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Stuffed Tomato ka Salan

Debjani Dutta
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Stuffed Tomato ka Salan RECIPE

Salan is a popular Hyderabadi dish, which serve with biryani,but with stuffed tomato bring variation .

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Hyderabadi
  • Simmering
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. For stuffed tomatoes:
  2. 6 tomatoes
  3. 150 gram minced chicken
  4. 1 cup grated potato
  5. 1/4 cup green peas
  6. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  7. 1/4 cup chopped onion
  8. 1 tsp garlic paste
  9. 1 tsp ginger paste
  10. 1 tsp chilli Powder
  11. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  12. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  13. salt to taste
  14. 1/4 tsp sugar
  15. 1/4 cup curd
  16. For Salan:
  17. 2 tbsp peanut
  18. 1+ 1/2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  19. 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
  20. 3 tbsp oil
  21. 1 onion (Sliced)
  22. 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  23. 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  24. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  25. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  26. 14-15 curry leaves
  27. 2 cups of water or adjust as needed
  28. salt to taste
  29. tamarind one small lemon sized ball
  30. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  31. 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  32. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  33. 3-4 green chillies
  34. 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional)


  1. Firstly slice off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out all the pulp
  2. Marinate minced chicken for 10 minutes with curd, chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and salt.
  3. To make stuffing,heat oil in a pan,add chopped onion and fry them till they turn soft.
  4. Add garlic paste and saute it for couple of minutes,then add ginger paste, turmeric, chilli powder, salt,sugar and again saute for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add marinated chicken,cook for 1-2 minutes,then add grated potato and green peas,stir to combine all the ingredients, close the lid and cooked it in low flame till it done (add 2-3 tbsp water if required)
  6. When the stuffing become dry ,add garam masala powder and put off the flame.
  7. Cool down the stuffing ,add chopped coriander leaves, now fill the tomatoes properly,and keep 1 tsp of stuffing for later use.
  8. In a pan heat 1/2 tsp of oil ,add stuffed tomatoes and saute it in high flame for a while, keep aside.
  9. Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes , squeeze and extract juice ,set aside
  10. For gravy,dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds and desiccated coconut until they begin to smell them.
  11. In the same pan, saute onions in little oil until golden ,add ginger-garlic paste fry it until the raw smell disappears ,also cool it down.
  12. Blend together roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, coconut , along with fried onion and ginger garlic paste ,make a thick paste ,add some water if needed.
  13. Heat oil ;add mustard,cumin .when they sizzle add curry leaves and saute it for a while.
  14. Add the paste and pour enough water ,stir it constantly and make a smooth gravy .
  15. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, tamarind juice and garam masala powder.stir and simmer for 8-9 minutes.
  16. Add 1 tsp of stuffing for extra taste , (which previously consumed)
  17. Lastly add stuffed tomatoes and green chillies ,close the lid, cooked in low flame till it properly cooked ,gravy also thickens by then.
  18. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves , serve hot with plain rice.

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Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Sep-28-2018

Deliciously amazing!

VIDHI AGARWAL   Sep-27-2018

i am a vegetarian though it looks nice

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