10-Minute Tomato Raita (Tomato and Yogurt Curry)

Updated on September 26, 2017
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Tomato Raita or Tomato and Yogurt Curry

A Comforting Side Dish Made With Tomato and Yogurt (curd)

If you have some tomatoes and yogurt in your kitchen, make this yummy side dish or raita to please every one in the house. This is a soothing curd dish that you can make quickly.

How to Make Tomato Raita At-a-Glance:

Cook chopped tomatoes till soft and a little mushy. Put them in a mixer. Add grated coconut, green chilies, broken red chilies, asafoetida/hing, yogurt, and salt. Grind to get a smooth paste. Transfer the paste to a serving bowl.

Now, add a tempering to it. Though adding a tempering is not mandatory, I recommend to add it for better aroma and taste.

How to Make the Tempering:

Heat some ghee in a small pan. Add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and a broken red chili. Saute till mustard splutters. Pour it on the raita. Mix well. Now, this side dish is ready to serve. Enjoy eating it with steamed rice or any other rice main course dish.

5 stars for Tomato and Yogurt Curry or Tomato Raita

Cook Time

Prep time: 4 min
Cook time: 6 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 3-4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green chili, slit
  • 1 piece or 1/2 dry red chili, not so hot variety
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp for the gravy, 1/2 tsp for the tempering
  • 2 pinches hing/asafoetida powder
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, for the tempering
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, for the tempering
  • 6 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp ghee, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp oil, optional, for cooking chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup yogurt or thick curd

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Tomato Raita:

  1. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add chopped tomatoes, slit green chilies, and broken red chilies. Saute them on a high fire till tomatoes are soft and mushy. This may take about 3-4 minutes. Covered cooking makes it even faster.
  2. Take them in a mixer or grinder. Add grated coconut, hing powder, mustard seeds, and salt. Grind adding some yogurt or curd to get a smooth paste. Transfer the paste into a bowl.
  3. Now you have to make a tempering for this curry. Heat ghee in a small pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, a half red chili, and curry leaves. Saute till mustard splutters. Turn off the fire. Pour the tempering on the raita. Mix well.
  4. Serve this tomato raita or tomato and yogurt curry with steamed rice. Enjoy the taste!

Some Important Information:

1. Tomato raita needs to be less spicy. Hence, use less chilies in this recipe.

2. Use yogurt or thick curd for a delicious and thick raita. Don't use curd that is too sour.

3. Add tempering to this tomato raita. Truly, it enhances the taste and flavor of this dish.

4. This side dish remains fresh for 24 hours. However, you have to keep it in the refrigerator after 3 hours of making. Each time, take it out while using.

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Step one: Saute green chili, red chili, and tomatoes in some oil.Step two: Add salt to speed up the cooking.Cook till tomatoes are a little mushy.Step three: Put grated coconut, hing powder, mustard seeds, and salt in a mixer or grinder.Step four: Add cooked tomato mix and yogurt. Grind to get a smooth mix.Step five: Transfer it into a serving bowl. Add remaining yogurt.Step six: Add tempering to the curry as per instructions. Serve this tasty raita with boiled rice. Happy eating!
Step one: Saute green chili, red chili, and tomatoes in some oil.
Step one: Saute green chili, red chili, and tomatoes in some oil.
Step two: Add salt to speed up the cooking.
Step two: Add salt to speed up the cooking.
Cook till tomatoes are a little mushy.
Cook till tomatoes are a little mushy.
Step three: Put grated coconut, hing powder, mustard seeds, and salt in a mixer or grinder.
Step three: Put grated coconut, hing powder, mustard seeds, and salt in a mixer or grinder.
Step four: Add cooked tomato mix and yogurt. Grind to get a smooth mix.
Step four: Add cooked tomato mix and yogurt. Grind to get a smooth mix.
Step five: Transfer it into a serving bowl. Add remaining yogurt.
Step five: Transfer it into a serving bowl. Add remaining yogurt.
Step six: Add tempering to the curry as per instructions. Serve this tasty raita with boiled rice. Happy eating!
Step six: Add tempering to the curry as per instructions. Serve this tasty raita with boiled rice. Happy eating!

Nutritional Information of Tomato Raita

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 58
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
Sodium 48 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      9 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks for reading my hub. Asafoetida or hing is an aromatic ingredient that gives nice flavor to dishes made of yogurt. Try this recipe.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hing powder is a new ingredient of which I am unfamiliar. This sounds like it would be flavorful and spicy. Thanks!

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