Ingredients to chop Tomatoes -3 Half of a medium size onion Green chilli-3 Garlic-2 pods Cilantro
to grind Grated coconut -4spoons Channa Dahalia(Pottukadalai)-1tablespoon Ginger-1/2inch piece Garlic-2pods Elaichchi-2(small) Clove-2(small) Cinnamon stick-1/2inch piece Poppy seeds-1/2spoon Fennel seeds-1/2spoon Bay leaves-2 For tempering Mustard seeds-1/2spoon Curry leaves-few
Turmeric powder-1/4spoon Chilli Powder-1spoon Sugar-1/2spoon(optional) Salt Oil
Method Grind the ingredients under "to grind"with little water to a fine paste. Chop the ingredients under "to chop" finely. Heat oil in a pan and make the tempering. Then add the chopped onion,green chillies,garlic and fry them till the onion becomes transparent. Add the tomato pieces with Turmeric powder,chilli powder and enough salt. Cook them on low heat, till the mixture oozes out oil. Now add the ground paste with 1 1/2cups of water.(adjust the water according to the desired consistency). Let it cook on medium flame for 7minutes. Finally add the sugar,garnish with Cilantro,switch off the stove. Delicious tomato kurma is ready. It goes well with Idli,dosa & Chapathi.