Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thakkali kuruma (Tomato Kuruma)

Whenever I want to do a quick side dish for dosa and idli, I use to do this. It is very easy and faster to do.


  • Tomato -3 large size
  • Onion-2
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil-2 teaspoon
  • Salt

To grind:

  • Coconut-2 tablespoons
  • Green chillies-2 ( or 3)
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Fennel(Sombu)-1/2 teaspoon
  • Poppy seeds (kasakasa)-1 teaspoon
  • Cashew-3(or 4)
For seasoning:

  • Mustard, Curry leaves


  • Boil the tomatoes in water seperately.
  • Peel off the skin and smash it into paste.
  • Heat oil in pan and add mustard and curry leaves for seasoning.
  • When it starts to splutter, add the onions and turmeric powder.
  • When the onions are cooked well add tomato and required salt.
  • Grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds, fennel, poppy seeds(soak for few minutes before grinding), cashew and green chillies into fine paste.
  • Add the paste to the pan and allow it to cook for 5-6 minutes with the lid closed.
  • When the kuruma boils well remove it from the flame.
  • This kuruma will be thinner in consistency than the regular ones.
  • Suits well with idli and all kinds of dosa.

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