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Tomato Kurma
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Tomato Kurma | Thakkali Kurma

Tomato gravy is so simple and can be prepared in less time, It goes well with any pulao ,Roti or poori.iMakes a rich gravy with tomato.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Cardamom pods – 2
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon stick – 1-inch piece
  • Onion – 2 medium-sized
  • Tomato – 3
  • Salt as needed
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

To Grind:

  • Coconut – ¼ cup
  • Green Chilli - 3
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Gram Dal / Pottukadalai – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger a small piece
  • Water - ¼ cup


  • In a blender add in the ingredients mentioned under the “To Grind” section along with little water to make a fine paste. Heat a pressure cooker with oil once its hot add in the Bay Leaves, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick, and Cardamom pods. Saute for few secs.
  • Next, add in the chopped onions cook till it turns glossy. Next, add in the chopped tomato and cook till it is mushy and leaves oil, next add in the required salt.
  • Mix well and then add in the Sambar Powder, Turmeric powder, and Garam Masala.
  • Mix well and then add in the ground coconut masala. Add ½ cup of water and mix well. Check for salt and spice and then close the cooker. Cook for 2 whistles and then switch off the flame. Wait till the pressure is released naturally and then open the cooker. Garnish with coriander leaves and then serve.


Goes well with Pulao or any Roti.
Makes a delicious Gravy.
Keyword Thakkali Kurma, Tomato Kurma
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