Tomato Dum

This curry is rich in tomatoes and the best part about this is it preserves for a long time so it makes a great dish to carry while traveling. No water is used hence it stays fresh for a longer time even without refrigeration. The key is to fry every ingredient which helps bring out the flavours and hence preserve for long.

You will need:

½ kg Onions
¾ kg Tomatoes
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 ½ tbsp Red chilli powder
2 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnishing

Heat oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onions and fry for about 8 mins or so till they are golden brown. Then add the Ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the finely chopped tomatoes and salt to taste. Also add the red chilli powder and fry till the tomatoes are soft and the raw smell of the chilli powder is gone. This takes about 6-7 minutes. The entire curry cooks in the tomato juice itself. Cook till the oil floats on top and the curry begins to boil. Garnish with chopped coriander.

If you eat eggs then hard boil 3 eggs, shell them and cut them. Garnish the curry with these cut boiled eggs and serve with chapathis/ nan/ kulcha.

To carry along, store in an air tight container. Always use a dry spoon when accessing the curry. Any water content will spoil the curry.

This recipe is my entry to the event "Fresh Produce of the Month" hosted by Marta of An Italian in the US


  1. nodud takshna... baiyalli neeru banthu... hey ide tarah more gojju recipes haaku... will try all this when Nikhil's cousin is here :) or you never know even before that ;)

  2. oh that looks so cute. the eggs are cut so well.

  3. Hey try maadu idhanna..will put up more recipes shortly.

    Thanks Sharmi:) Do try it, I'm sure you will love it!

  4. Hi Namratha....
    First time to ur blog....Nice set of recipes....Those hard boiled eggs are so cute...

  5. Nam, seems like u r looking away...the Dum tomamto looks nice!!
    Love the way u have cut the eggs.... :-)

  6. Great entry for Tomato event, I probably run out of time.Looks good N!:)

  7. I make egg curry the same way. I allow eggs to boil in the gravy for 2 mins. Yr egg presentation looks cute.

  8. This entry is just amazing! I never had anything like this. I will try to make it! Thanks a lot for taking part to the event and congratulations for your wonderful blog.

  9. Hi Sukanya, thanks for stopping by:)

    Hi Aruna,thanks! :)

    Asha, really looking forward to RCI..

    Hi Suganya, thanks, I make egg curry too but I add water to make it gravy kind, this one doesn't have water.

    Marta, thanks a lot! Do try it, I'm sure you will like it. Go slow with the red chilli powder though, not sure if you are into spicy food:)

  10. Thats an easy recipe Namratha. And you've made it look so beautiful :-)

  11. Thanks Raaga:) I'm glad you stopped by..

  12. How do you cut the eggs into such neat shapes?


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