Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tomato gravy (Thakali kulambu)

  This kulambu is unique to kongu region.  This  recipe is passing through  generations. This kulambu is best combo with idly and dosa . My  mom makes this often . This is one of my mom’s signature recipe.  Everyone will fall for its taste. This is my 100 th post. I am  happy that my favorite recipe being my 100th post.

Requirements :
Tomato – 6
Onion -1
Dry chili – 4
Coconut – ½ cup
Roasted gram dhal – ¼ tsp
Masala :
Coriander seed – ½ tsp
Cumin – ¼ tsp
Cinnamon – 2’’ piece
Cloves -2
Aniseed – ½ tsp
Poppy seed – ½ tsp
Seasoning :
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Method :
Heat oil in a kadai , add coriander seed , cumin, aniseed , cloves ,poppy seed allow to splutter.
Now add dry chili and tomato.
Sauté in low flame for  about five minutes.
Grind along with coconut and roasted gram dhal.
Heat oil , add oil followed by mustard seeds , onion and curry leaves.
Add the grounded mixture as well as required water and salt.
Allow to boil for ten minutes.
Gravy is ready to serve.
Whenever I make this gravy I will be clouded with thoughts of my grandma.


  1. Thanks sara for posting this to my event! How can days go without thakkali Kozhambu? Keep posting mroe entries!
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  2. Hi Sara, Thanks for the entries pls link the event url in all the recipes http://www.sarascorner.net/2012/01/cooking-with-love-grandmom-event.html