Tomato kurma

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Tomato kurma is a simple and tasty side dish that goes well with idly and dosai.

Tomato kurma


      • 2 nos – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic crushed
      • 1 no – Green chilli
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 2 tsp – Coriander powder/dhania
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves for garnishing
      • Salt as needed

For grinding:

      • 2 to 3 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • 1/4 tsp – Fennel seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Poppy seeds
      • 4 or 5 nos – Cashew nuts


      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram (ulunthu)
      • Few curry leaves

Tomato kurma process

Tomato kurma

Preparation method:

  1. Grind items given “for grinding” to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add onion, ginger garlic crushed, green chilli and little salt, saute until translucent or golden brown.
  3. Next add tomato and saute till massy. Then add all masala powders and saute till raw smell goes off.
  4. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water, bring it to boil and cook for 5 mins. Finally add ground paste and cook for another 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with idly or dosai. 

Tomato kurma


  1. This is one dish my husband die for... But he prefer my mum preparation at anytime :-)..

  2. those red tomatoes look so cute :) wish to have kurma with dosa..

  3. What a bright curry... love the Tomato pictures..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. Hi Shanthi,

    Tomato and kurma Looks AAAwesome !!!

    Perfect presentation:)

    Keep up this good work Dear:))

    I invite you to my

  5. Delicious kurma n excellent clicks

    Event: Dish name starts with N

  6. Sounds very delicious...perfect with idli n dosa..

  7. my most favorite one... if tomato kurma presents in my menu extra idli or dosa ll go to tummy...

  8. looks so delicious....& nice clicks too

  9. looks delicious......great combo with chapathis....

  10. Awesome recipe try it soon give the onion and tomotto in grams or cup measure


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