queen of stuffed dishes, Love Rachana. Nice one

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  10. Its lovely and fantastic would luv to have this right now

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  11. Hey Rachna,

    That's beautifully stuffed tomatoes dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  12. Nice version dear and a great memory to cherish always.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  13. Fantastic baked tomatoes! Wow love the color and looks too tempting!

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  14. Very inviting and droolworthy stuffed tomatoes, cant wait to try..

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  15. very delicious and looking awesome. Wish i could taste one

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  16. yummy, wud surely try thz. cool pic

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  17. Though I have made stuffed tomatoes but this sounds so interesting and yummy. Your clicks are mind blowing as usual
    Enjoy your much awaited holiday :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. lovely.. I am a tomato fan..Simply love it..

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  19. delisious dear...i love corn very much.......

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  20. Stuffed tomatoes looks so delicious..so good

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  21. Thanks Dear. Do mail when you get time.

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  22. Beautiful and yummy! It's is so different with great stuffing...

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  23. Hi, good morning!

    I don't know what hog is, but, your stuffed baked tomates are really delicious, yes, something very simple and sofisticated at the same time,

    Congratulations,

    Renata

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  24. The tomatoes look so yummy , love ur beautiful clicks too !!!

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  25. very innovative and new one dear.... looks so yummy yummy dear....

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  26. Nice and creative tomato..feel like having a bite right now...very nice recipe and blog...

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  27. I always love stuffed veggies-well, stuffed anything for that matter! This combination sounds like a killer!

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  28. Tes photos sont très gourmandes.
    Elles donnent envie d'en manger tout de suite.
    J'aime.
    Bon week-end et à bientôt.

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  29. What an original recipe..sounds fantastic!

    US Masala

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  30. wow looks yummy corn s my fav. looks different

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  31. yummy dish...pics looks great...hey you visited london?..you should've rung me;))

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  32. This is another must try dish for me...! Fabulous..
    Tasty Appetite

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  33. New, interesting and wonderful dish. Looks delicious and mouth watering. Lovely presentation.

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  34. Hi Rachanna, i've said this before and i'm gonna say it over again that i feel hungry every time i visit this beautiful blog!

    that looks oh so awesome.

    Have a blessed week ahead...
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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  35. they look perfect and r so healthy!

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  36. The tomatoes look divine!! Lovely pictures too!! Next time you are in UK, do let us know and a few of us UK bloggers could get together .

    Mina

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  37. A very nice combination of flavours and a lovely presentation :-)

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  38. Too tempting...loved the clicks....

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