March 22, 2016

Onion - Tomato Curry

My today's post is a simple and tasty curry using onion and tomato, which also made me nostalgic while cooking.

Though nowadays chapathi has become part of our meal, there were days where I had a feeling that chapathi was an exotic dish due to the frequency of preparation. And also it is served with the regular 3 side dishes, Kurma, Moong dal curry and Onion - Tomato curry. After a long time, prepared one of my childhood favorite Onion - Tomato curry and served it for today's breakfast along with chapathi. Apart from roti, this tangy and spicy curry goes with well with Idly, dosa and curd rice too.

Ingredients :

2 Onions, Sliced 
6 Tomatoes, Medium size, Finely chopped 
2 Green chillies, slitted 
1 Tbsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
4 Garlic pods, Finely chopped 
2 Springs of Curry leaves 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder
Salt to taste 
1 Cup Water

Method :

Heat oil in a pan / kadai and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add jeera seeds followed by green chillies, garlic pods and curry leaves.

Add the sliced onions and saute till it turns translucent.

Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns soft.

Add  turmeric powder followed by chilli powder and required of salt.

Saute and cook it for couple of minutes.

Add the measured cup of water, simmer the flame and cook it for 10 - 15 minutes or till it gets a gravy consistency.

Once done, remove from the flame and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Roti, Phulka, Idly or Dosa and Curd rice.


  1. We always make this as side when we fry chicken... it is just so good all the time...