Tomato Bajji | How to make Tomato Bajji | Tomato Curry for Chapati

tomato bajji

Tomato bajji, a type of tomato curry, is a super-tasty food with the goodness of tomato and is native to Karnataka. If you are thinking of a simple and easy side dish for chapati, think no farther than tomato bajji. It will be pleasant for the taste buds for dosa and roti also.

How much time will it take to make this food? In about 15 minutes, you can prepare tomato bajji.

Do you want to make a quick and delicious dish for rice? Prepare tomato bajji. It and the hot rice will be so tasty, you would sing with delight!

The tomato bajji's fine taste and health benefits makes it one of the only few side dishes, which is not only easy to make but is also good for the health. These reasons should make you add this curry to your favorite side dishes list.

Food Fact
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Tomatoes are a treasure box of medicinal pearls. A chemical called lycopene in a tomato is said to offer many health advantages.

Read more about the health benefits of tomatoes in the blog.

You would also like to know how to make tomato bajji, because it needs only the items you typically use in everyday cooking. In the tomato bajji or tomato curry recipe, tomatoes, sambar powder, turmeric and jaggery are among the main items.

Use homemade sambar powder, because it will be fresher and purer, to make tasty tomato bajji.

The masala paste, in this tomato curry for chapati recipe, made from tomatoes, coconut, sesame seeds and other items is the number one reason for the lip-smacking taste of this side dish.

Use fully ripe, oval-shaped tomatoes (see photo above) to make the tomato bajji. For, such tomatoes will make this side dish tastier.

If you wish to make the tomato bajji richer, add cashew nuts, along with the other items, while making the masala paste.

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Quantity: About 2-1/2 cups


1. Sambar powder 1-and-1/2 to 2 teaspoons or to taste
2. Turmeric few pinches
3. Jaggery 1-2 tablespoon or to taste
4. Coriander leaves few sprigs
5. Salt to taste
6. Water, about 1 cup

For Masala:

1. Tomato, diced, 1 cup
2. Coconut, small pieces, 1/4 cup
3. Roasted gram or chana 2 teaspoons
4. Roasted sesame seeds 1 teaspoon
5. Onion, diced, 3-5 pieces

For Tempering:

1. Oil 2 teaspoons
2. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
3. Jeera 1/4 teaspoon
4. Hing few pinches
5. Curry leaves 1 sprig
6. onion, chopped, 1-2 tablespoon
7. Garlic, few cloves

How to make Tomato Bajji?

tomato bajji video

1. Prepare the Masala

Grind coconut, onion, sesame seeds and roasted gram for a few seconds without adding water.

Add tomato and water.

Grind to a slightly coarse paste.
2. Heat a utensil.

Add oil.

Wait till the oil becomes hot.
3. Add mustard, jeera and hing, each separately.

Fry till the jeera turns golden brown.

Add curry leaves and mix.

Add garlic and onion.

Fry till the onion turns golden brown.
4. Add sambar powder and turmeric.


Add the masala paste.

Add water to the grinder, swirl and pour to the utensil.

5. Add water if the mixture is thick.

Add salt and jaggery.


Cover partially with the ladle left inside.

When the mixture starts to boil, it will also begin to spurt. To prevent the mixture falling outside the utensil, partially cover it with a plate.

Boil till there is no raw smell of sambar powder.
6. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix.

Switch-off the stove.
7. Tomato bajji or tomato curry is ready.

tomato bajji final

TIPS Tomato Bajji
1. Add tamarind juice to the tomato bajji to make it tangy.
2. If you do not have jaggery, use sugar. However for tastier bajji and for health reasons, jaggery is recommended.