Tomatoes in a Coconut gravy

It was just one of those days packed with work and no time or energy to make an elaborate dinner. That's when one of these quick gravy recipes come in handy. One such is this Tomato curry, simple yet flavorful and comes together in minutes. Also happens to be hubby's favourite.

You will need:

4 medium sized Tomatoes, cubed

1 large onion, sliced

1 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Urad Dal

1 tsp Chana Dal

A few curry leaves

Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

½ tsp Tamarind paste

A small piece of jaggery

Salt to taste

To grind into a paste:

2 tbsp Split dalia ( Hurgadale)

6 Byadige red dry chillies (for color)

4 Guntur red dry chillies (for heat)

½ cup fresh grated coconut

Powder the dalia and dry red chillies first. Then add the coconut and little water and blend to a smooth paste. Set aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and when it begins to splutter, add the urad and chana dals. Saute for a few seconds and then add the curry leaves and sliced onions. Saute till the onions are soft then add the tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are soft but not mushy. Stir in the ground prepared paste, the tamarind paste and jaggery. Season with salt and add ½ cup of water. Combine and bring to a boil on medium heat. Simmer for 6-8 minutes on low heat . If the curry is getting too thick, add more water to achieve required consistency. Garnish with chopped cilantro.


  1. The tomato gravy looks yum and delicious and a nice click

  2. First time here.......

    Tomato gravy looks very tempting...

    Check my space when u find time

    with luv,

  3. For me with plain rice please, delicous.

  4. Yum with hot paratha! I will make my tomato gravy adding your coconut paste. Let you my outcome. :)

  5. very nice presentation...i remember my mom used to make when she was in a hurry i had forgotten about this, thanks for reminding me will try out soon.

  6. The blog - is it a new look? I like very much.

  7. My sis makes this with chiroti rave rotti and it tastes yummo!!..

  8. You wont believe how long I have been looking for this recipe :) Our neighbor used to make this with rice roti in Belgaum.

  9. Your blog and recipes are just fantastic! I had missed the posts for a long time and so glad to be back!


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