Quick onion tomato curry

These two humble veggies can be turned into an amazing simple quick side dish for phulkas or rice , just when you have run out of vegetables or in no mood to pound, powder, blend stuff in the kitchen and need to put something together , especially in the evenings when you have good hot phulkas ready but side dish seems to be running short, then try this quick gravy like sabzi. I personally feel students, those new to cooking and bachelors will find this useful.


6 medium size onions, peeled, chopped finely
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped finely.
3-4 green chillies finely chopped or slitted.
Pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 /2 tsp of any sambar powder in the house
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
Pinch of asafoetida powder

To temper

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds or roasted fenugreek powder if you have.
1 tsp cumin seeds


1. Take a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, let them brown a bit.

2. Add green chillis, toss the chopped onions, sautee well, then add the tomatoes, stir well again.

3. Add all the remaining powders and do not add water,add salt and then cover with alid and keep the gas on simmer.

4. The onions and tomatoes will cook  nice, soften and become mushy , also may be watery if ripe tomatoes are used.

5. Let the sabzi simmer till ity thickena bit, the check for salt and garnish with coriander leaves.


Add ginger garlic paste if you like
You can keep it a bit watery consistency if you like to mix with rice or let it thicken to make a good side dish gravy .