Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma Recipe ( Tomato Kurma from Kongunadu)

Uma Raghuraman
Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma Recipe ( Tomato Kurma from Kongunadu)
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The word ' Kurma/ Korma' make one's mouth, water. We instantly visualise a rich creamy gravy .There are so many interesting dishes from Kongunadu, in Tamilnadu. If you have been to Pollachi ,Coimbatore or even Madurai you will find the restaurants serving a tomato gravy along with Idlis/Dosas. It is popularly known as the 'Thakkali Kurma'. A rich, colourful and flavourful gravy and a must try recipe.

Serve Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Curry recipes such as

  1. Veg Chilli Milli Recipe
  2. Chole Capsicum Masala
  3. Punjabi Style Lobia Masala

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 5 Tomatoes
  • 5-6 Green Chillies
  • 5 Shallots
  • 3 Garlic , optional
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the ground mixture
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 5 Cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , chopped
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)

How to make Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma Recipe ( Tomato Kurma from Kongunadu)

  1. Grind the ingredients given under ' ground masala ' using 1/4 cup of water and keep it aside.

  2. In a pan heat 1 teaspoon of oil and add the chopped tomatoes, shallots ,garlic and green chillies. Saute' them in low flame till the tomatoes become mushy.

  3. This will take 5 to 7 minutes and once it turns mushy switch off and let it cool.

  4. Process this mixture.

  5. In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and add 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds and curry leaves.

  6. Add the tomato- onion - chilli mixture.

  7. Add turmeric powder, Chilli powder and Salt.

  8. Mix well and boil for one to two minutes.

  9. Stir in the ground cashewnut, mix well and let it simmer for another two minutes and switch off.

  10. Serve Kongunadu Special Thakkali Kurma along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a weekday meal.

Published in Kurma Recipes (Korma)