Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Tomato Curry

I wanted to make something simple and easy for dinner. I thought of making tomato curry which goes well with idly and dosa. This recipe I learned from my mom. I make this recipe quite often at home in order to finish the tomatoes. This recipe can be made in different ways. You can add potatoes, peas, carrots, cauliflower or eggs. I always make this simple just adding tomatoes and onions.
Ingredients: Recipe for two
  • 2 tomatoes cut into small chunks
  • 1 onion cut the onion length wise
  • 4 green chilies
  • 10-15 roasted gram
  • 2 garlic pods
  • Small piece ginger
  • ½ tsp sweet cumin
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 pieces of cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsp shredded coconut
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 2tsp cilantro
  • 1tsp salt

Grind tomatoes, green chilies, roasted gram, garlic, ginger, poppy seeds, turmeric, coconut, curry leaves and salt in a blender or a mixer.

In a pan, sauté cloves, cinnamon stick and sweet cumin with a tsp of oil, add the onions and sauté them until it turns golden brown. Now add the grinded paste in the pan and cook them covered for 10-15 mins in a medium heat. Turn off the heat and add the cilantro.

Serve the tomato curry with idly, dosa or chapattis.


Blogger Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

whats sweet cumin??? Is it Jeera or Saunf??

Nice recipe

8:14 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

it is saunf tina:)

10:01 AM   Edit
Blogger Swamy VKN said...

Wow Priya! I can devour 10-15 idlis of this size with this curry, brilliant result. Idlis look sooo soft. We ask everyone this, how do you make your idlis soft? We have our own method, but always curious to know how others are doing it.

You have some down-to-earth recipes; keep it coming please. Cheers!

1:49 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Thanks vkn for your pleasing words. Will post the recipe of my home idly's.

2:19 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priya, i really liked your blog.your tomato curry looks so delicious.those idlis are mouthwatering to me.i will be waiting to see recipe for idli in your blog soon :-)

7:40 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Thanks jayasri. Will post the recipe for idly soon.

8:13 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Priya,

Great start priya. your recipes are so simple and homely. I tried your tomato curry and wow.........

watiting to c wut ur gonna post next!!!!

gr8 job

9:31 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Thanks deepa for sharing your experience. You words are so encouraging. Will post more soon!!!

10:29 PM   Edit

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