Monday, January 23, 2012

Thakkali kuzhambu / Tomato Gravy

Green chilly-1
Big Tomatoes-3
Red chillies -6 (adjust to your spice level)
Cumin seeds-1teaspoon
Coriander seeds-1teaspoons
Channa dhal-1teaspoon
Fresh coconut-2to3tablespoons
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/8teaspoons
Cilantro to garnish

Chop one onion and the tomatoes finely.
Heat oil in a pan, add the Chana dhal. Once the dhal turns golden in color, add in the coriander &cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
Now add the red chillies and onion, fry till the onions become transparent. Add the tomatoes n cook till they become soft and mushy.
Finally add the coconut,fry for a minute and let it cool completely.
Grind it into a fine past by adding enough water.

Cut the remaining onion, green chilly into thin slices. Heat oil and add the mustard seeds. After they crackle add the onion-green chilly slices,fry till the onions slightly turn in color.

Add the ground masala and a cup of can add or reduce the water according to the desired gravy consistency. Add the turmeric powder,salt and let the gravy boil for 7-8 minutes on medium heat.

Reduce the heat to low and cook for 4-5 minutes, and put-off the flame. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve it with idli/dosa or white rice.

Back home Mom makes the masala in the stone grinder(aattukkal), and the kuzhambu will be a yummy accomplishment for our hot delicious breakfast..sending this recipe to Gayathri's "Walk Through Memory Lane event"


  1. Thakkali kuzhambu looks very very flavourful. It seems that the "salt & pepper" lovers find their way everywhere. :) Have you filled them with spices yet? I saw exactly the same bommais in white and black when I went shopping yesterday. It made me smile. :)

  2. ஆஹா ரெசிப்பி, மஞ்சள் மலரோடு இனி இந்த உப்பு மிளகு ஹஃகர்ஸும் சேர்ந்துகிட்டாங்க.நன்றி பகிர்வுக்கு.

  3. very tempting and inviting kuzhambu.

  4. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting kuzhambu.

  5. very delicious and tempting with dosa i guess :)

  6. Mahi, the recipe is perfect for the event. This is my first recipe which I learnt from my amma. Love it absolutely.

  7. Wow. new kind of kulambu.Got bored of always making sambar & vethakulambu.Will definetely try this
    South Indian Recipes

  8. never made a purely tomato gravy... this must go well with pulav too :)

  9. really very happy to hear that u tried Pumpkin curry and u luvd it...thanks a lot dear

  10. Quite flavorful n yumm-made Thakkali Gravy Dear.Lip-smackingly delish click.

  11. Wow....that's an flavoursome that salt pepper shaker....


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