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Tomato-less curry?

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mmmmmchocolate Sun 25-Mar-12 20:11:39

Anyone link me to a curry recipe that doesn't use tomatoes. I used to use the Lloyd Grossman jars but even the korma has tomato in it.

Thank you!

Hassled Sun 25-Mar-12 20:14:07

I blend onions with chilli, garlic, whatever spices (cumin, coriander etc) and fry the paste with the chicken till sealed/coloured, then add a tin of coconut milk and the same volume again of chicken stock. It reduces and thickens as it simmers - add a bit of garam masala at the end perhaps.

ivykaty44 Sun 25-Mar-12 20:20:40

just don't put the two chopped tomatoes in - it will be fine without

mmmmmchocolate Sun 25-Mar-12 20:21:00

Sounds yum thank you. Don't think DP would like coconut milk so I guess he will be having a packet of crisps smile

Do you just estimate the amount of spices to put in? Sorry have never made one from scratch.

Bunbaker Sun 25-Mar-12 20:22:01

This is an excellent website for Indian recipes

mmmmmchocolate Sun 25-Mar-12 20:22:45

Ivy- would leaving the toms out be ok in most recipes or is that one ok because the coconut milk is in there instead?

ivykaty44 Sun 25-Mar-12 20:30:06

I would leave the tomato out as it is not a whole tin but two chopped tomato.

I make a dish (not really a curry) but place 4-6 chicken thighs in a casserole with a lid and pour over a tin of coconut milk and add a teaspoon of tumeric, curry powder corinander, cumin and then cook slowly for 3 hours on gas 2-3.

I make dalh as it is a good meal and also very cheap, I mostly make with tinned tomato but have made with coconut milk instead, it gives a creamy finish like a korma has a creamy finish.

can I ask why not cooked tomato?

mmmmmchocolate Sun 25-Mar-12 21:01:44

DD has an allergy/intolerance to them. I've posted before and been given lots of ideas and cutting them out has been going well considering they were in most of the things I cooked!!

Curry is something we haven't eaten for a while as toms are in most of the pre prepared ones and the recipies I've found. That coconutty chicken dish sounds lovely!

And thanks for that link bunbaker, the first recipe I clicked on had no tomatoes and an explanation why!

TheArmadillo Sun 25-Mar-12 21:12:17

lemon spiced chicken - you can use breast or thighs depending on which you prefer.
Marinate chicken for at least 30 mins (preferrably longer) in
3 tbsps olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp gound cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1tsp dried oregano
1tsp dried thyme (or small bunch fresh)
1 tsp black pepper

Then place in oven dish with the marinade, add spinach (frozen or tinned works as well as fresh) and chicken stock to cover up half way.

Cook at 180 for 35-55 minutes (depending on which chicken you used).

Not quite a curry but still good - add a tsp of chilli powder for heat if you like.

Ginkypig Tue 31-Mar-20 11:44:16

I know this is a zombie thread but I thought as it is a recipe thread it would be fine to resurrect it.

Sorry in advance if everyone is annoyed though!

I hate tomatoes!

If a Dahl or curry calls for a tin of tomatoes what can I use instead as obviously that's a lot of moisture to lose if you don't use it.

If anyone has any good recipes especially non meat and no tomato curry or Dahl please come and tell me! grin

Todayisanewday75 Tue 31-Mar-20 16:07:58

I love Chetna Makans coconut chicken curry. I just googled it and the recipe is online but I’m not sure how to post a link. Just with I could get some chicken thighs because I have all the other ingredients in

Todayisanewday75 Tue 31-Mar-20 16:11:40

For non meat try the rasta dal on Jasmine Hemsley’s site, would be fine without the tomato.

NewToRenting Wed 01-Apr-20 12:43:30

For dahl, tomato is optional really. Jamie Oliver has a "basic tarka dhal recipe" - easy to google - that has no tomatoes.

Ginkypig Thu 02-Apr-20 14:36:16

Thanks for the replies.

I like a tarka Dahl but I like it a bit thick. mmmm

If a recipe calls for a tin of tomatoes though Is there and alternative?
I know the taste would change because the tomatoes aren't being used but my concern is more about the loss of the liquid by not using it.

NewToRenting Thu 02-Apr-20 16:11:59

Speaking only about Indian recipes....skipping the tomato will affect the flavour and look. Plus the tomato imparts a thickness to the gravy, bringing the dish together. Amount of liquid from tomato not so important as for most curries/ dahls you cook out the tomatoes till most of the moisture is evaporated.

In Dahl, tomato is usually part of the tempering, you can just put onion garlic in the tempering and skip the tomato. Still really really nice smile

Curries will be trickier. Depending on the recipe, substitutes could be yogurt or spices (mango powder/ pomegranate powder). Do you have a particular recipe in mind?

TwoKidsStillStanding Sat 04-Apr-20 10:26:46

There’s a Nigel Slater chicken curry recipe in the 30 minute cook, which has no tomato in - the sauce is a mixture of yogurt and double cream (and chicken stock). It’s a bit like korma or butter chicken.

I found a link here:

midlifecrash Sat 04-Apr-20 18:11:42

Amchoor (green mango powder) or lime or lemon juice can replace tartness from tomato. For liquid I would just use water. Dhal is nice and thick if you use half yellow split peas (soak overnight) and half red lentils

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