Tomato curry / Thakkali masala

Tomato curry/ Thakkali masala  is an easy side dish for Idli/dosas.

Recipe here


Tomatoes, chopped – 2 nos
Onion, chopped  – 2 big
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves, chopped – 1 tbsp

Dry roast and grind

Chana dal – 2 tbsp
Red chillies – 5 nos
Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

Grated coconut – 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch


Dry roast chana dal, red chillies and coriander seeds. In a blender, add this dry roasted ingredients, grated coconut, turmeric powder and salt with little water into a fine paste and keep aside.

Heat oil in a  pan. Splutter mustard seeds, add chopped onions and curry leaves. Saute well. When onion turns to golden brown colour, add chopped tomatoes. Saute well till tomatoes are mushy. Now add ground paste, required water and stir well. Allow it to boil for 10 to 15 minutes till the raw smell leaves and the curry gives the form of a thick gravy. Switch off the fire. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot with idli and dosa.

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