Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thakkali (Tomato) Curry - Kerala Style.

This is simple tomato curry cooked in Kerala style.I have used raw and ripe tomato.Raw tomato brings perfect sourness and together it makes curry more appealing and tasty.

  • 1 large size ripe Tomato - cut in big chunks
  • 1 large size raw Tomato - cut in big chunks
  • 1 medium size onion cut in thin long length.
  • 1 Tb.spoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 T.spoon mustard seeds
  • 2-3 whole dry red chillies.
  • 1/4 T.spoon turmeric powder.
  • 1 Tb.spoon corriander seeds.(make fine powder)
  • 1 T.spoon Cumin.(make fine powder)
  • 1 T.spoon red chilli powder.
  • 2 cups grated fresh coconut(half medium size coconut) grind to fine paste.(Adjust water as per your need-Keep it thick...don't make too watery)
  • 2 strands - Curry leaf.
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro.

Method Of Cooking:-

1) Heat 1 Tb.spoon cooking oil in pot.

2) Add 1/2 Tspoon mustard seeds. As they start to splutter wait for 15 seconds. Then add whole dry red chillies. Saute for 30 seconds.

3) Add cut onions.Saute for 2 minutes on medium flame.

4) Add cut tomatoes and one strand of curry leaf and salt. Mix well and cook for another 4-5 minutes on medium high flame. Keep stirring.

5)Add 1/4 Tspoon turmeric powder, powdered corriander and cumin, red chilli powder.

6) Add finely ground coconut paste.Stir all and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add remaining strand of curry leaf. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy this Tomato curry with Rice or Roti.

Captured Cooking stages.....


Yogi said...

hi usha mausi,
read ur blog yesterday and everybody was happin .
chetu was over the top and is now pesterin amma to add a few more ..

happy bloggin!!

Usha said...

Hey, Yogesh & Chetan glad to see your comment..Chetu I will be adding Amma's recipes soon.Keep visiting.