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24 May 2015

Nadan Thakkali Curry | Kerala Style Tomato Curry

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Nadan Thakkali Curry

Kerala Style Tomato Curry.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5

  1. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  2. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  3. Green chilies ,sliced - 2 ( or according to taste)
  4. Onion ,chopped- 1 small
  5. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
  6. Kashmiri chili powder -1/2 tsp
  7. Tomato,chopped -4 to 5 medium
  8. Water - as required
  9. Salt- to taste
  10. Oil - as required
For coconut paste:
  1. Grated coconut - 1 cup
  2. Cumin seeds- 2 pinch
  3. Shallots - 2
  4. Water - as required
  • In a blender combine together grated coconut,cumin seeds , shallots and sufficient quantity of water to form a smooth paste.Keep aside until required.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Next add curry leaves,green chilies and onion.Saute for about a minute.
  • Next add turmeric powder and Kashmiri chili powder.Mix well and add the tomatoes. 
  • Add sufficient quantity of water ( about 1.5 cups),cover and cook until done, for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Next add the prepared coconut paste ,salt to taste(add more hot water to adjust the consistency)and mix well.Bring it to a boil and switch off the stove.Serve with rice.
    • Adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your taste.
    • I halved the recipe ,as you can see in the step by step pictures.
    • This tomato curry tends to get thick when it cools down,so adjust the quantity of water accordingly.


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