Tomato Curry Without Coconut For Chapathi & Poori Kerala Style Recipe
Tomato curry for chapathi without coconut milk or simple tomato kulambu or tomato kuzhambu (as in tamil language) without coconut, onions or garlic can be made using minimum ingredients with very little effort. This easy and simple tomato gravy or tomato curry without coconut can be prepared really quick within very few minutes, and so this is perfect for busy morning breakfasts too.
This easy, quick and simple tomato curry without coconut can be enjoyed with chapathi and poori, and also you may enjoy this with dosa, rice or idli as you wish.
Tomato curry is also known as thakkali curry in Malayalam language in Kerala, South India while it is known as tomato sabji or tamoto bhaji in other parts of India.
As I mentioned, this is a very quick, easy and simple tomato curry for chapathi without onions or coconut.
Garam masala powder is what I used to make this simple tomato curry so yummy easily.
You can make this easiest tomato curry for chapathi within minutes, and adjust the spices based on your preference. I didn’t use garlic for this recipe, but you may add if you wish.
This tomato curry for chapathi is the most quick, simple and easy to make tomato curry for chapathi. If you wish, you can adjust the spices and flavors to make it according to your preferences.
As I mentioned, this tomato curry for chapathi is made the most simple to help someone to make a quick tomato curry for chapathi without having to grind anything like coconut or making coconut milk or slicing onions. This is yummy and easy even without any onions in the recipe. However, if you are looking for tomato curry with onions, I have the recipe for that too in my blog which you can see below.
Coming back to the current recipe, in this recipe for tomato curry for chapathi, we don’t use any onions or coconut milk. However, if you are out of fresh coconut to make curries for rice or chapathi, you can buy unsweetened shredded coconut online, which is great to be used in place of fresh coconut in curry recipes. I always use unsweetened shredded coconut in recipes calling for grated coconut easily.
If you are making Kerala style dishes like thoran you may also directly add this shredded coconut along with spices while making the dish, without grinding the coconut, which makes cooking so super easy!
This tomato curry without coconut milk goes great as a simple and yummy side dish with rice, dosa and idli as well.
As I already mentioned above, tomato curry is also known as tomato kulambu/kuzhambu or tomato kulambu/kuzhambu where the words kulambu or kuzhambu means curry in many parts of South India.
This simple and easy tomato curry recipe without coconut is also a no onion no garlic recipe and this is so delicious.
A must ingredient for this easy and delicious tomato curry is garam masala powder.
See my post on onion curry for chapathi here which is one of the most easy recipes for Indian onion curry where the simple side dish for chapathi is made using just onions and spices.
This easy tomato curry recipe without coconut milk or onion or garlic is one of the best and easiest side dishes for chapathi, nan or other Indian flatbread, but you can also use it for rice or whatever you wish.
I always loved tomato based recipes for chapathis as they can be made really quick. There are different kinds of tomato based side dishes perfect for chapathis. Recently I made this tomato curry for chapathi for morning breakfast and while I didn’t plan it earlier, it took me only less than 15 minutes to finish preparing the dish.
This tomato curry for chapathi without coconut milk or without onions and garlic is so easy to prepare. You need to chop only two fresh tomatoes and you can make this yummy and easy tomato curry recipe in minutes.
Also you may try different curry sauces which can used for this recipe as well as other curry recipes if you wish. Let us go on to to the recipe for this simple and easy tomato curry for chapathi made using fresh tomatoes and spices.
Tomato Curry Without Coconut, Tomato Curry For Chapathi & Poori Recipe Below
This tomato curry for chapathi is a very simple, easy and quick tomato curry without coconut or onions, and it is also known as thakkali curry or thakkali kulambu in South Indian states Kerala and Tamilnadu.
- Fresh tomatoes 2
- turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
- cumin seeds powder 1/2 teaspoon
- garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
- black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
- salt as required
- Oil 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
- curry leaves a few optional
- Cut the tomatoes in small pieces and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
- When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add the curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
- Add the chopped fresh tomatoes to the pan, be careful while doing this so as to avoid the hot oil splashing. I use a spatula with long handle to transfer the tomatoes gently into the pan without splashing the oil.
- Add salt and mix well (if you are using ginger garlic paste, you can add now)
- Cook in medium to high heat for few minutes, say 3 to 4 minutes, with stirring in between to make sure the curry is not burning at the bottom of the pan.
- As the tomatoes get cooked, the juice of the tomatoes will be released and the gravy is formed naturally when it combines with the oil.
- Add the spices - turmeric powder, cumin seeds powder, garam masala powder and black pepper to the tomato gravy in the pan to make a delicious tomato gravy with small chunks of tomatoes in spices
- Mix everything well and cook for another two minutes.
- Delicious tomato curry for chapathi ready to serve!
- Enjoy with chapathis, rice, bread or whatever dish you like it to be served with!
- For best results, serve the tomato curry hot. If you want very less gravy, you can cook for more minutes stirring frequently.
You may add 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder or 1 sliced green chili and 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste if you wish ( I didn't use garlic for this recipe). If the tomatoes are too sour, you may add a tablespoon of sugar to the curry, while cooking the tomatoes.
Hope you like this post on simple and easy tomato curry for chapathi which you can make so quickly at your home!
More Tomato Curry Recipes In This Blog
See my post on tomato and onion curry for chapathi here where we use both onions and tomatoes to make the delicious curry.
I have more tomato onion curry for chapathi in my blog, like this Kerala style tomato onion fry recipe, which is more exotic with spicy flavors and it is also very easy to make.