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Blogging Marathon# 55: Week 1/ Day 2

Theme: Healthy Family Dinners

Dish: Cherry Tomato Kurma

For the second day of  ‘Healthy Family Dinners‘, I have a creamy and delicious kurma made with cherry tomatoes. This dish can be served with either rotis or simple vegetable pulao.

I have been cooking a lot with cherry tomatoes lately like this cherry tomato pachadi or this cherry tomato & kale pasta. I make sure to keep some handy to make quick pasta sauces or toss into salads for a juicy bite.

Recipe for this kurma is from a Telugu cooking show. The original recipe had double the amount of cashews, coconut and poppy seeds used. But I lightened it up and used much less to make it a little more healthy, but without compromising on the taste. Addition of mint and cilantro makes the dish serve fresh and tasty.

I made a simple vegetable pulao with brown rice and it makes for a filling and delicious meal. It can be served with roti or paratha too.

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Cherry Tomato Kurma Yum
Creamy and delicious kurma made with cherry tomatoes. This dish can be served with either rotis or simple vegetable pulao.
Cherry Tomato Kurma
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped
  • 2 chilies Green , slit
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Cashews
  • 2 tbsp coconut Dry grated
  • 2 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 3 tbsps Yogurt , whisked
  • ¼ cup Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Chili powder Red (adjust as per taste)
  • ½ tsp Coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsps Mint leaves , finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon " stick
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion Small , finely chopped
  • 2 chilies Green , slit
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Cashews
  • 2 tbsp coconut Dry grated
  • 2 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 3 tbsps Yogurt , whisked
  • ¼ cup Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Chili powder Red (adjust as per taste)
  • ½ tsp Coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsps Mint leaves , finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon " stick
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
Cherry Tomato Kurma
Instructions
  1. Chop few of the tomatoes in half and make a slit in the remaining.
  2. Dry roast cashews, dry grated coconut and poppy seeds until lightly golden. Cool and grind to a smooth paste adding just enough water.
  3. Heat 2tbsp oil and 1tbsp butter in a pan, add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and cumin seeds. Add onions, green chilies and ginger+garlic paste. Saute until onions turn lightly browned around the edges.
  4. Add the cashew-coconut paste, turmeric and salt. Cook for 2~3 minutes.
  5. Next add the cherry tomatoes and salt.
  6. Cover and cook till the tomatoes start to burst and get tender, about 5~6 minutes.
  7. Next add the whisked yogurt, ground coriander, garam madala, chopped mint and cilantro. Cook for 3~4 minutes.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with rice or roti. I served with brown rice pilaf.
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 55.

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6 thoughts on “Cherry Tomato Kurma”

  1. Love your cherry tomato recipe collection. Inspires me to use them in stuff other than pizzas! Will try this for sure!

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