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ONION TOMATO GRAVY
Onion tomato gravy is a simple side dish for chapathi|dosai,perfect for picnics. I can say this is a bachelor friendly recipe.Mom usually makes this for long journeys and this can be mixed with rice too. We usually call this as thakkali vengayam. I usually make this onion tomato gravy whenever i run out of any veggies and no mood to make any elaborate side dish for idli or dosa or roti. This pairs well with masala paratha and Masala poori. 

Onion tomato Gravy

Onion tomato gravy

Recipe Cuisine: Indian|  Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
Prep Time: 15 mins   |  Cook time:20 mins |  serves: 3-4 | Author: Jeyashri
Onion tomato gravy is a simple side dish for chapathi|dosai,perfect for picnics. Simple Bachelor recipe



Onion  3
Tomato  2
    Sambar powder 1 and 1/2 tsp
    Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
    Salt  as needed
    Oil  2 tblsp
    Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
    Sugar | Jaggery  1/2 tsp
    Curry leaves  few
    Asafoetida  a pinch
    Water  1/4 cup to 1/2 cup

Method

  • Thinly slice the onions and chop the tomatoes.
  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • When the mustard crackles add the sliced onions.
  • When it turns pink add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add the sambar powder,turmeric powder, salt and asafoetida.
  • Add water to this and close this with a lid.
  • Keep the flame in medium.
  • Stir in between and let it be in medium flame till the tomato turns mushy.
  • Add jaggery| sugar and mix well.
  • Serve hot with Roti, idli or dosa.

ONION TOMATO GRAVY

Method

  • Thinly slice the onions and chop the tomatoes.
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  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • When the mustard crackles add the sliced onions.
Onion tomato gravy
  • When it turns pink add the chopped tomatoes.
onion tomato gravy
  • Add the sambar powder,turmeric powder, salt and asafoetida.
onion tomato gravy
  • Add water to this and close this with a lid.
  • Keep the flame in medium.
  • Stir in between and let it be in medium flame till the tomato turns mushy.
  • Add jaggery| sugar and mix well.
onion tomato gravy
  • Serve hot with Roti, idli or dosa.

onion tomato gravy
Note:

  • You can add 1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper and you can reduce the quantity of sambar powder.
  • If you are packing for any picnic or trips, once it is done, just allow it to cool completely and store it in a clean dry bottle or plastic box.
  • You can cook this for more time till it becomes completely dry and this will stay little more longer than the gravy one.
  • Always use clean dry spoon to take the onion tomato gravy.

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25 comments

Shama Nagarajan July 12, 2012 - 7:08 pm

Delicious dear…my mom do in the same way

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Sobha Shyam July 12, 2012 - 8:17 pm

simple and delicious one, looks yum 🙂

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R.Punitha July 12, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Hi Jayashree,

looks AAwesome !!!

and delicious :)))

Keep on Dear…

http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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Priya July 12, 2012 - 10:28 pm

I make this gravy quite often, an excellent pair with chappathis too na.

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RENU July 13, 2012 - 12:34 am

i love this recipe……..nice clicks n tasty too.i loved ur onion tomato chutney….will surely try this.

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sowmya's creative saga July 13, 2012 - 12:52 am

i make this too after having at a friends place..love it..

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Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran July 13, 2012 - 12:55 am

I have tried this. Love to have it with hot rice. Yummy recipe.

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APARNARAJESHKUMAR July 13, 2012 - 2:25 am

every day i prepare this my husbands favourite…. so i will take only 5 min to prepare this 🙂 but i wont add jaggery… let me try this 🙂

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Kavitha July 13, 2012 - 2:41 am

I do this very often and my hubby prefer this to have with pooris….It tastes very good 🙂

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Prathibha July 13, 2012 - 2:59 am

I make this for chapatis n I just love d combo..

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PT July 13, 2012 - 4:17 am

quick and easy to prepare.. like it..

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Chitra July 13, 2012 - 4:22 am

I love this. my mom makes it.. :)iam drooling 😉

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Divya Kudua July 13, 2012 - 6:51 am

I make this when I am too lazy to make a side-dish for roti.I should try it with dosa too!

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Kaveri Venkatesh July 13, 2012 - 8:08 am

We also call it thakkali vengayam and its one of or family favorites..simple yet very delicious

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 13, 2012 - 8:57 am

very delicious one.. i can say no one beat this gravy for dosa n idli…. i too make often….
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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Hamaree Rasoi July 13, 2012 - 10:57 am

on a lazy day this is life saving side dish…
simple yet delicious

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Spice up the Curry July 13, 2012 - 11:41 am

thats very quick when you are in hurry

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radha July 13, 2012 - 11:51 am

Nice side dish for anything. Dosa, puri, roti… even rice. And so quick to make.

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Manidipa July 13, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Explained very beautifully….

I blog @ Manidipa's Kitchen

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Tina July 13, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Perfect side dish…

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Hema July 13, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Love this simple yet delicious gravy..

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Akila July 14, 2012 - 5:32 am

easy n delicious…

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DeniseB July 24, 2012 - 7:22 pm

This looks fantastic. Easy to make with great flavor. The only thing I don't have is sambar powder. I will have to see if I can find some.

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Pricilla Solomon December 28, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Love this simple yet delicious gravy..

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