Tomato kurma or thakkali kurma is an unbelievable tasty kurma that can be made in a jiffy! It can make a perfect pair for soft dosa, idli, puri or chapathi. Full video and step by step pictures.
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 family.
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.
Thakkali kurma video:
Serve with idiyappam / Chapathi/ Idli / Dosa. Below is with idiyappam. Yumm!!