Monday, 14 October 2013

Thakkali Curry {Tomato curry}

Thani Naadan! (absolutely traditional!) Well this is yet another simple curry which you can rely on any time-crunched day of your life. This is indeed a comforting food which can be stirred up on  any rainy day for a bit of sunshine :) Kerala meal can be made special quite easily by combining an assortment of plain and simple dishes. Fish fry, thoran (vegetable stir fry of sorts), a portion of fluffy rice and a creamy tomato gravy is one of my favorite combination. So here is Thakkali Curry {Tomato curry}, a curry in a hurry!

Thakkali Curry {Tomato curry}

Thakkali Curry

3 Shallots /Pearl onion, finely chopped
2 Green chillies, slit lengthwise
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
Small piece Ginger, finely chopped
1/2 cup Grated coconut
Few Cumin seeds
Few Mustard seeds
Few Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Red Chilli powder
Salt, to taste
Water, as required

  • Heat little oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds followed by curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped shallots and slit green chillies. Saute then until onions start to turn translucent.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and little water. Let it boil until the tomatoes gets mashed well.
  • Meanwhile grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt with water (as required) to a smooth paste.
  • Add the ground coconut mixture to the tomatoes and let the whole mixture boil for few mins.
  • Taste and adjust salt as preferred. Remove from fire.

Thakkali aka Tomato - Curry

Notes: Serve hot with rice & any thoran (stir fry of sorts).

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  1. Sounds very interesting, easy and yummy ...definitely will be trying this out very soon :)

    1. will like... its thani naadan!


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