Aromatic Flavourful Tomato Kurma | Easy Flavourful Tomato Kurma

A Flavourful Tomato Kurma, mildly spicy, sweet & sour a beautiful combination of flavours to wake your taste palettes. Kurma is a very famous & well known dish prepared in India. It is prepared in many different ways. Kurma is usually prepared with a blend of spices sautéed with onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, fresh herbs like coriander leaves & then is ground with coconut to a lovely aromatic paste. It is then sautéed in ghee with mustard & curry leaves, some add veggies like beans, carrot, potato, radish etc. Each family have their own recipes, this is one such recipe. It is a healthy nutritious meal. This Kurma is one of my family favourite dish.

Please do give it a try. They make great leftovers.

Goes great with Hot Rice, Dosa, Idli, Phulka, Puri etc.

You can also watch my video on YouTube


Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 Medium – Tomatoes
  • 4 Tsp – Oil
  • ¼ Tsp – Turmeric powder
  • 2 – 3 Tsp – Salt or as per taste
  • 1 Medium – Onion
  • 1 ½ Inch – Cinnamon Stick
  • 3-4 – Cloves
  • 1 ½ Inch – Ginger
  • 5-6 – Garlic Cloves
  • 2 – Green Chillies (this quantity gives moderate heat)
  • 1 Tsp – Dhania/Coriander powder
  • 2 Tsp – Homemade Sambhar/Curry powder (Instead you can add ½ tsp chilli powder)
  • ½ Cup – Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • ½ Cup – Coconut (grated)
  • 1 ½ – 2 Cups – Water

For Seasoning:

  • 1 Tsp – Ghee
  • ½ Tsp – Mustard, Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 10-12 – Curry Leaves

Method:

  • Heat a sauce pan/wok (please keep heat on low).
  • Add oil, tomatoes, turmeric, salt & sauté (please keep heat on medium low).
  • Cover with lid & let it cook for few minutes.
  • After few minutes open lid & once tomatoes are soft & cooked.
  • Turn off heat & set it aside to cool.
  • Heat a sauce pan & add oil (plz keep heat on low).
  • Add cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic, green chillies & sauté well.
  • Add chopped onion, salt & sauté well.
  • Cover with lid & let it cook.
  • After a few minutes open lid.
  • Once the onions are soft & translucent turn off heat.
  • Transfer the ingredients into a mixy/blender jar & let it cool.
  • Once it is cool enough add coriander powder, homemade sambhar/curry powder.
  • Add the cooked tomatoes we set aside earlier, fresh coriander leaves, grated coconut.
  • Grind it to a fine paste.
  • Heat sauce pan & add ghee (please keep heat on low).
  • Add mustard, jeera/cumin seeds, curry leaves & sauté.
  • Gently add the ground masala & sauté.
  • Add 1 ½ cup water & mix well.
  • Once it starts to bubble turn off heat.
  • Ready to serve.

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