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tomato curry recipe

tomato masala curry
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: curry recipes, side dish for chapathi, side dish for dosa, side dish for idli
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to pressure cook - 1

  • 4 medium tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 1 no green chilli - slit

to pressure cook - 2

  • 1/4 cup tur dal

to grind

  • 3 tbsp corinader powder
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 7-8 no garlic

for curry

  • 1.5 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup small onions - chopped
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Cook the tur dal separately, mash and keep it ready.
  • cook the tomatoes and green chillies with little water. mash and keep it ready.
  • heat oil and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
  • fry small onions until reddish and then add cooked tomatoes, cooked dal
  • grind together garlic, coriander powder and chilli powder to a fine paste. add the paste to the curry.
  • furthermore, add asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt, water and mix well.
  • give it a boil and serve hot.