Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku – Onion Tomato Thokku

March 26, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsSide Dish for Idli/DosaTomato  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. I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with new pics. 🙂

If you do not want to include onions and like your thokku to be more like a pickle, check this Tomato Pickle recipe. It tastes totally different due to the addition of freshly ground spices.

Now to the recipe…


Tomato Thokku My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]

Tomato Thokku 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


Tomato Thokku My Magic Pan



  • 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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Thats it! Delicious tomato thokku is ready.

Serve with poori, chapathi or rice.


Tomato Thokku My Magic Pan



  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.
  4. Store it in a glass jar or bottle once it is cooled completely.


Tomato Thokku My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

2 comments to Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku – Onion Tomato Thokku

  • roshan  says:

    Wonderful recipes

  • gayathri  says:

    Yummy thokku. Love the color.

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