Tomato Thokku

Serves 2


Tomatoes (thakaali) – 5 (grinded or finely chopped)

Chilli powder or Sambhar powder – 1 ½ tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp

Urid dhal – 1 tbsp

Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp

Asafoetida – pinch

Curry leaves (optional) – 5 – 6

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Coriander – for garnishing

Preparation of Thokku:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  2. After it crackles, add urid dhal, jeera, curry leaves, asafoetida and fry lightly.
  3. Now add the chopped or grinded tomatoes with some little water to cook.
  4. Add chilli or sambhar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  5. Cook it for 10 – 15 mins in a medium flame.
  6. When it starts to thickens, lower the flame. Stir it occasionally and cook till it becomes a thick paste. Remove from flame and garnish with coriander.

Additional Info:

You can add some tomato puree (3-4 tbsp) just for some added taste.

You can have this with Dosai, Idly, adai. You can even mix this with plain rice and enjoy the tomato rice.


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