Tomato curry | Easy Basic Indian Tomato Curry

Tomato curry | Easy Basic Indian Tomato Curry

Tomato curry is the one dish that is a emergency side dish that can be made under 30 minutes and goes well with rice or roti.! It is also a awesome side dish for breakfast dishes like dosas. Tomato curry is also known as Tomato koora, thakkali curry, tomato gravy curry. 

tomato koora

The tomatoes used in this recipe are home grown cherry tomatoes, but you can use any kind of tomatoes really. All the tomatoes in the photos are home grown 🙂 

basic indian tomato curry

This curry is tangy, spicy and slight sweetness from tomatoes. You can make it thinner or thicker to suit your taste and needs. Also adjust the spices as per your taste, also don’t be afraid to experiment with the spices you add in. 

cherry tomato curry

You can make this Tomato curry with no onion no garlic, just add Hing also known as Asafoetida to add a ton of flavor that will kind of compensate the onion and garlic. You can also add coconut in form of fresh grated coconut or coconut milk to make it more delicious, which I will share in another blog post. 

spicy tomato curry

This is a no fail dish anyone can make it even with zero cooking skills, making it perfect for bachelors, college students and newly married couples. You can make it in big batch and store in fridge for upto 2-3 days or freeze it for future use. 

Other Tomato Recipes :

Tomato Rice

Oats Tomato Soup 

Tomato Pickle 

easy andhra tomato curry

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Tomato curry | Easy Basic Indian Tomato Curry

  • 2 tbsps Oil of choice
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 tsp Chana dal
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 5 Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 5-6 Green chilies (chopped)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb Cherry tomatoes – chopped ((or regular tomatoes))
  • Red chili powder (per taste)
  • Salt (to taste )
  • Cilantro (to garnish )
  • water (to adjust gravy consistency.)
  1. Take a wide pan and add oil.

  2. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them pop.

  3. Next add garlic, chana dal, curry leaves, green chilies and fry till fragrant, usually takes 1-2 minutes.

  4. Now add in the onions and cook till they turn translucent and slightly golden on the edges.

  5. Now add in the tomatoes, salt and covered with a lid. Cook till tomatoes are tender.

  6. Once tomatoes soften, cook couple of minutes in open flame, till you see oil oozing from sides of the pan.

  7. Now our curry is ready, add red chili powder if needed as per taste.

  8. Adjust consistency by adding water(optional), if adding water then cook the curry till it gets a boil.

  9. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with Rice, Roti/Chapati

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