This kurma is a best south Indian sambar variety that goes well with Idly or Dosa. It is very easy and simple to make. It is perfect one for morning breakfast side dish. This is the sambar made mainly with the flavor of tomatoes. The coconut paste is also added in it to enhance the flavors. Lets look at the steps to make this kurma.

Preparation Time:10 mints|Cooking Time:20mints|serves:4




Tomato - 2

Coconut - 5tbspn

Oil - 3tbspn

Mustard seeds - 1tspn

Tomato - 1 big

Onion - 1/2 big

Ginger Garlic Paste- 1tbspn

Curry Leaves - chopped

Coriander Leaves - chopped

Salt - 1tbspn

Sambar Powder - 1tbspn

Turmeric - 1tspn

Garam masala - 1/4tbspn




1. Make two medium sized tomatoes into puree. Grind the coconut to a fine paste. Chop one big tomato and Half big onion roughly. Also chop curry leaves and coriander leaves finely. Make ginger garlic paste ready.

2. In a Pan heat oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter then add the chopped onions & ginger garlic paste. Mix well and cook for a min.

3. Once onion cooked well  add the tomatoes and salt. mix well and add the sambar powder, Turmeric and Garam masala one by one.


4. Once all the masala mix together , then add the tomato puree  stir well. Then add the water and adjust to your desired consistency. Then cook the gravy until the raw smell goes by covering with the lid.


5. When the gravy cooked well add the coconut paste to it.Cook it for a min. Add the chopped coriander and curry leaves to it. Then the kurma is ready to serve.


Serve it with hot idles or dosa.




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