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Sarkkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal

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Sarkkarai Pongal - this is a quick and easy dish for prasadam. And this Sarkkarai Pongal has also been an absolute favourite prasadam for many of us. The taste of this Sarkkarai Pongal, depend on the quality of the jaggery we use. I usually prefer pagu vellam for pongal and payasam dishes. The colour and taste of this jaggery vary from place to place. Some jaggery are dark brown while others are yellow or orange coloured jaggery. In this recipe, I have used the dark brown jaggery and it tastes so good. My husband bought me this dark brown jaggery (Kottayam Vellam) from Nanguneri. Now let's see some important tips for perfect Sarkkarai Pongal.


Tomato Onion Thokku - Side dish for idli, dosa, pongal and chapathi



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




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Tomato Onion Thokku Recipe



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The simplest and tastiest side dish which can be prepared within 20 minutes is Tomato onion thokku.

Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Category : side dish
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan


Ingredients
  •     2 onions
  •     5 big red ripe tomatoes
  •     1 or 2 green chilly
  •     2 tsp red chilly powder
  •     1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  •     1/2 tsp fenugreek
  •     1/2 tsp mustard
  •     1/2 tsp urid dal
  •     1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  •     few curry leaves
  •     3 tbsp oil
  •     salt 
Cooking Directions 
  1. Dice the onions. Slice the tomatoes. Chop the green chillies. Add the diced onions in your mixer jar and pulse it for 3 to 5 times. Then remove the paste from the jar. Then add the sliced tomatoes in the same jar and pulse it for 2 times and then grind it. Don't want to add any water. 
  2. Heat oil in a thick broad kadai and add the fenugreek. When it turns brown add the mustard and urid dal. When they turn golden brown, add the ground onion paste and green chilly. Stir it continuously for 3 minutes. The onion paste will absorb the oil and it gets thick.
  3. Then add the tomato paste,mix them evenly and add the required salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder and curry leaves to it. Cook them in medium flame for 7 to 10 minutes or till the tomatoes are softened, while stirring occasionally. 
  4. When all the water evaporates and it gets slightly thick, add the asafoetida powder to it. Cook till the oil floats on the top of the thokku and remove from flame.   

Tomato Onion Thokku with step by step photos


 Dice the onions. Slice the tomatoes. Chop the green chillies.

Add the diced onions in your mixer jar and pulse it for 3 to 5 times. Then remove the paste from the jar. Then add the sliced tomatoes in the same jar and pulse it for 2 times and then grind it. Don't want to add any water.


Heat oil in a thick broad kadai and add the fenugreek. When it turns brown add the mustard and urid dal. When they turn golden brown, add the ground onion paste and green chilly. Stir it continuously for 3 minutes. The onion paste will absorb the oil and it gets thick.


Then add the tomato paste,mix them evenly and add the required salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder and curry leaves to it. Cook them in medium flame for 7 to 10 minutes or till the tomatoes are softened, while stirring occasionally.


When all the water evaporates and it gets slightly thick, add the asafoetida powder to it. Cook till the oil floats on the top of the thokku and remove from flame.




Notes

You can adjust the hotness of it by adding more chilly 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.

Click here to view the recipe in Tamil தக்காளி வெங்காயம் தொக்கு தமிழில்

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