Simplicity in this Tomato And Kasuri Methi curry speaks a lot, be it in taste, aroma, flavor, easiness or texture. Usually if we are going to have chapathis i plan ahead for curries like palak paneer, bendi masala, dal makhani, matar paneer. But sometimes out of the blue my husband asks for chapathi., then i have to whip up some simple quick and easy curries. In that list comes first Tomato And Peas Curry. You can play with the herbs, garlic or even kasoori methi , any of these would completely transform the plain tomato curry to a brand new recipe. Usually i add either peas or paneer. This time i added Kasuri methi. This gave unique flavor to the dish and i was surprised to learn adding a couple of tbsps of Kasuri methi enchances so much flavor and wonderful aroma into the dish. Wish i had used kasuri methi long back!

Methi Mutter Tamatar Curry

You need:
  • 2-3 large tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1/3 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup milk / half n half / fresh cream
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander( dhaniya) powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala or curry powder
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 2 stalks of coriander or cilantro
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

This curry satisfies all the taste palettes. The sourness from tomato, sweetness( and creaminess ) from milk, bitterness from kasuri methi and spice from the red chilli powder. What else can we ask for in this simple dish?


How to:
  • Chop onions and tomatoes very finely
  • In a kadai or sauce pan heat oil and add onions
  • Agg green peas and fry
  • Saute onions till golden brown( TIP: you can add some sugar to let onions brown quickly )
  • Optional: You can add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and fry for 10 sec
  • Add powders and tomatoes.
  • When oil starts to seperate add kasuri methi leaves
  • Add milk and cook until the gravy becomes creamy
  • You can even add fresh cream or half n half if you dont count those calories
  • Adjust salt and spice to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander/cilantro

Our dinner: Tomato And Methi Curry With Methi Paratha( Thepla )

Dont take my word how easy and delicious this Methi Mutter Tamatar curry is, try it for yourself. I am sure you will comeup with some new variations to the recipe and i would love to hear all that! Tomato Kasuri Methi Peas curry tastes delicious with hot rice or chapathi.

Tags:Kasuri Methi, Peas And Tomato Curry, Tomato Curry

22 COMMENTS:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mmmm..looks yummy and have tried adding kasoori metthi in kormas...But this recipe is new..:))thanx for the recipe.!

Apple said...

Looks delicious n recipe sounds interesting dear...I have all these ingredients at home...gonna make this for dinner today..thanks for sharing

Priya said...

looks delicious.. :)

Asha said...

What a great combo, delicious!:))

Sia said...

for most of the curries i make i add a tbsp of kasuri methi. the aroma and flavour of curry is always enhanced with it:) beautiful colour of gravy...

Padma said...

I love the flavor of Kasoori Methi in any dish...this looks very creamy

Kalva said...

Hi Raks, this was my first time using kasuri methi. Would post the recipe for methi thepla or parathas soon.

Thanks apple yes this is one of the easiest recipes and doesnt require any fancy ingredients.

Yes Priya and Asha it was truly delicious and creamy.

Yes sia just a tbsp of kasuri methi took this simple dish to the next level.

Padma its the color from turmeric, tomatoes and milk( cream would be even better..if you dont mind those calories ). Havent added kasuri methi in any otehr dish. i will try to add it.

Thanks guys for stopping by!!!!

Happy cook said...

Looks yummy

Sig said...

That is a great combination of ingredients Kalva... love the color of that gravy.

VINI said...

WOW, looks nice and creamy. Nice blog!Stiil surfing through :).

Namratha said...

Looks gorgeous Kalva, my I wish I was your neighbour..so many yummy dishes!!

Suganya said...

Adorable is the word :)

Rohini's kitchen said...

Tomato curry with KM and peas and cabbage potato curry looks awesome! Mouthwatering.

Siri said...

Lovely recipes kalva... will try these soon..:D

Mona said...

It looks Lovely and delicious Kalva, Feeling hungry now :-)

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Richa said...

such a lovely color! i make something similar called methi malai matar & yes garlic is a must for me, love it ;)
good going....

Kalva said...

Thanks happycook, vini, sig,suganya, rohini,siri, mona and richa for stopping and leaving your wonderful comments.

Yes Namratha you are always welcome.

Vini, Good that you liked my blog and recipes.

Suganya your egg pic was awesome!

Siri glad you liked these recipes.

Rohini yes it was really good, didnt expect it to be that tasty, because i was amateur cooking with Kasuri methi.

Mona, checked your blog, u have a nice place there.

Richa, never made methi mutter malai.., would like to make it soon!!

Thanks once again guys for stopping by!

Daily Meals said...

Wow, it looks very nice...

meeth said...

My in-law's are visiting for the first time next weekend and I don't know how to cook Indian food that well. I just made this dish to practice and it turned out great! I will make this next weekend for sure! Do you have any other easy dishes you recommend? There are so many recipes on the internet but so many don't turn out which is discouraging. Yours is one of the first that worked out the first time and it was easy- thanks so much!Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

Kalva said...

Thanks Meeth for your lovely comments. I am very glad that recipe turnet out good and that you all liked it. Indian cooking is so simple once you know what works out. For any indian curry you need to have sourness ( from tamarind, lemon, tomatoes or mango ), spicyness( from chillies and pepper ), sweetness( from sugar or jaggery ) and never foget the salt. When you play with these ingredients i am sure you will come up with your own variations for a single recipe. I have very easy recipes here. let me list them out for you
1) Boiled Potato Fry
2)Spicy Cabbage and potato curry
3)If you want your inlaws te relish the real south indian food go for this one Spongy Poha Dosa
4)Okra fry
could never be this simple and tasty
5)This one is very very simple dal
6) Authentic Punjabi Palak Panner
7)This is so very easy when you have paneer in hand very tasty Matar Paneer

For any questions email me at curryinkadai@gmail.com i would be glad to make your indian cooking experience the most exciting one.

meeth said...

thanks kalva for all of your help! i am going to try the palak paneer today.

Anonymous said...

I've been cooking Indian food at home for years and am always on the look out for new recipes. I've found that for everyone that is good, another five are mediocre. This one is a winner, the resulting dish is quite excellent and simple to make.
I'd give it four stars.
I'd be interested to see your recipe for aloo gobi.

Thanks

Dave in Tokyo.

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