Tomato Thokku – Tomato Pickle

November 30, 2014 CondimentsNO Onion NO GarlicPickles  9 comments

The word tomato thokku/tomato pickle makes me drool!! Slurp!! Its such a multi-purpose side dish that I can have this tomato pickle with almost anything and everything!!. I have already posted a tomato thokku recipe earlier. This one is my cousin’s version, yet another hit in our house.. If u r looking for a No onion No garlic recipe, this is the one for u!!

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


  • Ripe Tomatoes – 10 to 12
  • Gingely oil – 4 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed

To dry roast & grind

  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek – 1/2 tsp



  • Heat a pan and dry roast mustard seeds until they splutter. Keep this aside. In the same pan dry roast fenugreek seeds until u get a nice aroma. Do not burn them. Let it to cool and grind it into a coarse powder. 

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  • Wash and chop the tomatoes roughly. Blend them in a mixer into a puree. Keep this ready. Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard seeds.Once the mustard splutters add asafoetida.

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  • To this add the tomato puree and mix well. Add required salt and chilli powder, mix and cook it covered in medium flame as it will splutter. U can see that the tomato puree will loose all its water and oil will start oozing in the sides (approx 20 to 25 mins). Now add the mustard and fenugreek powder and mix. Cook for another minute and switch off the flame.

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Tomato Pickle / Tomato Thokku is ready.

Once it cools, store in an air tight container and refrigerate.



  1. Use a clean, dry spoon to handle the tomato pickle.
  2. Use red,ripe tomatoes to make the tomato thokku.
  3. Gingely oil has a unique flavour, so do not skip it.
  4. This stores well for a month when refrigerated. But am sure it will be finished in just 3-4 days, just like mine 🙂

9 comments to Tomato Thokku – Tomato Pickle

  • veena  says:

    Perfect side for idli or curd rice.. So tempting color

  • Hema  says:

    Simply loving this, can have two extra idlis with this thokku..

  • preeti  says:

    Yummy….would love to have this with simple dal chawal too….Thanks for sharing ☺

  • Suja  says:

    yummy thokku and attractive colour!!!!

  • Jeena  says:

    Looks Delicious and wanting to have it now:) Nice pics too..

  • Kanak Hagjer  says:

    Looks really good! Great to discover another variation of tomato pickle here.

  • Beulah Arun  says:

    Looks so tempting! Curd rice with this is my favorite combo!

  • sudha  says:

    A new & delicious pickle…………love to try.

  • Sindhiya  says:

    OMG!!just look at that colour…it looks so delicious!

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