tomato thokku recipe | thakkali thokku recipe | spicy tomato pickle recipe

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tomato thokku recipe | thakkali thokku recipe | spicy tomato pickle recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a spicy, tangy tomato based pickle which can be used as side dish for steamed rice, idli or dosa and even for roti and chapathi. it is typically prepared with ripped and juicy tomatoes, very similar to mango thokku recipe.
tomato thokkutomato thokku recipe | thakkali thokku recipe | spicy tomato pickle recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. a tangy spicy condiment which can be served as pickle. tomato thokku can be easily preserved for days as it has a long shelf life when refrigerated. perhaps, a simple and tasty pickle recipe which is quite similar to tomato-onion chutneycan be prepared easily within minutes. this version is basically a no onion no garlic tomato thokku recipe.

this recipe is shared by mother and she learnt this recipe during her stay in guntur, andhra pradesh. i have prepared exactly the way she prepares it. she used to prepare it as a side dish for rasam and rice combination. however, i prepare this and store in fridge for days. i primarily use this for dosa, idli and curd rice recipe. i even prepare with adding onion and garlic which adds nice aroma and texture to thakkali thokku recipe. however, in this recipe i have completely ignored it. but certainly i would soon share the onion and garlic version too.

thakkali thokku

besides, some key factors and variations for a perfect tomato thokku recipe. firstly, i have added a pinch of jaggery in this recipe which gives a sweet and tangy combination to this recipe. however, it can be completely ignored if you do not prefer to. secondly, i always recommend to use ripped juicy tomatoes for thakkali thokku recipe. otherwise, tamarind quantity may have to be increased accordingly for a tangy taste. lastly, to increase the spice level, rasam or sambar powder can also be added. i have not added in this recipe and i prefer my thokku to be simple.

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tomato thokku recipe | thakkali thokku recipe | spicy tomato pickle recipe
 
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easy tomato thokku recipe | thakkali thokku recipe | spicy tomato pickle recipe
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Recipe type: pickle
Cuisine: south india
Serves: 8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 5 large sized ripped tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small ball sized tamarind / emli
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp methi seeds / fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • ½ tsp jaggery / gud
  • 2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
for tempering:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • 2 dried red chilis
  • few curry leaves / kadai patta
  • ½ tsp hing / asafoetida
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large thick bottomed kadai heat oil and add chopped tomatoes.
  2. additionally add a small ball of tamarind and turmeric powder. mix well.
  3. cover and cook for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes turn mushy.
  4. stir occasionally, to prevent tomatoes from burning.
  5. again cover and simmer for 10 more minutes or till the water evaporates from tomatoes.
  6. mash the tomatoes well.
  7. meanwhile, heat a pan and add a tsp of mustard seeds and methi.
  8. dry roast and powder them into fine powder.
  9. further, add the roasted and powdered methi and mustard seeds into prepared tomato thokku.
  10. also add jaggery , jaggery, red chili powder and salt.
  11. mix well making sure the spices are blended well.
  12. in a small kadai, heat oil for tempering.
  13. further, add mustard seeds, red chilli, curry leaves and hing.
  14. allow to splutter and pour the tempering onto the prepared tomato thokku.
  15. finally, mix well and tomato thokku / tomato pickle is ready to serve with rice, idli or dosa. or store in a airtight container.


how to make tomato thokku with step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large thick bottomed kadai heat oil. adding oil prevents tomatoes from burning and gives nice taste to thokku. so be generous while adding oil.
    thakkali thokku
  2. further add chopped tomatoes. make sure to chop the tomatoes as finely as possible to fasten the cooking process and avoid from having big chunks of tomatoes in tomato thokku.
    thakkali thokku
  3. additionally add a small ball of tamarind.
    thakkali thokku
  4. also add turmeric powder and mix well.
    thakkali thokku
  5. cover and cook for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes turn mushy.
    thakkali thokku
  6. stir occasionally, to prevent tomatoes from burning.
    thakkali thokku
  7. again cover and simmer for 10 more minutes or till the water evaporates from tomatoes.
    spicy tomato chutney
  8. mash the tomatoes well making sure it is cooked completely.
    spicy tomato chutney
  9. also observe the oil starts to separates from the tomato. indicating the tomatoes are cooked completely.
    spicy tomato chutney
  10. meanwhile, heat a pan and add a tsp of mustard seeds and methi. this helps to give rich flavour to tomato pickle.
    spicy tomato chutney
  11. dry roast on medium flame till the mustard seeds start to splutter.
    tomato thokku
  12. later, powder them into fine powder.
    tomato thokku
  13. further, add the roasted and powdered methi and mustard seeds into prepared tomato thokku.
    tomato thokku
  14. also add jaggery , jaggery, red chili powder and salt.
    tomato thokku
  15. mix well making sure the spices are blended well.
    tomato thokku
  16. in a small kadai, heat oil for tempering.
    tomato thokku
  17. further, add mustard seeds, red chilli, curry leaves and hing.
    tomato thokku
  18. allow to splutter and pour the tempering onto the prepared tomato thokku.
    tomato thokku
  19. finally, mix well and tomato thokku / tomato pickle is ready to serve with rice, idli or dosa. or store in a airtight container and refrigerate.
    thakkali thokku


notes:

  • firstly, tomato thokku taste great when right amount of oil, chili powder and salt is added. be generous as the sourness of tomato will balance.
  • furthermore, if preparing in large quantity, it takes long time for tomatoes to cook.
  • most noteworthy, if you prefer the thokku to be very smooth then put in a blender before adding spices.
  • additionally, temper with garlic for more flavours and taste.
  • finally, using ripped red tomatoes to prepare tomato thokku / tomato pickle.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

15 COMMENTS

  1. I tried it and it’s come out great. I made two variations where I added tamarind paste instead of tamarind and added the salt alone when tomatos were half done.

  2. Simply awesome. Turned out so great. Your recipes are so simple to follow and the video presentation is absolutely great. Thank you so much.
    -A big fan of Hebbar’s kitchen

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