Tomato Onion Thokku | How to make Tomato Onion Thokku

By Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan  |  15th Nov 2016  |  
5 from 1 review Rate It!
  • Tomato Onion Thokku, How to make Tomato Onion Thokku
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Tomato Onion Thokku Recipe

The simplest and tastiest side dish which can be prepared within 20 minutes is Tomato thokku. It's easy to make and goes well with roti, idli, dosa and pongal. This thokku is the perfect side dish for school lunches, a quick weeknight side dish and fit for your travel foods. Try this yummy thokku and it definitely will be your family favourite.

Tomato Onion Thokku, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Tomato Onion Thokku by Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan will definitely help you in its preparation. The Tomato Onion Thokku can be prepared within 7 minutes. The time taken for cooking Tomato Onion Thokku is 13 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 3 people. The recipe details out how to make Tomato Onion Thokku step by step. The detailed explanation makes Tomato Onion Thokku so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Tomato Onion Thokku can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Tomato Onion Thokku from BetterButter.

Tomato Onion Thokku

Ingredients to make Tomato Onion Thokku

  • 2 onions
  • 5 big red ripe tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 green chillies
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • Few curry leaves
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • salt as per taste

How to make Tomato Onion Thokku

  1. Dice the onions. Then slice the tomatoes and chop the green chillies.
  2. Add in the diced onions in your mixer jar and pulse it for 3 to 5 times. Then remove the paste from the jar. Next add in the sliced tomatoes in the same jar and pulse it 2 more times, then grind it well. (No need to add any water.)
  3. Heat oil in a thick broad kadai and add in the fenugreek seeds. When it turns brown add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
  4. When they turn golden brown, add in the grounded onion paste and green chillies. Stir it continuously for 3 minutes. The onion paste will absorb the oil and get thick.
  5. Then add in the tomato paste, mix them evenly and add in the required salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder to it. Cook them in a medium flame for 7 to 10 minutes or till the tomatoes are softened, while stirring occasionally.
  6. When all the water evaporates and it gets slightly thick, add in the jaggery powder, asafoetida powder and curry leaves to it. Cook till the oil floats on the top of the thokku, then remove it from the flame.

My Tip:

You can adjust the hotness of it by adding more chilli powder. If you prefer chunky thokku then it's better to chop the onions and tomatoes finely by hand. It will taste good if you use fresh ripe and unrefrigerated tomatoes.

Reviews for Tomato Onion Thokku (1)

Shalini Dubey2 years ago

would be lovely with dosas!

Cooked it ? Share your Photo