Monday, September 8, 2014

Thakkali Kurma, Tomato Kurma

          Today's dish is going to be a simple and delicious Tomato Kurma, this comes in handy when you are running out of time or on those days you don't feel like chopping vegetables. The gravy is rich, flavorful and delicious from the coconut and cashew paste and goes well with rotis, idlis, dosas, as a side dish for pilafs and briyanis or even mixed with some plain white rice..

Need To Have

  • Tomatoes - 3 medium
  • Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  • Garlic - 6 small cloves, peeled and smashed
  • Green Chilly - 1, slit
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  •  Red Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander - 1 tablespoon
  • Curry Leaves - 10
  • Salt to taste

To Grind

  • Grated Coconut - 2 tablespoons
  • Cashews - 6
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoons
  • Poppy Seeds - 1 teaspoon


          Cook the tomatoes in water, let it boil till the skin splits. Remove the tomatoes from the water, remove the skin, mash it and keep.

          Grind together all the ingredients given under ' to grind ' into a fine paste.

          Heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering, add the onion, garlic, green chilly and curry leaves. Saute for a minute, then add  the turmeric, red chilly and coriander powders and mix for a few seconds.

           Add the mashed tomatoes, about a cup of water, salt, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.

          Add the ground paste, mix and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, then add the chopped coriander and remove.

Use ripe tomatoes, it takes just a few minutes for the skin to split if the tomatoes are ripe.
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  1. Colorful and inviting to look at tomato kurma. Fast to cook and looks a good meal as well.

  2. Idli & dosaiku superra fav one !!

  3. Kurma looks flavorful......... goes well with hot rice!

  4. We also make this almost the same way but add yogurt at the end to add a bit tanginess..Love it with rice,yummy:)

  5. I make this quite often hema for Dosa love that white handi in the pic and needless to say an earthy dish

  6. very healthy and delicious kuruma...yummy!

  7. Delicious kurma...Please participate "In my veg box-cabbage" event at my page

  8. Such a flavoursome dish. I made it with roasted tomatoes. Very yummy.