Tomato Thokku

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.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 200 g
  • 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 asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek
  • 1 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • 5 tbsp gingelly oil
Cooking Directions
  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.
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