Tomatoes in Onion gravy – Low oil

Tomatoes in Onion gravy1


This recipe is very delicious and a excellent side dish with low oil. Tomatoes are cooked in a nutty –onion sauce with the blend of spices. Consuming tomatoes lower the risks of cancers.

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

  • Chopped onion-3 number
  • Tomato-4-5 number
  • Peanuts-2 tbsp
  • red chilli-4-5
  • sesame seeds-1 tbsp
  • pepper corns-6-7
  • fennel seeds-1 tsp
  • coriander seeds-1 tsp
  • tamarind pulp-2 tbsp
  • turmeric-1/4 tsp
  • chopped coriander- a handful
  • oil-2tsp


  • Wash tomatoes, pat dry and slit each tomato to two and set aside.
  • Dry roast peanuts in a pan and set aside.
  • Add oil in the same pan add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, red chilli, sesame seeds, pepper corns and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add onion, turmeric, salt and saute  until the onions  are translucent, turn off the flame and allow it to cool down
  • then combine peanuts and sauted mixture in a food processor and ground to a smooth paste.
  • Now add this ground paste in a non-stick pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring in between.
  • Add slit tomatoes, tamarind pulp, water as per the consistency and simmer until the tomatoes are cooked.
  • As the gravy thickens and tomatoes are cooked turn off the flame .
  • Garnish with chopped coriander .

Tomatoes in Onion gravy3

Serve hot with:

Spring Onion Pulao

Spring onion rice3

Roasted Vegetable Pulao

Roasted fried rice final

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on May 25, 2015, in Indian, Side dish and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 46 Comments.

  1. MyKabulKitchen

    This looks rich and delicious, and I love that the oils are mostly natural from the peanuts what a great idea 🙂


  2. Sounds delicious, the gravy looks so creamy!


  3. Love this, I can sense the taste from your picture 🙂


  4. Peanuts have sure added creaminess to the gravy!Looks soo good!


  5. I love this idea for using some of the masses of tomatoes I am picking from the garden these days. Thanks.


  6. Easy and delicious gravy:-) I love peanuts in gravy


  7. It looks very appetizing Chitra 🙂


  8. Hmmmmm I like the idea of this curry and pulao..yummy…


  9. Looks YUMMY YUMMY, Chitra !!!!


  10. Yum! Looks awesome!


  11. That´s totally new for me, I will try it with my own tomatoes soon, lg Marlies


  12. Yum! love the peanuts.. 😉


  13. My mum makes something similar but she uses coconut milk. It’s one of my fave dishes. I’ll have to give your version a try!


  14. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  15. Nice side dish Chitra!


  16. Yumm…great idea…I love tomatoes…shall try this…


  17. Never heard of gravy as healthy but this looks yummers!! 😄


  18. What a delicious looking curry, thick and creamy and yummy!

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