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 for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

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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