Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku

November 18, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondiments  2 comments

Tomato thokku or Thakkali thokku is a simple side dish that goes with chapathi, poori, idli, dosa and the list goes on…. It’s my favorite since child hood. This thokku along with poori would be the default menu that I would ask Amma to make on my birthday. I normally like to make this and store it, but we all love it so much that it gets finished in 2-3 days.

Now to the recipe…

 

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Ingredients:

  • Tomato – 6 nos
  • Onion – 2 or 3
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 5 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Tamarind Paste – 1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Chop tomatoes & onions and keep it ready. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard. Once the mustard pops add curry leaves, asafoetida followed by chopped onions and saute till they are transparent.

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  • Add chopped tomatoes. Add salt & chilli powder and mix. Cook in medium flame stirring in intervals.

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  • When the tomatoes have reduced to half of the amount add tamarind paste and mix. Cook in low-medium flame until oil oozes out. Finally add powdered jaggery and mix.

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Delicious tomato thokku is ready.

 

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Tips:

  1. I have used onions because I made a small batch of thokku. If u are making in bulk or want to store, u can skip onions.
  2. U can use sambar powder instead of chilli powder.
  3. Use red and ripe tomatoes.

Sending this recipe to Gayathri’s Walk through Memory Lane event!!!

WTML 2014

2 comments to Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku

  • roshan  says:

    Wonderful recipes

  • gayathri  says:

    Yummy thokku. Love the color.

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