Sunday, November 27, 2016

Kerala thakkali curry/ Tomato curry in coconut gravy / tomato chaaru curry/ South Indian lunch ideas

This tomato curry is one of our family favorite (chaaru curry). The curry gives a nice change from the usual sambar/rasam/moru routine. The tomato blends so well with coconut in this recipe to give a nice flavor. When eaten with rice, it just leaves you wanting for more. Try this ….. you won’t be disappointed.


Tomato - 3 nos
Green chili, slit - 3 nos
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger, chopped - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed

To grind

Coconut - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 2

For tempering

Coconut oil - 2 tbs
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chili - 2 nos
Curry leaves – few
Shallots – 4 nos.


Grind coconut, cumin seeds, and garlic to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Wash and slice tomatoes. In a pan, add sliced tomato pieces, green chili, ginger, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt along with 2 cups of water. Cook until tomatoes are mashed. Add coconut paste along with small quantities of water. Stir well and boil for 2 -3 minutes on a low flame. Switch off the flame.

Heat oil in a kadai. Allow mustard seeds to splutter. Now add dry red chillies, curry leaves, and shallots. When shallots turn brown in color, pour this over tomato curry. Serve hot with rice. Enjoy.


  1. Curry is really tempting. Perfect for our meal.

  2. My fav curry but i used to add little coriander powder too :)

  3. This is such an easy curry... must try this..

  4. Very yummy.. Lovely meals too..please send it across right away

  5. Your lunch idea is making me very hungry in this cool weather.

  6. Love the recipe!
    Looks so delicious, coconut added recipes are my favourite!

  7. looks so tempting ..feeling hungry now

  8. Curry looks delicious and perfect during meal time to be had with rice...

  9. I always love tomato curry which goes well with white rice

  10. Se ve muy sabroso y tentador con buenos condimentos como el curry,abrazos.

  11. Adipoli thakkali curry looks delicious meal.

  12. Thakkali Curry looks delicious..



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