Thakkali Curry

5/5 from 1 Customers

A simple tomato curry and is best made in the height of summer when tomatoes are at their sweetest and best.

20 minuutes

30 minutes


Blends Needed

Also works a treat with: A tin of chopped tomatoes and a fresh red pepper - cut into bite-size pieces

Book: How to be a Curry Legend (p144)

Goes great with: Plain rice (p150), spring veg thoran (p146) and coconut chutney (p194)

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Thakkali is the word for tomato in the language spoken in Tamil Nadu where this dish is from.

It’s a simple tomato curry and is best made in the height of summer when tomatoes are at their sweetest and best.

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20 minuutes

30 minutes



4 as a side


Low Effort

Main Ingredient




Veggie Friendly



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste





Popular Style




  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • Fresh ginger - finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 1 red chilli - finely chopped (seeds removed if you’d prefer less heat)

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Product Rating (1):


We had a mountain of cherry tomatoes in the greenhouse and decided to try this curry. We wanted to eat it as a main course so amended the recipe by adding some cashew nuts, and it was delicious. Thank you for the inspiration!

This looks amazing, Rob! And I bet it tasted all the more delicious knowing that you'd grown the tomatoes yourself. Great job with this one!

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