Onion kurma

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Onion kurma is a simple and tasty kurma made with big onion and tomato. Onion contains chemical compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anti-cancer, and antioxidant properties. Preliminary studies have shown that increased consumption of onions reduces the risk of head and neck cancers.

Onion kurma


      • 4 nos – Big onion (cut lengthwise thinly)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped)
      • 4 or 5 nos – Green chilies (slit open)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • Salt as needed
      • 3/4 cup – Water

For grinding: (dry grinding)

      • 2 1/2 tbsp – Roasted bengal gram (pottukadalai)
      • 1 tsp – Fennel seeds (soambu)


      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 3 or 4 nos – Curry leaves

Onion kurma process

Onion kurma

Preparation method:

  1. Grind items given for grinding to a fine powder and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add onion and green chilies along with required salt ;saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until transparent.
  3. Then add tomato saute for few minutes or until tomato gets cooked. Add turmeric powder and ground masala powder fry for few seconds. Then add 3/4 cup of water; cover with lid and cook until everything is well cooked.
  4. Now kurma is ready and serve hot with chappathi and poori. 

Onion kurma

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