Hyderabadi Marriage Style Tomato Salan

Hyderabadi Marriage Style Tomato Salan

This rich and tangy Tomato Salan is a popular Hyderabadi dish that adds a burst of flavor to your meals. Its spicy and tangy taste makes it a perfect accompaniment to rice or Indian breads. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Hyderabadi cuisine with this delightful recipe! Here's a recipe for Hyderabadi Marriage Style Tomato Salan:


  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon jaggery or sugar
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai over medium heat.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add the finely chopped onion and green chilies. Saute until the onions turn golden brown.
  4. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
  6. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes to blend the spices.
  7. Add the tamarind pulp and jaggery or sugar. Stir well to combine.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the salan simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld together and the tomatoes are completely cooked.
  9. Check the consistency of the salan. If it is too thick, you can add a little water to adjust the consistency.
  10. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  11. Remove the pan from heat and garnish the Tomato Salan with fresh coriander leaves.
  12. Serve the Hyderabadi Marriage Style Tomato Salan hot with biryani, pulao, roti, or naan. It also pairs well with steamed rice.

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