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Tomato kurma recipe

tomato kurma recipe thakkali kurma tomato korma recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: kurma recipes, side dish for dosa, side dish for idli
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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To grind : coconut masala

  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp fried gram
  • 1/4 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 no clove

for the curry

  • 2-3 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 cups onion - chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 tsp garlic - chopped
  • 2 cups tomato - chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sambar powder/chilli powder
  • coriander leaves - chopped


  • Grind everything under the "To grind: coconut masala" section to a super fine paste. Keep it aside until use
  • Now, Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds and add chopped onions, curry leaves, garlic chopped and fry until brown. 
  • Further add chopped tomatoes, salt, green chilli and fry on high heat for a minute. 
  • Close and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Open, mix once and add prepared coconut masala, turmeric powder, chilli/sambar powder, water and mix well. 
  • Close and cook again for about 10-15 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Open and add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot with idlis/dosas.