This thakkali kuzhumbu is my MIL’s recipe. Already i said in one of my link, she is an expert in veg and snacks recipes. She knows that i love tomato kind of food. One day she prepared this kuzhumbu for lunch. When i tasted this, it was really awesome. She normally prefer using coconut, but this kuzhumbu with no coconut. And very simple to cook also. Ok, lets have a look on this thakkali kuzhumbu.

Serves : 4

Prep Time: 10 mins      Cooking Time 15 mins


Tomato : 3 Large

Onion : 1/2 chopped

Turmeric powder : 1 tsp

Red chilly powder : 1 tsp

Cooked Moong dal : 1/4 cup

Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp

Oil : 3 tsp

Salt to taste


  1. First cook tomato in water for 10 mins. And in other side pressure cook the moong dal. Once tomato cool’s down, peel of the skin and press in a hand, make mushy, set a side.20161231_123646

2. Heat sauce pan, take oil, add mustard seeds. Cracked add onions, saute it for 5 mins on medium heat. Now add cooked tomato, red chilly powder, salt, turmeric powder in to it. Mix well, cover and cook for 3 mins.

3. Then add cooked moong dal and a cup of water, give a nice boil for 5 mins.  Done. Serve it with white rice, idly, dosa, chapati with anything it will go. Enjoy.