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March 13, 2017

Tomato Sabji Recipe – Onion Tomato Sabzi Recipe For Chapathi, Poori

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tomato sabji for chapathi
When my father was working in Mumbai, he learnt this recipe from his North Indian friend.  Whenever my dad comes to Salem for holidays, he used to cook for us. We love our dad's cooking a lotLove Struck . We love his Kara kuzhambu, rasam and this onion tomato sabji. My dad used to say this tomato sabzi is their go to recipe for every day's dinner.They also make it for their lunch box as a side dish for chapathi or poori . Its so easy to make and tastes great too. Sometimes my dad make this sabji by adding boiled potato, peas and even ladies finger. We love this simple sabzi with idli,dosa as well. I don’t say this is the authentic Maharashtrian style tomato sabji or tomato bhaji. This is just an easy, one pot version which is ideal for working women and bachelors. Last weekend I made methi poori and this tomato sabji for our breakfast. It was a nice combo.Sendhil and Raksha loved it a lot. It tastes the best with roti and poori. Do try this tomato sabji recipe and share your feedback with me  :)
Onion tomato sabji recipe for chapathi

Tomato sabji recipe for chapathi, poori

Tomato sabji recipe for chapathi, poori How to make tomato sabji in a pressure cooker - Easy & quick side dish for poori and roti/chapathi !
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Side dish for roti
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Ripe tomato - 3 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no ( Big sized)
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 – 3/4 tsp ( I used Kashmiri chilli pwd)
  • Dhania powder/coriander seeds powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp ( optional)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

  • Wash and chop the onion and tomato into small pieces. In a cooker base, heat oil and splutter cumin seeds.
    tomato sabji for chapathi
  • Saute onion until transparent and then add ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves.  Saute till the raw smell of g&g paste goes off.
    tomato sabji for chapathi
  • Now add the tomato pieces and saute for a minute. Add salt, turmeric powder, sugar, red chilli powder, Dhania powder, garam masala powder and saute till tomato turns mushy.
    tomato sabji for chapathi
  • Now add 3/4 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Oil would float on top. Mix well with a ladle and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Boil for few minutes if the sabji is watery. Make it thick. Serve hot with poori or roti !
    tomato sabji for chapathi
    tomato sabji for chapathi
Enjoy !


  • For variations, you can add equal quantity of tomato and onion but adjust the quantity of spice powders accordingly.
  • You can also add some cooked peas or boiled potato cubes.
  • You can skip dhania powder if u wish. But flavor varies.
  • Adding sugar helps to enhance the taste. It gives a mild sweetness to the bhaji.
  • You can also make this sabji in a kadai instead of pressure cooker.
  • For variations, you can add coarsely crushed peanut powder ( 1 tbsp )
Tomato sabzi recipe
Try this easy, yummy tomato sabji at home and enjoy !!
Tomato sabji recipe

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R said...

Yummm, looks spicy and delicious.

Unknown said...

Iam going to try this today.

Thank you
Bramha, NJ, USA.

Unknown said...

Iam gonna Try This Today,

Thank You
Bramha, NJ. USA

Chitra said...

Thanks.Do share your feedback !

Unknown said...

awesome recipe , great taste.