Tomato Kadi

A hot curry to run out the cold this monsoon


Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 4 big tomatoes (dark red in colour and cut in big pieces)
    • an inch of ginger
    • 4 green chillies
    • 1 small onion finely diced
    • 10 to 12 big flakes of garlic
    • some curry leaves
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp jeera
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • little tamarind (for a little sour flavour)
    • coriander for garnishing
    • oil for tadka


    • Take the tomatoes in a mixie. Add green chillies, ginger and tamarind and make a fine paste.(Can use water for grinding).
    • Empty it in a vessel. Add little water for gravy. Add turmeric powder, onion,salt and bring it to a boil. Lower the flame.
    • In a vessel for tadka. Put oil and heat it good.
    • Now add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
    • Add jeera, curry leaves and chopped garlic.
    • Let the garlic become red.
    • Now add the tadka to the kadi and boil the kadi for about 5-7 minutes on a low flame.
    • Put off the flame and garnish with coriander.
    • Serve hot with rice or sip up as soup.



    hi nirav and mr. shah: this is regards to the tomato kadi. u wanted to enquire if the onion would taste raw if added while boiling. No, it won't but it would melt in the boiling process and would taste yummy. sorry to be delayed coz i was not well. thanx for the query. happy day.

    Mr Shah

    Hi there, Can we add onion while do tadka or do we have to add in before? It might leave raw smell if not added with tadka. thanks

    Mr Shah

    Hi Ashwini, The recipe looks great. Only one question in my mind that can onion be added with tadka? According to your recipe its simply added with gravy. if it's not properly saute then it will leave raw taste. please advice. thanks

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