Tomato Thokku | How to make Tomato Thokku

By Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan  |  16th Jan 2017  |  
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About Tomato Thokku Recipe

An interestingly unique side dish for any breads and rice. You can also use this thokku as a base to prepare tomato rice, tomato poha upma or tomato idiyappam. Enjoy this spicy, tangy and tasty thokku.

Tomato Thokku is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Tomato Thokku by Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Tomato Thokku at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Tomato Thokku takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Tomato Thokku is a good option for you. The flavour of Tomato Thokku is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Tomato Thokku on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Tomato Thokku recipe on the page below.

Tomato Thokku

Ingredients to make Tomato Thokku

  • 1/2 kg red ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp thick tamarind extract
  • 1/2 tbsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetdia powder
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek
  • 1 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urid dal
  • 5 tbsp gingelly oil
  • salt

How to make Tomato Thokku

  1. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Dry roast the fenugreek and powder it.
  2. Take a heavy bottomed kadai and heat the oil . Now add the mustard seeds and urid dal. When it splutters add the curry leaves.
  3. Then add the chopped tomatoes.Saute them for 5 to 7 mins. The juices will be separated from the tomatoes. Now add the tamarind extract and salt.
  4. Mix them nicely and cook on low flame. After 2 mins, add the chilly powder, turmeric powder and allow the tomatoes to cook completely.
  5. Cook them until all the water gets evaporated. Finally, add the jaggery powder, asafoetdia powder and fenugreek powder. Let them cook it for a couple of minutes and transfer it in a glass bowl or glass bottle. Serve it with chapathi, curd rice and dosas.

Reviews for Tomato Thokku (3)

Shoba Bharathraj2 years ago

So... Yummy :)

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

Looks delicious

Shelly Sharma2 years ago

Looks amazing, must taste so good.

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