Tuesday, February 18, 2020



The tomato has to be one of the most common yet popular vegetables. You will probably know that apart from its attractive colour the tomato has numerous health benefits. Although botanically it is a fruit, it is pretty much considered a vegetable as far as the kitchen and cooking goes.

You will find a wide variety of dishes made with tomatoes. You will find recipes for some amongst them elsewhere in this blog :-
Today's recipe is for a simple yet tasty side dish made with tomatoes, onions, and spices. This has been adapted from Spicy Tomato Onion Curry from Sasi Rekha's Kitchen.

This dish can be made fairly soon.
We had this with rotis for dinner and it tasted awesome. I am sure you will like it too.


  • Large -sized Tomatoes, 4
  • Large-sized Onion, 1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder, 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp, for garnish 
For Seasoning:- 
  • Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds, (Jeera), 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing), 1/8 tsp 
  • Curry Leaves, a sprig 
  • Chana Dal, 1 tbsp
  • Urad Dal, 1 tbsp
  • Oil, 2 tbsp


Wash and chop the tomatoes to small pieces
Peel and chop the onion
Heat oil in a thick-bottomed kadhai and when it gets got on medium heat add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the cumin seeds
Next add the asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds
Now add the chana dal, followed by the urad dal and sauté till they change colour
Add the chopped onion, a little salt and ginger garlic paste
Saute till the onion turns translucent and the raw smell of the ginger garlic goes
To this add the chopped tomatoes, and salt to taste,
(While adding salt remember that a little salt has already been added)
Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder. Mix well
The tomatoes will release water because of the salt added
In case it is too dry, sprinkle a little water to prevent the spice powders from getting burnt
Cover and cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes till the tomatoes become soft and mushy
Switch off the gas and transfer to a serving bowl
Lastly, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve the Tomato Onion Curry hot with rice or chappatis

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