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Chettinad Tomato Kurma - Thakkali Kuruma - Easy to make Kurma - Tiffin Sidedish Recipes

Tomato kuruma or Chettinad Thakkali Kurma is one of the easy to make simple kuruma suitable for all Tiffin items. It is the best sidedish for appam, idli, dosa and even chappathi. This kurma can be made using simple ingredients available at home. Try this yummy kurma and enjoy with your family.

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Ingredients for making Tomato kurma

To grind
Khus khus - 2tsp.
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup.
Fried gram - 1 tbsp.
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
green chillies -2 nos.
saunf - 1 tsp.
cloves - 2
Cashews - 4 (optional)

To crush
Ginger -  1/2 inch
Garlic pods - 4

Other ingredients
Tomatoes - 4 nos
Onions - 1 no.
Cloves - 2
Saunf - 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
A sprig of curry leaves
Green chillies - 1
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.
Oil and salt as required.
Ghee - 1 tbsp.

Method for making Tomato Kurma

1. Soak khus khus and cashews in warm water for 10 minutes and grind this along with the ingredients given under to grind.

2. Chop the onions, tomatoes and slit the green chillies. Crush the garlic and ginger in a mortar and pestle.

3. Heat oil and ghee in a kadai add the mustard seeds, cloves and saunf. Add the onions, green chillies and curry leaves and saute till transparent followed by the ginger garlic paste.

4. Add the tomatoes and saute well for 7 to 8 minutes till the tomatoes become mashy.

5. Next add the ground paste, turmeric powder, salt and saute well.

6. Add the required amount of water, close with a lid and cook on a low flame for 15 minutes.

Tomato Kurma is ready to be served with Set dosai, idli, Appam, chapathi or poori.

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  1. Lovely, easy to make kurma. Perfect side dish for appam. First time here. Lovely space. Happy to follow you. Do visit mine if you find time and leave your valuable comments.

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  2. nice recipe Mangala ..expalined very well too.
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  4. Thank you Madam. I visited your blog and found many interesting recipes in traditional style. Thank you Ma'm for sharing your comments.

  5. Mangala, is chill powder quantity sufficient?