Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thakali Kulambu / Mom’s Tomato Gravy

 Thakali kulambu was my all time favorite. This was one of my favorite recipes which my mom makes. This kulambu goes well with rice. This was tomato curry of kongu region.

 This can also be served with idli and dosa but it tastes better with plain rice.
 This kulambu is simple and easy to make.
Tomato is eaten widely throughout the world .They contain carotene lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidant. Lycopene helps in preventing prostate cancer , improve skin’s ability to protect against harmful UV rays .
  Pearl onions has to be added to this kulambu , which gives a unique taste to this.
Requirements :
Tomato – 5
Pearl onions – 10
Green chilli – 3 – 4
Curry leaves – a sprig
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Salt as required
Grated coconut – 2 tbs
Cinnamon – a small stick
Cloves – 1
Aniseeds - ¼  tsp
Method :
Chop the tomato to small pieces.
Chop the pearl onions and green chillies.
Grind coconut , cinnamon , cloves and aniseeds into a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Add in the onion, green chilles and sauté well .
Add in the chopped tomatoes, curry leaves and sauté for two minutes.
Add a ¼ cup of water and required salt.
Cook  in medium flame.
Now , add in the coconut paste and simmer for five minutes.
Thakali kulambu is ready to serve.
Serve with plain rice.


  1. Thakali kulambu looks deliciosu Sara.

  2. Fingerlicking kuzhambu, prefect side dish for idlis.

  3. mom's recipes are always a keep and perfectly tasty...wonderful saranya

  4. mouthwatering curry...My fav side dish for idly nd dosa...

  5. Perfect side dish for hot idlis and dosas! Delicious!

  6. Nice side dish.Thanks for linking it to ONLY gluten free.