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Tomato Pickle / Thokku

May-14-2017
Anjali Suresh
15 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Tomato Pickle / Thokku RECIPE

A spicy & tangy tomato pickle that is good accompaniment with dosa, rice etc.

Recipe Tags

  • Pickling
  • Egg-free
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Accompaniment

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Tomato - 1 kg
  2. Mustard seeds - 2 tbs
  3. Jeera - 2 tbs
  4. Methi seeds - 11/2 tbs
  5. Dry red chilies - 15 ( adjust according to taste )
  6. Ginger - 100 gms
  7. Garlic - 100 gm
  8. Green chilli - 10
  9. Curry leaves - 20 leaves
  10. Asafoetida - 1 tsp
  11. Turmeric pwder - 1 tsp ( optional )
  12. Til oil - 2 cups
  13. White vinegar - 1 cup
  14. Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash & cut the tomatoes into small cubes.
  2. Peel & cut ginger and garlic into small pieces and coarsely grind them. Keep aside
  3. Dry roast (without oil) the mustard, methi & jeera separately till they crackle. Powder them separately and keep aside.
  4. Roast the red chilies lightly & powder them with a little white vinegar. Keep aside the rest of vinegar.
  5. Now heat til oil in a big kadhai. Put curry leaves & asafoetida powder, add cut green chilies. Put the powdered mustard, methi & jeera in it. Give a nice stir. Add coarsely ground ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the red chilly paste.Saute for 2 minutes. You can add the turmeric powder now if desired. Add chopped tomatoes. Pour the remaining vinegar, add salt and stir.
  7. Keep stirring every 5 minutes on high flame in the beginning then once the tomatoes cook, reduce the flame and allow to simmer for some time. Then again cook on high flame alternately till the gravy becomes thick and oil starts leaving the sides of the masala.
  8. Turn off the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Fill in glass bottles. (Recipe courtesy my sister in law )

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