Dec 27, 2016

Tomato Kurma Recipe - Thakkali Kurma Recipe

Tomatoes are in season right now, it is very very cheap here. So i decided to use it and make so many recipes as possible. I made jams, juices and pickles. I also made some gravy dishes too. This is a simple kurma made using tomatoes and it is super easy to make and taste delicious with idiyappam, appam or any tiffin items.

Similar Kurma Recipes
Carrot Kurma
Cashew Veg Kurma
Soya Chunks Kurma
Potato Kurma
White Veg Kurma
Capsicum Kurma
Mushroom Kurma

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4


Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 1 slit
Tomatoes - 3 chopped finely
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa Kasa - 1 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 3 cm piece


Take all grinding ingredients in a blender and puree till smooth. Set aside.

Now heat oil in a pan, add mustard and urad dal. Add curry leaves and let them sizzle.

Add in onions and green chillies. Add some salt and turmeric and mix well. Cook till it gets soft.

Add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy.

Add in sugar and spice powders and mix well.

Add in water and bring it to a boil.

Add the ground masala and simmer for few mins.


Prepare your ingredients

first lets make the masala..take coconut in a blender

add in fennel seeds and cinnamon

add poppy seeds

puree till smooth

heat oil in a pan, add mustard and urad dal

add curry leaves

add sliced onions and green chillies

mix that well

add salt and turmeric

mix well

add in tomatoes

cook till it gets mushy

add sugar, chilli powder and garam masala powder

mix well

add water and mix well

add the ground masala

simmer for few mins




  1. These are really mouth watering, simple, and must try recipe. I really loved this very much. Thank you so much for sharing this here. I will definitely try these recipes this weekend for sure and will sure my opinion about this very soon. Keep posting such healthier and must try recipes.

  2. Prepared yesterday and it was superb... Thanks for Sharing


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