It’s National Curry Week!
To celebrate National Curry Week, this is the best time to share our mouthwatering recipe for a tasty tomato curry…
This tomato curry is a flavourful and comforting dish that’s quick and easy to prepare. The combination of ripe tomatoes and aromatic spices creates a rich and tangy sauce that’s perfect for scooping up with bread or pairing with rice. Adjust the spice level to your liking and savour the delightful taste of this homemade tomato curry.
4 large tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece of ginger, minced
2 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt to taste
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Step 1 – Heat Oil: Heat the cooking oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat.
Step 2 – Sauté the Aromatics: Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, minced ginger, and green chilies. Sauté until the onions turn translucent and the raw aroma of the garlic and ginger disappears, usually about 3-4 minutes.
Step 3 – Add Spices: Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and a pinch of salt. Sauté for another minute to roast the spices and release their flavours.
Step 4 – Cook the Tomatoes: Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and stir well. Cook the tomatoes until they become soft and start to break down, about 5-7 minutes. Use the back of your spoon to mash some of the tomato pieces.
Step 5 – Simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes. This will allow the flavours to meld, and the sauce to thicken.
Step 6 – Season: Season the tomato curry with salt and garam masala. Adjust the salt and spice level to your preference by adding more if needed.
Step 7 – Garnish and Serve: Once the tomato curry reaches your desired consistency and flavour, remove it from heat. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
Step 8 – Serve: Tomato curry is excellent when served with steamed rice, naan, or crusty bread. Enjoy!