Tomato Kurma - Thakkali Kurma Recipe | Sidedish for Idiyappam

Tomato Kurma Recipe
I saw this tomato kurma recipe in a tamil magazine which was Chef Damus Recipe .....It was given as a sidedish for appam and I was way too tempted to try it as I wanted to try tomato kurma since long. Amma makes thakkali kuzhambu but a kurma with tomatoes as a major ingredient is something new to me.....I loved it a lot inspite of the chunky tomato pieces, the flavour was soo good. I am sure this is going to be often in  my menu hereafter.I will sure post thakkali kuzhambu recipe soon.
Tomato Kurma Recipe
I served it with idiyappam for breakfast and had it with dosa for dinner, it makes a great combo with idlidosa, chapathi, idiyappam and even appam.That plate of goodness with idiyappam and tomato kurma was wiped clean by  me :)   Now lets get on to learn how to make tomato kurma.
Tomato Kurma Recipe

Tomato Kurma Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins / toast | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Tomato - 3 big sized roughly chopped
Onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Fennel Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Green Chillies - 1
Roasted gram - 1 tbsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp

To temper:

Cooking oil - 3 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Garlic - 1 tbsp


  1. In a mixer add all the ingredients listed under 'to grind' along with little water and grind to a smooth paste.Set aside.Heat oil in a pan - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.How to make tomato kurma - Step1
  2. Then add garlic let it slightly brown, then add onion and fry till golden brown.Then add tomatoes and fry till mushy.How to make tomato kurma - Step2
  3. Keep cooking till raw smell of tomatoes leave.Then add red chilli and coriander powders with little water and let it boil for few mins.How to make tomato kurma - Step3
  4. Then add the coconut paste and let it boil(add water if consistency is thick).While oil separates, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.How to make tomato kurma - Step3
Serve with idiyappam / idli or dosa.
Thakkali Kurma Recipe

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Thakkali Kurma Recipe

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