Saturday, March 28, 2009

Thakkali Thokku

Tomato thokku is a delicious side dish. Indians will love to have a spicy lick with any meal. :).If you have 1 hour to make this, the thokku will come in handy on many occasions. Its a all purpose curry which can be used as a spread, a side dish and a gravy that can be mixed with rice .Every one can make this & its easy to make and can be stored.


Tomatoes 2lb
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Chili powder 2tbs
Tamarind Pulp 3tbs
Asafoetida powder 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Oil 12 tbs
Mustard 2 tsp


->Wash the tomatoes and drain well

->Chop the tomatoes into fine pieces or blend them.

->Soak tamarind in water and extract the pulp.

->Dry roast the fenugreek seeds and crush it into powder.

->In a non-stick pot pan heat 6tbs of oil and splutter mustard seeds.

->Now add Asafoetida powder and tomatoes.

->Close and cook in low flame.

->Add tamarind when tomatoes are mushy.

->Add turmeric, chili powder and salt.

->Add fenugreek powder and remaining oil after the oil separates from tomato take it off the stove.

->Let it cool thoroughly.

This thokku is delicious with idly, dosa and also with rice.

Transfer the thokku to an air tight container and can be stored in refrigerator for almost month, and can be stored on shelve for 2 to 3 days.

You can also add garlic, green chili or use your imagination, any thing that blends with it will turn out yummy.

This recipe is an entry to
Meals on Wheels event hosted by Lakshmi


Priya Sriram

Sangeetha, what an innovative way to take this picture! Really liked the angle and the lightings :) :)

Btw, thokku is a little diff. from how we make it, looks awesome! :)

Shama Nagarajan

nice recipe..yummy

Deepa Hari

Lovely thokku the color...we also make a similar thokku...Liked ur crispy banana too.


Thank you shama and deepa for your lovely comment

Thank u priya for the encouraging comment.

Akal's Saappadu

lovely color ; i'd love it with idli , yummm!

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