Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thakkali kuruma (Type 2)

Meaning: Thakkali -  tomato, Kuruma - a kind of Indian stew served with rice, breakfast or roti.

Earlier I posted another version for tomato kuruma (type 1) long back and that was quite different from my usual. The kuruma recipe which I am narrating now is a common one in Tirunelveli and its kind of a quickie too. Whenever we got bored of the usual coconut chutney for idly , mom used to make this tomato kuruma. But nowadays idlies are becoming obsolete in most of our houses as we all want to wake up in front of that oats bowl or bread-omelet:) Lunch is the only time to have some rice and writing them and recording is the best way to remember my native kulambu names in these years:) Hubby dear prefers only veggie foods for his lunch box and for me this recipe comes handy only after my sambar:)

Ripe tomato - 4 (250 gm)
Red onion- 1/2 cup
green chilly - 2
red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
coriander powder - 2 tbsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
oil - 2 tbsp
fennel - 1 tsp
cinnamon - a small piece
Bay leaves - 2
curry leaf - 1 sprig

To grind:
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
cumin - 1/2 tsp
fennel - 1 tsp

Choose country tomato (vine tomato, the juicier ones).
Finely chop the tomatoes and put in a lidded vessel.
Cook the tomato with required salt, 2 cups water, red chilly powder, coriander powder.
After the tomato gets cooked (15 minutes), mash with a ladle.
Heat another wok with a tsp of oil and fry the fennel, bay leaf and cinnamon for 10 seconds. Then add the chopped onion , green chillies, curry leaf till the onion gets golden brown. Then put the ginger garlic paste and stir well. Pour over the cooked tomato. Add the ground masala and bring it to a boil. Switch off.

Tomato kuruma is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Makes 4 cups of Thakkali kuruma.
Serve as a side dish for rice, Idly ,dosai or chapathi.
If served with rice, beans fry, appalam or omelet can be made as side dish.


divya said...

wow, looks so delicious n yummy, very tempting one..

Priya said...

Flavourful and tempting kurma, can have two more idlies or dosas with this kurma..

Anonymous said...

I have been following your recipes for a while now. This is a very easy version of the kuruma. Next time I make idlis or chappathis I am definitely going to make this. You are right about waking up in front of oats. In our house I like Weetabix & my hubby & son eat corn flakes. It is only at the week ends I make tiffin items not for breakfast but for lunch! Strange isn't it? This is because we are so used to eating sandwich or salad at lunch time during the week. Will let you know how the kuruma turns out.

Priti said...

Looks so gud method for me

Suja said...

Tangy and yummy kurma,new to me..lovely recipe.

Ambreen said...

That looks really yummy, nicely flavored curry!

Divya Vikram said...

I make a similar version of thakkali kuzhambu for dosas. looks delicious.