Monday, 10 May 2010

Tomato, potato and capsicum curry

Before, Rajender used to prepare this gravy very often. Actually you give him tomato and any other veggie, he can make a curry out of it. He loves tomatoes. He taught me this. He used to say that his friend's sister taught him this curry. I just love it. This curry tastes excellent with hot rice and goes very well with chappathis too. The flavours of capsicum, potato and tomato mingled together in a colourful gravy will make anyone drool. This is one of our comfort dish. Try it you will love it for its simplicity and flavour.

Ingredients :

Tomato- 4 nos
Potato- 2 nos
Capsicum (green)- 1 no
Onions- 1 no
Green chillies- 4 nos
Curry leaves- some 20 leaflets
Chilli powder- 1 tspn 
Garam masala powder- 1 tspn
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Channa dhal- 1 tspn
Mustard, and jeera seeds- 1/2 tspn each for tempering
Oil- 4 tbspns
Salt to taste

Method :

Cut tomato, potato and capsicum into bite sized pieces. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough add channa dhal. When it starts to brown add mustard and jeera seeds. When they splutter add minced onions, green chillies, curry leaves and a pinch of turmeric. Saute well until the onions turn translucent. Now add potato and capsicum pieces and saute well for few minutes. At this stage add enough salt, chilli powder and tomato pieces. Mix well and allow the tomato to become soft. When the tomato is cooked well  adjust salt once again. Before switching off the stove add a teaspoon of any garam masala powder and mix well.  Serve hot with rice or chappathi.

Taste enhancing tips for this recipe : You can add a teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste when sauting onions. Adding fresh coriander leaves at the end of the recipe preparation adds much flavour to this recipe. The sourness of tomato should be balanced with enough salt and chilli powder. Use sour tomatoes for this recipe. Happy cooking !!! and have a wonderful week ahead!!


  1. manju really delicious one yarr..sometimes i prepare this ,,its a very good combination..good with rice and chapati..

  2. A wonderful combo fan of all these

  3. Nice recipe...even i make a dry sabzi of same ingridients ..I am wondering how chana daal would taste

  4. Nice combo, it looks really good,should try it out and have this delicious curry soon...

  5. Nice colorful curry...this must taste so good with chapathis...looks good :)

  6. Beautiful combination for a curry, would love to have with rotis, yummm!!

  7. lovely recipe and healthy too.Perfect with rice or rotis.

  8. Curry looks yumm!! Should try this veggie combo.

  9. Manju,

    Simple curry for chapathis love it.

  10. First time here. I love your step-by-step pics. Surely helps a lot. Following you.

  11. This sounds really delicious to me, yeah...I dunno why, guys use lots of onions and tomatoes in their cooking!! This is really an interesting combo' of veggies, totally new to me...perfect with rotis. Have a great week ahead.:)

  12. mm ethaithan nangal avarasa kolambunu cholluvom..within 10minsla readypanidvom..bachlers best veges are onion,tomota only..

    hmm nice to share it.

  13. Very colorful curry and looks absolutely delicious dear!

  14. Lovely recipe and wonderful side dish...

  15. Manju

    Unga hubby unmailiye nalla super cook paa nalla idea quick curry for rotis,,Nalla super combo veggies la curry seithurukeenga paa,,nalla irukku well presented kandippa naanum intha try pandren..

  16. Nice curry. Looks simple and delicious. Yum too.

  17. Thank you friends :)

    Priya and Pavithra a very hearty welcome !!!

    SS it is very common in south India to include channa dhal and urid dhal when will taste gud but if u r not used to it you can omit it.

    Complan thambi....bachelors seiyara ellame avasara kuzhambuthan :D

    Sathya try pannunga, you will like it...a different curry from the routine.