Thakkali Kuzhambu | Tomato Kurma

Thakkali Kuzhambu | Tomato Kurma 

Thakkali kuzhambu,Tomato kurma

Thakkali kuzhambu | tomato kurma is a delicious and very famous side dish variety in southern regions of Tamil Nadu. There are many variations for this recipe

which differ from region to region. Here I have posted the very basic and my family's version of this recipe. This thakkali kuzhambu or kurma is a superb side dish for idli, dosa, appam, idiyappam and even rice. Its a very simple recipe and can be done in a jiffy. Check out the recipe below.


For masala -Grind Together

Tomatoes -4-6 nos
Small onions -10-15 nos
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Poppy seeds-1 tsp
Roasted gram dal (pottu kadalai ) -1 tbsp
Cinnamon ,cloves,cardamom -2 nos each
Sambar powder -2-3 tsps
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Other ingredients-

Salt to taste
Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Curry leaves n coriander leaves few


👉First sauté the ingredients given for grinding until soft and mushy ,cool it and grind to fine paste without adding water set aside.

👉Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds,urad dal, curry leaves and allow it to crackle.

👉Now pour the ground paste, saute for few seconds, then dilute it by adding required water. Add salt.

👉Allow the kurma to boil until it thickens and raw smell goes.

👉Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with idli, dosa, poori, idiyappam, appam etc.

Preparation Time -30 mins
Serves -4-6

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