tomato kurma recipe | thakkali kurma | tomato korma recipe

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tomato kurma recipe | thakkali kurma | tomato korma recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. an ideal tomato based tangy curry or kurma recipe which is eaten with dosa, idli, idiyappam, or even with roti and chapathi. basically a south indian tomato curry prepared from tomatoes, onions, coconut, cashews and other dry spices.
tomato kurma recipetomato kurma recipe | thakkali kurma | tomato korma recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. typically a kurma recipe is either prepared from vegetables or simply mix of meat. however tomato kurma is mainly prepared from just tomato and onions with grounded coconut and spice paste. there are several ways and varieties for this simple tomato based curry, but in this post lets learn a simple tomato kurma recipe.

i have shared the authentic vegetable kurma recipe which is typically served for puri’s or kerala parotta in my native. however tomato kurma is less frequently prepared and served in my native but i have always been a big fan of thakkali kurma. my first encounter with this recipe was during my annual trip to rameshwaram during my college days. for my breakfast, i was served with tomato korma recipe for my soft idli’s with some coconut chutney. i must admit it, it was love at first sight and since than it has become my all time favourite kurma recipe.

thakkali kurmaeven though there isn’t much complicated steps in tomato kurma recipe, yet i would like to share few tips and recommendations. firstly, i have added finely chopped tomatoes to pan and not blended with coconut to make coconut and tomato paste. alternatively, you can add diced tomatoes to blender to form a smooth coconut and tomato paste. secondly, some prefer thakkali kurma without cashews and can be easily ignored if you do not prefer so. lastly, always use ripe tomatoes to get a tangy and juicy kurma recipe.

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easy tomato kurma recipe | thakkali kurma | tomato korma recipe
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Recipe type: curry
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
for masala paste:
  • ¼ cup coconut, fresh / desiccated
  • 1 tbsp putani / roasted chana dal
  • 5 whole cashews
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 green chilli
  • ½ cup water, to blend
other ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 cup water, or as required
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, prepare the masala by grinding all the ingredients listed for masala paste.
  2. now heat the oil and add in 1 tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ inch cinnamon stick and few curry leaves.
  3. allow to splutter.
  4. furthermore saute in 1 finely chopped onions.
  5. also add in 3 finely chopped tomato and saute well.
  6. saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  7. furthermore, add in ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp sugar and salt to taste.
  8. saute till the oil releases from sides.
  9. now add in prepared masala paste and 1 cup water.
  10. mix well and adjust the consistency as required.
  11. further, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or more till the coconut gets cooked well.
  12. finally, add in coriander leaves and serve tomato kurma along with idli, dosa or idliyappam.


how to make tomato kurma with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, prepare the masala by grinding ¼ cup coconut, 1 tbsp putani, 5 whole cashews, ½ tsp fennel, 1 tsp coriander seeds and 2 green chilli.
    tomato kurma recipe
  2. blend to smooth paste adding water as required.
    tomato kurma recipe
  3. now heat the oil and add in 1 tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ inch cinnamon stick and few curry leaves.
    tomato kurma recipe
  4. allow to splutter.
    thakkali kurma
  5. furthermore saute in 1 finely chopped onions.
    thakkali kurma
  6. also add in 3 finely chopped tomato and saute well.
    thakkali kurma
  7. saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    thakkali kurma
  8. furthermore, add in ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp sugar and salt to taste.
    thakkali kurma
  9. saute till the oil releases from sides.
    tomato korma recipe
  10. now add in prepared masala paste and 1 cup water.
    tomato korma recipe
  11. mix well and adjust the consistency as required.
    tomato korma recipe
  12. further, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or more till the coconut gets cooked well.
    tomato korma recipe
  13. finally, add in coriander leaves and serve tomato kurma along with dosa, idli or idiyappam.


notes:

  • firstly, instead of finely chopped tomato, you can use tomato puree.
  • also, adding cashews is optional, however they give nice creamy texture.
  • additionally, increase the amount of green chilli to make it more spicy.
  • finally, add few seeds of methi seeds in tadka for more flavours in tomato kurma.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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