35 Tasty Tomato Recipes

Collection of 35 tomato recipes – tomato is one ingredient that I use a lot in my cooking. There are some recipes that I also make with tomatoes and have shared them here in this collection.

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Whenever buying tomatoes, use organic ones. Or grow them in your balcony, terrace or garden. I always buy organic tomatoes, onions and potatoes.

There are some ingredients that come from abroad and have become part of Indian cuisine. Tomatoes, potatoes and chilies are such ingredients that are used often in Indian homes. 

I have made this collection, so that it is easier for you to find all such tomato recipes in one place. You can also check these popular recipes collections:

Collection of 35 Tomato Recipes

1. Tomato chutney – A tangy and tasty South Indian chutney variety made with tomatoes, herbs and spices. There are many variations of making tomato chutney aka thakkali chutney. I am sharing 2 such tasty variations in this post.

tomato chutney recipe

2. Tomato rasam – easy and simple tomato rasam recipe. There is no dal/lentils used in this recipe. Also there is no tamarind added in the recipe and also you don’t need any rasam powder to make this rasam.

thakkali rasam

3. Tomato soup – This easy Tomato Soup recipe makes a creamy, rich tomato soup that’s perfect for enjoying as a hearty lunch or light dinner. Zesty fresh tomatoes and real cream create a truly comforting, velvety smooth tomato soup from scratch – in less than 30 minutes.

tomato soup recipe

4. Tomato rice – spicy South Indian tomato rice. you can have the tomato rice plain with some papads or chips or serve it with raita. Also goes well in the tiffin box.

tomato rice recipe

5.  Pizza sauce recipe – Using fresh ingredients and some basic steps, you will be able to make an awesome homemade pizza sauce for your next pizza night. 

basic tomato pizza sauce recipe

6.  Tomato bath recipe – It is a savory, tangy and flavorful rice-based dish made with a ground paste of tomatoes, coconut, spices and herbs. The addition of this ground masala paste takes this dish to another level.

tomato bath

7. Tomato sauce – homemade ketchup made with fresh ripe tomatoes, raisins and dry red chilies from scratch. the homemade ketchup sauce is full of tomato goodness. No pastiness, no sugary taste. There is tang of the tomatoes and the texture is rich with tomatoes.

tomato ketchup recipe

8. Tomato dal or tomato pappu – Andhra style tomato dal where pigeon pea lentils are cooked with tomatoes and other spices-herbs. Slightly tangy and a flavorful dal. best had with steamed rice.

tomato dal recipe, tomato pappu recipe, Andhra tomato pappu recipe

9. Tomato pulao – tangy rice pulao made with tomatoes and mixed veggies. you can also make this pulao minus the mixed veggies. This is a slightly spicy version. Do reduce the green chilies and red chili powder for a lightly spiced taste.

tomato pulao recipe

10. Tomato sambar – This is yet another delicious variation of the classic South Indian Sambar and is made with tomatoes, lentils, pearl onions, spices and herbs. A healthy vegan recipe. 

tomato sambar recipe

11. Tomato curry – spiced and mildly tangy tomato curry made with ground tomatoes, coconut and spices. The curry has coastal flavors of ground coconut and spices.

tomato curry recipe

12. Tomato shorba recipe – easy and light tomato soup spiced with Indian spices. tomato shorba is a simple as well as a quick recipe and gets done withing 20 to 25 minutes. It is minimally spiced, light and goes very well as a starter soup. You can even have this shorba accompany a Veg pulao or Jeera rice. or just have it plain in a cold weather.

tomato shorba recipe

13.  Tomato pickle – simple and easy South Indian tomato pickle recipe. you could have tomato thokku with Idli, Dosa or even just plain bread or plain boiled rice.

tomato thokku tecipe

14. Kara chutney recipe – South Indian recipe of spicy tomato chutney. This chutney is spicy as red chilies are added. You can make it less spicy if you want, by adding less chilies or using chilies which are low in heat. I have also used pearl onions in the recipe and they give a really good flavor. Instead of pearl onions, you can also use shallots or regular onions. You can serve kara chutney with Idli, Dosa or Uttapam. this chutney specifically also goes very well with Methi dosa.

kara chutney recipe

15. Tomato saar recipe – tangy soupy curry like preparation made with tomatoes, coconut and spices. you can also call it as tomato curry. This is a finger-licking tasty saar that tastes awesome with steamed rice.

16. Cream of tomato soup – delicious creamy tomato soup made without cream. The soup has a creamy, smooth consistency with a light tanginess from the tomatoes.

cream of tomato soup recipe

17.  Roasted tomato soup – easy soup recipe with roasted tomatoes. a simple & easy soup that can be had with some warm bread or baguette.

roasted tomato soup recipe

18. Tomato biryani recipe – one pot spiced South Indian style tomato biryani recipe. Unlike the regular Biryani, this tomato biryani recipe is not layered and dum cooked. The entire recipe is made in a thick bottomed pot or pan. Covered with a tight fitting lid and slow cooked. If in a hurry, you can use pressure cooker to make the same recipe.

tomato biryani recipe

19.  Tomato pachadi recipe – this Andhra style tomato chutney is tangy, sour and spicy. these three flavor profiles in this tomato chutney pairs very well with an idli or dosa or uttapam or Adai or Punugulu or Medu vada or Mysore bonda.

tomato pachadi recipe

20. Aloo tamatar sabzi – easy lightly spiced curry made with potatoes and tomatoes. No onion no garlic Navratri fasting recipe.

aloo tamatar sabzi recipe

21. Bengali tomato khejur chutney – a delicious, sweet and spiced tomato chutney made with dates having the flavors & aroma of panch phoron (Bengali 5 spice mix).

Bengali tomato chutney recipe

22. Onion tomato raita – one of the easiest raita made using onion, tomato, green chili and mint.

onion tomato raita recipe

23. Tomato upma – tangy and spicy upma made with sooji-rava (cream of wheat), tomatoes and spices.

tomato upma recipe

24. Tomato chokha recipe – a smoky relish or bharta made from fire roasted tomatoes, herbs and mustard oil. Tomato chokha is served with Litti chokha and comes from the cuisine of bihar and jharkand in India. I have also posted recipes of Aloo chokha and Baingan chokha.

tomato bharta recipe, tomato chokha

25. Tomato and cheese sandwich recipe – quick and easy grilled sandwich made with tomatoes and cheddar cheese. can be easily made in a tawa or pan. For more tasty cheese recipes you can check this Collection of 25 cheese recipes.

tomato cheese sandwich recipe

26. Instant Pot Tomato Rasam – An easy recipe to make quick rasam in the Instant Pot. No rasam powder (a special spice blend for making rasam) and tamarind are required. The recipe is vegan too.

instant tomato rasam recipe

27.  Tomato omelette – A light, crispy and protein rich Indian veg omelette made with gram flour (besan) or chickpea flour, tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices. Make this hearty and wholesome plant based omelette recipe that comes together under 30 minutes for your next breakfast or brunch.

tomato omelette recipe

28. Bruschetta recipe – simple yet flavorful recipe of tomato and basil bruschetta. bruschetta is one of my favorite starters. It not only tastes good but also pretty easy to prepare. You can make them in large quantities for parties or gatherings. This a quick as well as easy starter recipe of bruschetta.

tomato bruschetta recipe

29. Momos chutney recipe – spicy chutney for veg momos made with tomatoes, garlic and red chilies. You can serve this chutney with Veg momosApart from momos, this spicy tomato chutney also goes well with any pakora or fritters or tikkis/patties.

momos chutney recipe

30. Tomato salsa – tangy and spicy tomato salsa from the Mexican cuisine. Tomato salsa is quick to prepare. You can serve it as an appetizer or condiment along with the main course.

tomato recipes

31.  Carrot tomato soup – A vegan, nutritious, sweet and tangy soup made with plump tomatoes and fresh carrots.

carrot tomato soup recipe

32. Penne pasta – pasta in a tomato mushroom sauce base. Cheese is not added in the recipe. But you can add parmesan cheese to the tomato mushroom sauce. For more delicious mushroom recipes you can check this Collection of 33 mushroom recipes.

tomato mushroom penne pasta recipe

33.  Tomato bhaji – easy and simple sabzi made with tomatoes, jaggery, peanuts and desiccated coconut. Tangy as well as slightly sweet. Goes very well as a side dish with chapatis or phulkas.

tomato bhaji recipe

34. Tomato Uttapam – A delicious South Indian breakfast made with dosa or idli batter, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Also referred to as Onion Tomato Uttapam, these are also nutritious as well as easy to make. Gluten-free and vegan recipe too.

35.  Tomato cucumber sandwich – one of the most easiest and quick sandwich recipe to make. These sandwiches can also be packed as a tiffin snack as well as wrapped and taken while travelling.

tomato cucumber sandwich recipe

This Tomato Recipes Collection Post from the blog archives, first published in March 2016 has been republished and updated on December 2022.

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  1. Hi – I had found a Kasundi mustard relish from your web site a long time ago, but am unable to find it now. Has it been removed. Can you please repost it? It was a very good recipe. I love all your recipes. You are the bible for me if I want to find something. The recipes always work. I love your detailed and precise instructions. The kasundi recipe gave me very good results and lasted a long time in the fridge.

    1. thank you very much for this lovely feedback on the recipes. regarding the kasundi recipe, i have never ever made kasundi. so obviously, i have not shared it’s recipe on the blog. i have just tasted a kasundi based dish once and that too in a restaurant. it must have been some other blog or website that you must have seen the kasundi recipe. thanks again and i hope this helps.