Tomato Gravy Curry

23 Jul

Tomato Barda


Tomatoes 5
Onion 1
Garlic 3 pods
Ginger 1 inch piece
Fenugreek Leaves 1/2 cup packed
Turmeric Powder 1/ 2 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Green Moong Powder 2 tbsps
Coriander Powder 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and chop tomatoes.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Peel and mash the ginger.
Peel and mince the garlic.
Wash thoroughly and pluck the fenugreek leaves (don’t chop the leaves).

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and fenugreek leaves.
Fry until the fenugreek leaves turn soft, then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chile powder and salt.
Cook covered until tomatoes become soft and mushy.
Stir in two cups of water, whole moong powder and coriander powder.
Boil the whole mixture for 5 – 10 minutes on low – medium flame.
Serve hot with steamed rice or chapati.

Notes: Roast the whole green gram and grind it into fine powder in a spice blender to get the green gram powder.

6 Responses to “Tomato Gravy Curry”

  1. gouthami August 1, 2008 at 11:19 pm #


  2. DP May 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Had so many tomatoes, didnt knw what to do. Now i knw šŸ™‚

  3. samadara October 28, 2009 at 3:03 am #

    I am srilankan wife, i prepared this curry, very tasty,
    srilankans also make tomato curry .we add some coconutmilk to this curry, but in this curry finally i add tosted curry powder 1tsp, tosted cummin seeds 1tbsp, and tosded mustad seeds 0.5tbsp.

  4. Raji November 4, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    @gouthami thx
    @DP cool
    @samadara thx. coconut milk sounds cool.

  5. vijayalakshmi May 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    i have tried most of the recepies through net and i have recommended my friends also. can i know, what is the advantage of adding green gram flour in this curry.

  6. Raji May 25, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    @vijayalakshmi green gram flour gives it a very nice texture. I haven’t found any other flour do that kind of difference. Give it a try and let me know.
    Thanks for recommending it to your friends.

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