Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thakkali Kuruma/ Tomato Kuruma


Tomato - 3 nos
Garlic - 3 nos
Green chilli - 3 nos
Onion - 1 - cut into pieces.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp or as per need
Cloves - 2 nos
Cinnamon - 2"
Aniseed/Sombu - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Idly or dosai batter - 3 tsp - mix it will 5 tsp of water.
Coriander leaves - A hand full.


1. Boil the tomatoes adding, garlic, green chilli, onion, 1/2 tsp aniseed and salt.
2. Drain the water after boiling, and smash them in a blender/mixi. Do not smash finely. Say 1 or 2 rounds.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon and remaining aniseed. Wait until it splutters.
4. Add the drained water and then add the smashed tomatoes.
5. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt(if needed).
6. Let it boil for 5 min, and then add the idly/dosai batter, which is made thin adding 5 tsp of water.
7. Stir while adding this, otherwise the batter will cook and form solid particles in kurma. stir for a while, add coriander leaves and finish.


I use to prepare this in my bachelor days. I our home we dint had a mixi, so i use to prepare this instead of chutney. You can also smash this with a ladle. All my room mates likes this dish very much. For dosai and idly....kurma will fly like anything, means it'll be over soon.