November 26, 2011

Tomato Kuruma/ Thakkali kulambu

Tomato Kurma / Thakkali Kuzhambu 

5 nos Tomatoes (ripe)
2 nos Onion ( finely chopped)
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 no Green chili (slit open )
¼ tsp Cumin seeds
¼ tsp Fennel seeds
2 nos Cinnamon stick 
2 nos Cloves
1 no Bay leaf 
5 nos Curry leaves
2 stks Coriander leaves
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chili powder( kashmiri chilly gives a nice colour for this kuruma)
2 tsp Coriander powder
1½ tsp Salt 
1 cup Thick coconut milk ( u can also add grounded paste)
1 cup Water
1 tsp Ghee
3 tsp Oil


Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Toast cumin seeds, fennel seeds, curry leaves, bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon sticks for few seconds. Add the green chili and chopped onions and fry them until  brown. Now add ginger garlic paste and then add chopped tomatoes.
 Cover and cook  the toamtoes till it become soft and mushy. Now add tuermic powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Fry the masala till the oil separates and add the water and coconut milk. 
Simmer until desired thickness is attained and garnish with corainder leaves. Serve with hot idlis or dosai or chapathi.(Even with rice also).


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