Tomato Gojju (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe)

Madhuli Ajay
Tomato Gojju (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe)
9905 ratings.

Tomato Gojju is one of the easiest side dish (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe) that can be made, especially when you are pressed for time. Tomatoes are cooked with jaggery and a couple of spices to make this quick accompaniment for rotis or rice. This no onion no garlic side dish is also good for those days when you have majorly tomatoes alone in your crisper. Sweet, spicy and tangy Tomato Gojju with Roti or Rice along with Paruppu Podi makes for a quick weekday or lunch box meal.

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

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 4 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 8 Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Jaggery , grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Tomato Gojju (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe)

  1. To begin making Tomato Gojju (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe), first heat oil in a wok.

  2. Add the mustard seeds.

  3. Once they splutter, add the cumin seeds, hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves and green chillies.

  4. Saute for a few seconds and then add tomatoes, jaggery, and salt.

  5. Cook covered for 3-4 minutes.

  6. Cook Tomato Gojju uncovered for 3-4 minutes more or till the tomatoes soften and some of the water evaporates.

  7. Serve Tomato Gojju with Roti or Rice along with Paruppu Podi.