Tomato Curry

My Mom used to make this simple yet yummy ‘Tomato Curry’ as a side dish for rice.  Since we all like it so much, I make it very often.  It can be served as a ‘charu’ or ‘kulambu’ with other dry items for a satisfying meal!


Tomatoes – 5 sliced

Onion – 1 sliced

Water – 3 cups

Salt – to taste

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Green chillies – 4

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/4 tsp

Jeera/ Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Dry red chillies – 3 broken, seeds removed

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Oil – 1 tbsp


Cook sliced tomatoes and onions along with salt and water, till they are soft and tender.  Grind grated coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder, chilly powder and cumin seeds to a fine paste, adding enough water.  Add this paste to the cooked tomatoes and onions.  Mix well and allow it to simmer for 3 minutes.  Heat oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add red chillies and curry leaves.  Pour this over the curry and mix well.  Serve tasty ‘Tomato Curry’ with steamed rice.  Enjoy!!!

I am sending ‘Tomato Curry’ to PJ for the event “Healing Foods – Tomato” which was started by Siri.

  1. I too love this,some times my mom makes this with green tomatoes too! Lovely colour of the gravy,nice recipe!

  2. Curry looks perfect and delicious.. Lovely color 🙂

  3. Very tempting curry…yummy..

  4. super curry chechi..Colorum,picsum okke adipoli..choodu chorinte koode ilakki kazhikan athilum adipoli..vishakunnee.:)

  5. I want now hot rice to have this delicous curry. DROOL

  6. Color of the curry looks simply superb. Mouthwatering.

  7. Thanks for the recipe, I’m always on the lookout for a liquid curry for dry curry days. Sometimes you can get tired of the same old pulisherri 😉

  8. my fav..looks super yummy dear!!

  9. Looks nice and simple can’t wait to try it

  10. beautiful curry.. will try it.

  11. Hi,
    Tried this tomato curry..loved it with rice..i’ve put a picture in my blog..your curry looks creamier and more colorful than mine 🙂

  12. Hi Deepa,

    Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and posting it on your blog! Please do try some of my other recipes too..

  13. am going to make it now 🙂

  14. Dear Lissie,

    What would be the most authentic oil to use in this recipe?


  15. Hi Aseem,
    The most authentic oil to use in the recipe for ‘Tomato Curry’ would be coconut oil.

  16. Hi, I was just thinking of a tomato curry recipe to keep it simple tonight and thought it will be a godo idea to add coconut cream. Your recipe confirms it is indeed a good idea.

  17. Looks delicious…Going to try your recipe