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.
thakkali thokku recipetomato 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 a 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 chutney, can 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 the 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.

tomato thokku recipe

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 using 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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thakkali thokku recipe
tomato thokku recipe | thakkali thokku recipe | spicy tomato pickle recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

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

Course: pickle
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 6 large tomato chopped
  • small ball sized tamarind
  • 1 tsp jaggery / gud
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp salt
for tempering:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
Instructions
  1. firstly, saute 6 large tomatoes in 3 tbsp oil.
  2. also add a small ball sized tamarind, 1 tsp jaggery and mix well.
  3. cover and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or till the tomatoes turn mushy.
  4. mash the tomatoes slightly making sure it is cooked completely.
  5. further, add the roasted and powdered methi and mustard seeds, ½ tsp turmeirc, 1 tbsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.
  6. mix well making sure the spices are combined well and oil separates.
  7. in a small kadai, heat 2 tsp oil for tempering.
  8. further, add ¾ tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp hing and few curry leaves.
  9. allow to splutter and pour the tempering onto the prepared tomato thokku.
  10. 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.

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

  1. firstly, in a large thick bottomed kadai heat 3 tbsp oil. adding oil prevents tomatoes from burning and gives a nice taste to thokku. so be generous while adding oil.
    spicy tomato pickle recipe
  2. further, add 6 chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute. 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.
    spicy tomato pickle recipe
  3. also add a small ball sized tamarind, 1 tsp jaggery and mix well.
    spicy tomato pickle recipe
  4. cover and cook for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes turn mushy.
    thakkali thokku recipe
  5. stir occasionally, to prevent tomatoes from burning.
    thakkali thokku recipe
  6. again cover and simmer for 5 more minutes or till the water evaporates from tomatoes.
    thakkali thokku recipe
  7. mash the tomatoes slightly making sure it is cooked completely.
    spicy tomato pickle recipe
  8. also, observe the oil starts to separates from the tomato. indicating the tomatoes are cooked completely.
    thakkali thokku recipe
  9. meanwhile, heat a pan and add a tsp of mustard seeds and a tsp of methi. this helps to give a rich flavour to tomato pickle.
    spicy tomato pickle recipe
  10. dry roast on medium flame till the mustard seeds start to splutter.
    spicy tomato pickle recipe
  11. later, powder them into a fine powder.
    thakkali thokku recipe
  12. further, add the roasted and powdered methi and mustard seeds into prepared tomato thokku.
    thakkali thokku recipe
  13. also add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.
    tomato thokku recipe
  14. mix well making sure the spices are combined well and oil separates.
    tomato thokku recipe
  15. in a small kadai, heat 2 tsp oil for tempering.
    tomato thokku recipe
  16. further, add ¾ tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp hing and few curry leaves.
    tomato thokku recipe
  17. allow to splutter and pour the tempering onto the prepared tomato thokku.
    tomato thokku recipe
  18. finally, mix well and tomato thokku / tomato pickle is ready to serve with rice, idli or dosa. or store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
    tomato thokku recipe

notes:

  • firstly, tomato thokku taste great when the right amount of oil, chilli powder and salt is added. be generous as the sourness of tomato will balance.
  • furthermore, if preparing in large quantity, it takes a 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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31 COMMENTS

  1. Hi can we store this for a month? If so should anything else be added or removed in order for a longer storage time.

  2. hahaha i am soo glad to thank you guys i just tried your recipes in the kitchen in my cookery college in new zealand and i passed the all assesment and when we made it it comes with really good result and taste as well.

  3. Tried this recipe today, it turned out to be really tasty. The recipe seemed to be really simple but the result was just WOW!!!!!. Thank u so much.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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