Friday, May 30, 2014

Tomato Kurma Recipe-Thakkali Kurma-Side dish for Chapati,Idiyappam,Dosa,Idli

This is a very simple kurma made with tomatoes. I got this recipe from my friend long time back. I love this recipe for its simplicity. When there are abundant tomatoes at home or when tomatoes are inexpensive, apart from making tomato/thakkali thokkutomato souptomato rice or tomato biryani, you can prepare this kurma for a change. It goes well with chapati, idiyappam, appam, idli and dosa. Today we will learn how to make tomato/thakkali kurma following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Tomato Kurma-Thakkali Kurma

Tomato Kurma-Thakkali Kurma

Tomato Kurma-Thakkali Kurma

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 25 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Ripe Tomatoes - 6
   Onion -2 or 1 cup finely chopped
   Green chillies -2 slit
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup

   Turmeric powder -a pinch
   Coriander powder - 1 tsp
   Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
   Salt needed

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Cinnamon -1 inch piece
   Cloves -2
   Fennel seeds/Sombu - 3/4 tsp
   Curry leaves - few


Chop onions finely and slit green chillies. Grind raw tomatoes and keep it aside. I got 2 cups of tomato puree.

Grind coconut with a little water to a fine paste. Keep all the things ready as below.

ingredients for tomato kurma

Heat oil, add cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds. When fennel seeds sizzle, add finely chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute until onions turn golden brown.

sauteing onions until brown

Add tomato puree, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt needed. Cook until the rawness of the tomato goes (the color will change as seen in the picture below) and it will oozes out oil.

how to make tomato kurma

At this stage add coconut paste, needed water (according to the consistency required) and cook simmered for 5-6 minutes. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

thakkali kurma recipe

Tomato kurma goes well with chapati, all parathas, idli, dosa, idiyappam, rava upma and appam.

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  1. This kurma looks really good and would go very well with rotis!

  2. Hav tried ur recipies which are easy to follow and tastes yummyyy too.. This kurma wil be as gud as others.. Keep up padhu..

  3. This looks so good! I would love to try it myself.

  4. Looks like a very delicious side dish. Shall prepare today. Thanks for this recipe.

  5. Looks of the recipe that comes in hand easily.

  6. Really. Useful..waiting for further posts

  7. hi padhu,
    though i try a lot of recipes from your site have nvr posted in comments. this is my first time. thank you so much for your wonderful blog. cooking was new to me and all i make was a mess. i can say i learnt everything about cooking just from ur site. if i am nt sure what to cook i open ur site and it becomes easy to choose. my husband also started liking what i cook. thank you so much!!! am sure there r many like me who take inspiration from you. Loads of love and luck to you!!!

  8. Sounds good...will try it definitely....eager to taste..good luck..

  9. Very nice and easy to try padhu😊

  10. Hi Padhu

    I usually have this dish when I go to the dhaba close to where I work.looks like they use raw tomatoes and not puree and I think they add some jaggery as well.

  11. Can I use badam paste instead of coconut paste

  12. Tried this recipe and it came out amazing! :) Had it with Idiappams! Thank you!

  13. liked the tomato kurma side dish recipe. I made it easily and effortlessly.

  14. This u mam... Good with dhosa & rice ,but cinnamon fragrance was subsidized why?


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