Easy Tomato Pulissery Recipe - Tomato in Coconut and Yogurt Gravy
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
To grind
  • Coconut, grated- ½ cup
  • Garlic, chopped- 1 large clove
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Small onion or shallots- 2 small onions or 1 medium sized shallot
  • Water- ¼ cup
While cooking
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Red dry whole chili- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Small onion or shallots, chopped- 6 small onions or 2 large shallots
  • Tomato-large, chopped- 2
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp
  • Yogurt- ¼ cup
  • Salt- to taste
  1. In a blender or food processor, grind the above mentioned ingredients "to grind" to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  2. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add coconut oil. Let it turn hot.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  4. Add red dry chili, curry leaves, saute for a second.
  5. Add small onions, season with salt, saute for a minute till translucent.
  6. Add tomatoes, cook covered till tomatoes are slightly mashed up but not over cooked.
  7. Add the coarsely ground coconut mixture, combine well and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Add chili powder, cook for a minute.
  9. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  10. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  11. Add yogurt and combine well till yogurt has well combined.
  12. Keep covered for a few minutes.
  13. Serve this as a side dish along with rice.
Don't add yogurt with the heat turned on, heat will curdle the yogurt.
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