Easy Tomato Curry- Kerala Tomato Curry

Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry…

This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to buy store bought tomatoes. I wish summer lasted for long.

Here is the picture of the tomatoes that I’d harvested: I had the joy of harvesting and the joy of cooking with them.

I use onions and tomatoes in most of my cooking so I used up most of the tomatoes and some are still in my refrigerator ready to be transformed into something delicious.

I made this easy tomato curry with the freshly picked tomatoes, the taste of this curry was incredible as freshly picked tomatoes were used. It’s an easy to make curry and I only added asafoetida, turmeric powder and chili powder for seasoning. I wanted to bring out the taste of tomatoes by using less spices. This curry turned out delicious and goes well with rice, chapati, appam etc.

Cooking Video

Easy Tomato Curry- Kerala Tomato Curry
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2, halved
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Ginger- Garlic paste- 1tbsp
  • Asafoetida- ⅛ tsp (optional)
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 3
  • Chili powder- 1½ tsp (as per your spice level)
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  1. Place a pan over medium heat, add coconut oil.
  2. Let oil turn hot, add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  3. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add onion, season with ½ tsp salt. Saute for a minute.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute for few minutes.
  6. Add turmeric powder, combine well.
  7. Add asafoetida, combine and cook for 2 minutes. Adding asafoetida is optional.
  8. Add tomatoes, cook till tomatoes are mashed.
  9. Add salt and chili powder, combine well and cook for a few minutes.
  10. Add chili powder according to your spice level.
  11. Add cilantro, combine well and cook for a minute.
  12. Serve along with rice, chapati, appam etc.




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