Wednesday, February 6, 2013


This is a simple and easiest gravy that we make at home for chappathis. Whenever we we go for any long trips my mom used to make chappathis and tomato onion gravy. This gravy stays fresh for long.It is so easy to make with readily available ingredients.There is no definite proportion for onion/tomatoes. Increase or decrease the quantity based on personal preference.

Tomato Onion Gravy

Onion Chopped : 2 medium
Tomato chopped: 3 medium
Green chillies: 2
Ginger chopped: 2 tsp (optional)
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/8 tsp
Salt: to taste
Asafoetida: a pinch
Grated jaggery: 2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves:  1 tablespoon

For tempering:
Oil: 2 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal:1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig

1) Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.Once it starts spluttering add urad dhal and curry leaves
2) Add ginger and green chillies and fry well.
3) Add onions and fry until it becomes translucent
4) Now add tomatoes and mix well
5) Add chilli power, coriander powder & turmeric powder
6) Add 1/4  of water and close the pan and cook for around 10 minutes until the tomatoes becomes mushy.Make sure to stir in between. Also cook i n low-medium flame
7) Finally add salt and jaggery
8) Garnish with coriander leaves

Instead of jaggery, sugar can also be added

Step by Step pictures
Tomato Onion Gravy
Fry onions

Tomato Onion Gravy
Add tomatoes and water and cook in medium flame

Tomato Onion Gravy
Add chilli powder, coriander powder

Tomato Onion Gravy
Add salt & jaggery and mix well


  1. We also make the same with chapathi for our picnics! :)
    Should be liberal with oil if it is for packing, otherwise less oil, more healthy! ;)

  2. Best and unbeatable combo for chapathi that too during travel time.Love it.

  3. My MIL makes this often and I love it with dosas. Nice one

  4. Nice to have these with parathas....Like the way you have neatly placed the rotis

  5. Love this kind with chapathis,yummy!!

  6. wonderful and perfect combo for chapathis or pooris.

  7. This is perfect for chapathis,looks yum

  8. simple yet so tasty... something my mom would make often.