Very delicious kid’s favourite dish. Do you think potatoes are fattening. No its not. If it cooked in the right way, potatoes can be as healthy as other vegetables.
Potatoes are very good source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber and pantothenic acid.
And the skin of potatoes contains more nutrients than the rest of the potato. So try to cook the potatoes with skin. Try out this stuffed potatoes with skin and enjoy the delicious taste.
You can use the cheese as much as you like. I have made some with very little cheese and some so cheesy. Both are yummy.
This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is stuffed veggies. And I have chosen potato.
Potatoes stuffed with a mouthwatering onion, garlic, tomato and paneer/cottage cheese stuffing. A perfect starter for party.
Potatoes – 4 large size
Onions – 2 finely chopped
Garlic cloves – 3-4 minced
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Paneer/cottage cheese – 1/2 cup crumbled
Green peas – 1/2 cup frozen
green chilli – 1-2 or as per your spice tolerance
Salt to taste
Tomatoes – 2 large chopped
Capsicum – 1 chopped
Cilantro – handful chopped
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Chat masala powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
Tomato ketchup – 2 teaspoon
Oil – 2-3 tablespoon
Cheese – 2 tablespoon + for sprinkle
oil for frying scooped potatoes
Wash the potatoes. Make them half. Don’t peel. In a large microwavable bowl microwave them with 1/8 cup water for 3-4 minutes. It should be half cook.
Let them cool. Scoop out the potatoes carefully leaving the sides. Make the shape like a boat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over them and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the scooped small pieces in it. Fry till the potatoes turned golden brown. Remove from the oil. After cooling down mash them with potato masher or hand.
Heat the oil again. Add minced garlic, green chilli and onion. Saute till the onion becomes translucent. Add ginger, capsicum, green peas and chopped tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes becomes mushy.
Add salt cumin powder, chat masala powder, black pepper powder and turmeric powder. You can use red chilli powder or chilli sauce too if you like. Saute till the spices fry well. You can add 1 -2 beaten egg if you like. Fry well. Now add crumbled paneer/cottage cheese, mashed scooped potatoes and tomato ketchup. Mix well.
Let it dried up. Stir continuously. Add chopped cilantro and 2 tablespoon shredded cheese. Mix well and switch off the flame.
Preheat the oven at 200° for 10 minutes.
Fill the potato boats with the paneer/cottage cheese and spice mixture. Place them on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and drizzle oil over it. Use cheese as much as you like.
Bake at 200° for 15 – 20 minutes or until the colour change and the cheese melts.
Serve hot. If you are making it for kids sprinkle double amount of cheese. They will love it.
Enjoy the stuffed baked potato with tea or coffee.