November 01, 2016

Simple Kuruma for Idlis

Who says only chutney and sambar are the best combo for idlis? Try this simple onion and tomato kuruma as a side dish for idlis. You will really enjoy the taste. Though this is the exclusive kuruma made as the side dish for idlis it also pairs very well with chapathis...
  • Pre time: 07 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 3

Ingredients for making Simple Kuruma for Idlis:

  • Thinly sliced onions from 3 onions
  • Finely chopped Tomatoes from 3 tomatoes
  • Slitted green chillies 4 or 5
  • Oil 3 table spoon
  • Curry leaves

For grinding:

  • Coconut 3 table spoons
  • Kasa kasa/ Poppy seeds / khus khus 3 tea spoons
  • Fennel seeds/ Saunf/ Sombu 1 tea spoon

Grind the above three ingredients with water to paste and keep aside.

How to make Simple Kuruma for Idlis?

  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Fry the onions and green chillies till the onions become golden brown.
  • Now add the tomatoes and few curry leaves.
  • Add required salt.
  • Fry for few seconds, keep the flame to medium and cover the pan.
  • After five minutes open the lid and stir well.
  • Wait till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  • Add the paste and mix well.
  • Check out for salt and hotness.
  • If needed add a pinch of red chilli powder.
  • Pour two cups of water and switch off after it reaches gravy consistency. 


  1. TYPOS:
    Thin(-c)ly sliced onions from 3 onions
    Finely chopped To(+m)atoes from 3 tomatoes
    Slit(-ted) green chillies 4 or 5

    Oil 3 table spoon(+full)

    switch off (+after) it reaches gravy consistency.

  2. Good recipe. Simple and quick recipe.Please share more side dishes for tiffins like idlli ,dosa.