Thakkaali (Tomato) Kuzhambu

This tomato kuzhambu is made with tomato and onion. It is usually served with rice.

Thakkaali (Tomato) Kuzhambu

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This tomato kuzhambu is made with tomato and onion. It is usually served with rice.


  • Tomato – 4 Nos (medium size)

  • Onion – Big 1

  • Garlic flakes – 4 Nos

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon

  • Khus Khus – 1 teaspoon

  • Cashew Nuts – 4 Nos

  • Tamarind – a small lemon size

  • Sambar Powder – 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch

  • Oil – 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ teaspoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cut the tomatoes into medium size pieces and fry it in a teaspoon of oil for 3 minutes. Cool it and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Chop the onion finely.
  • Fry half of the onion, garlic, coconut, khus khus and cashew nuts in a teaspoon of oil and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice. The tamarind water should be one to one and half cup.
  • In a pan pour the remaining oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add jeera and fenugreek. Fry till the fenugreek turn light brown. (Do not over fry).
  • Add chopped onion, curry leaves and fry till onion becomes transparent.
  • Then add coconut paste and fry for a while.
  • Add tomato paste, sambar powder, turmeric powder and fry till oil separates.
  • Now add the tamarind juice and salt. Stir well and allow to cook in the medium heat for four to five minutes.


  • Number of Tomatoes given in this recipe are ordinary medium size tomatoes. If you are using big size, then you can reduce the quantity to 2.


  1. Hi!
    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. My husband has been asking for tomato kozhumbu and I was so happy to find this. I made it today and it turned out great…my husband really liked it. 🙂 God bless you!

  2. Hi… Thanks for ur recipe… Its really nice…

  3. Thank you Nazia.

  4. SugirthaPradeep

    hello aunty,
    yesterday i tried with beetroot porial and beetroot pickle it came out well…. thak you aunty,,,
    today goin to try tomato kuzhambu… will tell the outcome soon………..

  5. SugirthaPradeep

    hello aunty,
    the variety turned out well… it gave nice comments from my hubby… thanku mam…
    today going to try with garlic kuzhambu….

  6. SugirthaPradeep

    hello aunty,
    garlic kuzhambu too came out well……
    thankyou so much………….

  7. Hi,
    I made tomato kuzhambu today and chanceless it was too good…….keep rocking

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