Thakkali curry/Nadan Thakkali Curry/Tomato curry with coconut

A simple tomato sides using ground coconut and chili paste. The recipe doesn’t use any chili powder, the spice comes from the green chilies. Quick to make side, pairs well with idly,dosa and rice too. I served it along dosa for our dinner and paired it with rice for our lunch. 
1 large Onion, Chopped fine
3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped fine

To grind
1 cup freshly grated coconut
3 green chilies
1/2 tap. Cumin seeds
3 -4 shallots/small onions

1 tsp oil
1/4 tap mustard seeds
1 green chili chopped
1/8 tsp tumeric powder
A pinch of hing
A strand of curry leaf
  • Heat oil given under ‘Tempering’, splutter mustard seeds, add green chili, curry leaves, hing and turmeric powder. Add chopped onions and saute until translucent.
  • Now next add chopped tomatoes, add 1/4 cup of water, cover and cook until tomatoes turn soft. While the tomatoes are cooking, take grated coconut, chilies, shallots and cumin given under ‘To grind‘ and grind it to a fine paste using 1/4 cup of water.
  • After 10 minutes, when the tomateos are cooked, add the ground paste, and salt to it. Let it cook for another 10 minutes for the flavors to mingle.
  • Take it off the stove, and serve it warm alongside rice or even with idly/dosa/roti. I served with rice and also with dosa.