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Tomato Khajura Khata Preparation Method

What is it?

Tomato Khata (Sweet Tomato Curry) is a sweetened vegetable curry with made with Tomato and grated coconut and date palm.


  • 250 gm tomato (tamatar)
  • 100 gm date palm (khajuri)
  • 2 tablespoon freshly grated coconut (nadia kora)
  • ½ inch ginger (adaa)
  • 2 dry red chillies (sukhila lanka)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (haladi gunda)
  • 50 gm sugar (chini)
  • 1 tablespoon refined oil
  • salt to taste (luna)


Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.  Crush the ginger. Heat oil in a frying pan/kadhai. When the oil is considerably hot, sauté the khajuri. Then transfer the khajuri to a plate. Put red chillies to the hot oil in the frying pan. Add the crushed ginger and turmeric powder to it. Fry it for some time. Subsequently add the chopped tomatoes and salt to it. Stir it and then cover the pan with a lid for some time. Keep stirring until the tomatoes make a thick paste. Then add ½ cup water to it and leave the mixture to boil.  Now add fried khajuri, grated coconut and leave it to boil on a medium flame for about 5 minutes. Make sure the lid of the pan is closed before boiling.  Then add sugar and continue boiling for another 5 minutes. Tomato khajuri khata is ready to served. You may garnish it with coriander leaves (dhaniya patra).

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