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May 1, 2018

Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku is tangy spicy made from ripe tomatoes. You can store it for a week. Enjoy it with breads, chapatis or parathas. 

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4-5 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp methi seeds / fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • ½ tsp jaggery / gud
  • 2 tsp Red chili pwd or sarin pudi
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds 
  • 2 dried red chilis
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ tsp hing / asafoetida
Method- In a kadai, heat oil and add the mustard and menthya or fenugreek seeds and roast well. Do not burn. Grind it into powder. Next in the kadai, heat oil add chopped tomatoes,fry for 2-3 mins.Next add the tamarind, turmeric and keep stirring. Add water and let it cook on low flame till the tomatoes become very soft and water evaporates. Mash it well,add the roasted powder, jaggery,chili powder and salt and mix well. Prepare seasoning ,heat oil add the mustard seeds, hing,curry leaves, once it is done add it to the thokku.You can now enjoy it with dosa, chapati , idli or bread. Store it in airtight container.

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