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Monday, December 3, 2012

thakkali-kurma-recipe
          I  always wanted to make this kind of kurma for long time. So when I heard this recipe from Raji, mom of Aj’s friend, I was very excited to try this one. I came to know Raji when Aj went for Amazing X science challenge competition. We have a similar wavelength in many thoughts and ideas. So got to go well with her and we keep in touch through phone calls. once she came to know about my food blog and when she explored the recipes, she started admiring it a lot heartily. Though she never agrees the fact that I am also like all of the house wives who cook everyday for their familyHappy.

tomato-kurma-for-idiyappam
Once when she told me that she is from Chettinad, I was so thrilled. Because I love the Cuisine. She was happy to share two simple recipes from her handwritten note recipe book from her mom. One amongst the two is this kurma. Even though she told this recipe as ‘Vengaya Kuzhambu’ I made it more like Thakkali/ Tomato kurma. I think my tomato ratio is more than she mentioned. Though I have not brought the same recipe she told, the taste was amazing! I kept appreciating the simplicity of the recipe and yet the whole house smelt so good of this kurma. This goes well with Idli/ dosa/ chapathi/ idiyappam.

Tomato kurma recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast- Sides
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 10 mins    Serves: 3

Ingredients


Onion  2 
Tomato  2 
Sambar powder  3/4 - 1 tsp 
Turmeric  1/8 tsp 
Salt  As needed 


To grind

Coconut, grated 1/4 cup
Green chillies 5
Fennel 1/2 tsp
Pottu kadalai/ Fried gram dal 1 tblsp

To temper

Oil 1 tblsp
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Cloves 2

Method

  1. Grind coconut, fried gram dal,green chillies and fennel with little water to a fine paste.1-kurma
  2. Heat a kadai with oil. Temper with cinnamon and cloves. Add finely chopped onion and fry till transparent.2-kurma
  3. Add finely chopped tomatoes and little bit of salt. Fry until it becomes soft.3-kurma
  4. Add sambar powder and turmeric. Mix well and fry for two more minutes. Add 1 & 1/2 cups of water, add more salt if needed and bring to boil. Add the ground paste and boil for 3-4 minutes. Adjust water consistency if it is too thick.4-kurma

Notes

  • According to original recipe, the kurma has to come out more on whiter side. But I was happy with the orange look :)
  • Do not add more masalas like cinnamon or cloves or fennel than mentioned, otherwise the kurma tastes different.
  • Adjust the water quantity to get a kurma consistency.

Serve with idiyappam / Chapathi/ Idli / Dosa. Below is with idiyappam. Yumm!!

kurma-for-idiyappam

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50 comments:

  1. I love tomato based curries and they go too well with Idiyappam and dosa.I follow a similar recipe for vegetable kurma.This one's easier with just onions and tomatoes.Btw,love how lovely your idiyappam looks:)

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  2. Just love the simple version..

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  3. I have the recipe your friend gave you which I too got it from my MIL's neighbor who also happens to be from Chettinad and I do just the same way to go with idlis. Tastes best with idiyappams in my opinion.

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  4. Love this tangy ever....
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  5. As sen dont like tomato base , I make the same with vegetables.. will try this version atleast for myself. simple n yummy :)

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  6. I love tomato kurma..Normally I do it for Idli
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  7. Wow tomato kurma sounds new to me.Will try.

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  8. lovely kurma..looks delicious and that idiyappam look so soft n fluffy too

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  9. love this Raji....yummy kurma..

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  10. never heard of kuruma with tomato..looks delicious and easy too..

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  11. more like adding thengai chutney to the kurma! Isn't it?

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  12. Hema, we dont usually add fennel in thengai chutney! More over, a kurma will become a kurma only after we add a coconut based ground mixture to it!! Hope u get it?!

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  13. raks ! ur idiyappam is amazing ! usually i prepare this kind of kuruma with Brinjal for Vegetable Briyani ! adding fennel to coconut wow its divine taste

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  14. hi
    i love ur clicks with idiyappam
    i usually saute the items given to grind with little oil and follow ur procedure
    i will use red chilly powder instead of sambar powder
    it will also taste gud.try it out

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  15. Very yummy kurma...looks too good

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  16. my lil one loves to have idiyappam with kurma, delicious combo :)


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  17. I can feel the aroma here...looks very tempting with idiyappam!

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  18. Super flavorful kurma. chettinad cusine has its unique and nice taste. Beautiful clicks

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  19. Love to have this kurma simply with idlis, flavourful gravy.

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  20. Tried this kurma today for idli. Before trying i had a doubt whether i would taste good without adding ginger and garlic but the taste was awesome without much ingredients and long process. thanks....

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  21. Thank you very much gais. Appreciate your feedback :) I too had the same doubt that without Ginger or garlic, how its going to be, but its amazing right? :)

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  22. Love this kurma...very perfect side for idlis...

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  23. Tangy and yummy gravy,perfect side dish

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  24. tomato kurma looks sounds very yummy...great ccombo with idiyappams...looks very tempting...love ur clicks always..

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  25. i dont like fennel seeds.Can i substitute with poppy seeds?

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  26. yummy kurma,me too makes this same way without sambar powder...clicks are too gud as usual:)

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  27. yesi really like the taste of karma without ginger or garlic paste

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  28. i love anything chettinad too, especially since they are more known for non veg :)

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  29. Wow Raji!!! Love this kurma!! and yes even I like chettinaad cuisine!!! so delicious and so flavorful!!! question - what did u add to get the orange color instead of the white one?
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  30. I do without adding coconut ....looks very yum ...nice clicks

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  31. i always love this kurma.. looks gorgeous..

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  32. I love it with idiyapaam they taste so good.

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  33. Made this today for chappathi.... Turned out perfctly... :-)

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  34. Looks tasty...Nice clicks as usual

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  35. Never tried this type of kurma. Simple and a tasty one.

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  36. today i m going to try dis i crossed my fingers to come out well

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  37. today i am going to prepare this kurma

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  38. Sarada
    I have tried many recipes that you have posted...it's really amazing...thanks a lot....

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  39. I have tried many of ur recipes including dum aloo,dhokla...it's really fantastic...thanks a lot...I am going to try this

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  40. tonite i tried this one really good and easy dish..i added sambar powder + chilli powder..

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  41. Hi,more than the kurma...i am very eager to know how u made the flat hotel-like idiyappam (background)

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    1. I used a bamboo mesh that my maami got from karaikudi

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  42. Hi raks, I tried this recipe today....wow super....I like all your posts......really admire your effort in clicking those pics.....thank you so much.......

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  43. Hi raks, I tried this recipe today.....wow came out super.....I like all your posts......really admire your effort in clicking those pics......thank you so much........

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  44. I tried it today... It was too good with idiyappam... Thank u for ur wonderful recipe raks....

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