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Tomato Coriander Masala
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South Indian Style Tomato Coriander Masala

South Indian Style Tomato Coriander Masala, an awesome side dish for Idli / dosa and even for Rotis. Very simple to make gravy with just onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and Indian spices. The coriander leaves add a great flavor to the whole dish. We don't have any other rich ingredients like cashews or paneer etc. This South Indian Style Tomato Coriander Masala is so delicious and so tempting. Adding coriander leaves not only adds flavor but also its good for health because we are including some greens as part of this recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Veg Gravies
Cuisine: Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Mixer Grinder
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 2 finely Onion Chopped
  • 5 finely Tomato Chopped
  • 0.25 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust As Needed

For Grinding

  • 0.5 cup Coriander Leaves
  • 0.5 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Green Chilli

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • Curry Leaves Few


Working with Grinding Ingredients

  • In a mixer jar, add coriander leaves, grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chilli and grind everything to a smooth paste.

Tempering Process

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Add split urad dal to the pan and saute till dal turns light golden color. To the pan, add curry leaves

Saute Onions

  • To the pan, add chopped onions and saute the onions till translucent. When the onions are cooked, add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and saute the masala

Cooking Ground Masala

  • To the pan, now add the coriander and spice paste along with salt. Let this ground masala cook in low flame for 10 mins

Time to add Tomato

  • Now, time to add tomatoes. Add tomatoes to the pan and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and cover and cook the masala in low flame for 10 mins. When the tomatoes are cooked well, switch off the flame.

Serving Time!

  • Serve the delicious South Indian Style Tomato Coriander Masala



Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g