Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tomato Curry/Gravy Recipe in Sourashtra style (Thakkali Kuzhambu/Ounty)

Tomato curry/gravy is a traditional Sourashtrian recipe prepared with basic ingredients Onion, Tomato and Sourashtra curry powder(spices blended with pigeon peas (urad dal) and rice) tastes superb with rice, Idly(Indian rice cake) and Dosa. This recipe can be prepared with several variations like adding different vegetables, mutton, chicken and the tastes differs for each variation. Try this authentic Sourashtraian Tomato curry/gravy and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Onion                                                          100 gms
Tomato                                                        8 no
Green chillies chopped                                 5 no
Sourashtra Curry Powder                             6 tbsp
Curry leaves                                                a few
Coriander leaves                                         a bunch
Oil                                                             25 ml
Ghee                                                        2 tbsp
Salt                                                            to taste

1. Finely chop Onions and tomatoes.
2. Heat oil. Add chopped onions, curry leaves, green chillies and fry till the onion raw smell reduces.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till saute.
4. Add salt, sourashtra curry powder(available in and fry in slow flame till raw smell reduces.
5. Add coriander leaves and some water.
6. Cook in pressure cooker for 5 mins(approximately 1 to 2 whisles).
7. Add ghee and Serve hot with Idly(Indian rice cake).


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