Thursday, February 6, 2014

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

Method:

  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

My Notes:

  • Make sure you saute tomatoes till raw smell leaves.
  • The orginal recipe called for more coconut(1/2 cup) but I reduced coconut and added more tomatoes instead. As per the orginal recipe, the colour the kurma is light orange but since I added more tomatoes and also the variety of tomatoes I used was deep red I got a deep orange color kurma which I am really happy about as it is very appealing...Isnt it?! :)
  • The spices should be subtle so don't add more than the mentioned amount.
Thakkali Kurma Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

21 comments:

  1. indeed delicious.. and loved the plate and side jar combo .. too good

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  2. My fav side for idlis...Chef Damus recipes never fail..love the deep color, really appealing :) the bowl n plate looks so pretty...nice :)

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  3. This is the kind of kurmas that I would love to have with idlis, dosa and just plain rice as you have presented.
    Deepa

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    1. Thank you Deepa but thats idiyappam not rice :P

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  4. Wow! That Thakkali kurma looks yum and delicious!

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  5. Had this yesterday for rice... Nice clicks

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  6. Hey, I used to fry the tomatoes with whatever you have given under to grind and then grind them, that is, with tomatoes. Rest all same. Will try your version :-)

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  7. Kurma looks very tempting and perfect clicks as always.

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  8. Can we peel the skin of tomatoes or grind the tomatoes and add?

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    1. Yes you can add grinded tomatoes too but it will alter the flavour of the kurma though slightly....Give a try and do let me know the feedback :)

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    2. Tried the version of grinding the tomatoes. Was skeptical about the flavor and taste, but it came out well:). The only thing is it was in light orange color:( that was ok ok:). Thanks for such a wonderful recipe

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    3. Tried the grinding version:) was skeptical about the flavor, bt it really turned out well:) the only one thing was it was slightly in orange color:)

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  9. Very colourful.. like to hav wit idiyappam..

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  10. hi...i am relatively new to cooking......there are some dishes which catch my eye and i love to try them out....ur tomato kuruma was soo visually appealing that i just had to giv it a try....unfortunately it went wrong.....can u help me out here.....u mentioned (in the ingredients to grind) fennel seeds....but not the quantity....i was not sure wat to do...how much is required really....becoz i think thats where the problem lay....i followed everything else to the last letter.....pls help.....i do so want to try it again...

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    1. I missed it...but as you can see in the steps its very little 1/2-3/4 tsp will be ok to go...Hope this helps!

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    2. Thank u so much....am sure it will help...coz I guess thats where I went wrong.....I used an entire tablespoon­čśŽ....the taste was too strong..kind of bitter or something....

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  11. Tried this recipe.. Turned out great :)

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  12. Tried this today. It came out very well. Thank You!

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  13. Nizzz recipe.. Came out very well...thankyu :)

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