Thakkali kuruma in Tamil – Tomato kurma for idly, dosa side dish

Written by: Kannathal chinniah

Tomato kurma
Thakkali kuruma in Tamil – Tomato kurma for idly, dosa side dish

Tomato kurma is a very simple recipe and easy to prepare with few ingredients. It goes well with idli, dosa and chapati. Tamil video of this thakkali kuruma is embedded below.


Tomato – 3

Chopped onion – 1 cup ( 1 no. )

To Grind 

Coconut – 1/4 cup

Garlic clove – 1

Green chili – 1

Fennel seed – 1 tsp

Almonds or Cashews – 10 to 12

Seasoning ingredients

Mustard seed – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seed – 1/2 tsp

Pepper – 1/2 tsp


1. Grind all the ingredients under ‘ To Grind ‘. set aside.

2. In a pan heat 2 tsp of oil and add seasoning ingredients, once it splutters saute onions till it turns brown. Then add tomatoes and stir it for a minute. Add ground coconut, salt and required water

3. Shift this mixture to a pressure cooker and let it cook for a sound or cook in a pan for 10 minutes. Add salt.

4. Garnish it with coriander leaves. You can serve this tomato kurma with idly, dosa, and chapati.

Written by: Kannathal chinniah

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