tomato Thokku recipe,how to make thakkali thokku
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Andra Style spicy tomato pickle. Made of Ripen tomatoes, flavour of methi seed powder and sambar powder.
Recipe type: Pickle
Cuisine: Andra
Serves: 4
  • 5 tomatoes (ripen)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • A pinch hing
  • 1 tsp methi seeds or powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ⅓ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbps chilly powder
  • 1 tsp sugar or jaggery
  • ⅓ cup tamarind extract
  • salt as needed
  1. Dry roast the mustard seeds carefully, keep in low flame and roast it. It should not turn black or dark brown.Once it turns golden brown remove it and let it cool for sometime. Then powder it.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add curry leaves and dry roasted fenugreek powder.
  3. Now add the chopped tomatoes(you can grind the tomatoes and then add) and fry it. Cover and cook for a while so that the tomatoes turns mushy.
  4. Once the tomatoes becomes soft add in the salt,chilly powder and turmeric powder. Add thick extract of tamarind and stir the mixture occasionally so that the thokku doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the pan and also to make sure it is not burnt.
  5. Cook the thokku till the oil starts oozing out from the mixture and there is absolutely no juice. Usually it takes about 30 minutes for the complete tomato water to evaporate.
  6. Finally add grated Sugar or jaggery and let the thokku cook for another couple of more minutes and remove from flame. tomato thokku is ready to serve,let it cool down for sometime.Change it to a air-tight container and store it in refrigerator . Tomato Thokku goes well with Dosa, Chapati, Curd Rice and also even with hot steaming rice.
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