Vysya's Delicious Recipes -Dosa Corner


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tomato Kurma - Thakkali Korma for idli,dosa,chapathi

Tomato kurma is an Easy authentic Side dish  from south India, that  Pairs  well with idli,dosa, chapathi,Roti,Poori  & idiyappam. it is made with Sauted onions,simmered in tomato Coconut Paste. I learnt this Recipe from my Aunty Viji. In my home whenever,my mom  makes Chapathi, she will prepare this kurma as side dish. it is Quick & Ease to make. 

Tomato Korma

 Prep Time :  10   min.  
Cook Time : 15   minutes.
Recipe Category:Side Dish
Recipe Cusine:  South Indian


Onion - 3.
Tomato - 4.
Garlic - 2.
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - to taste.
Coriander leaves - few (to Garnish)

To Grind

Coconut - 1/2 Cup.
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch.
Cashew nuts - 8.
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp.

To temper

oil - to fry.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves - 1 sprig.


Chop the onions,tomato & Garlic.

  • Heat the oil, add Garlic when it turns light Golden brown colour.
  • Add finely Chopped tomatoes,Coriander Powder,Chilli powder & Turmeric Powder.Saute till tomatoes turns mushy.

  • Then switch off the flame.When tomato mixture cools down,Grind it along with coconut,cinnamon,cashewnuts & fennel seeds with needed water into a smooth Paste. Now Kurma masala is Ready.

  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds.when it splutters add cumin seeds.When it sizzles add curry leaves.
  • Add onions.Saute till onions turns Golden brown colour. Now add Ground  tomato Paste, with needed water.
  • Give a quick mix. When it starts boiling add Garam masala & salt.

  • Cook for few minutes till it is slightly thick & it  gets gravy Consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh Coriander leaves.

  • Instead of chilli powder,you can use Red chillies while Grinding.
  • Instead of cashews you can use fistful of fried Gram or khuz khuz.
  • you can add cloves & cardomom while frying in oil.