Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tomato (Thakkali) Thokku

Tomato thokku is such a versatile recipe. It's like a one stop , multi purpose dish :) Goes well with everything, today we had it with ragi dosai.

Number of servings - 3-4
Tomato - 5
Red chillies (for the color, I added less spicy chilli) - 3
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder
Garlic - 7 pods
Gingely oil

To Temper:
Mustard seeds

  • Blend Tomato, turmeric powder, chilli powder, chilli to a paste
  • In a wok pour the blended tomato paste and let it cook until the raw smell parts and reduces to about half the amount
  • In a tempering vessel, add gingely oil and add items to temper and crushed garlic pods and add it to the tomato
  • Add and adjust salt and let it cook well until it comes off like a thokku (does not stick to the sides of the vessel)


  1. looks so yummy, luv the color!

  2. Thank you R! The chilli that gives color- I got it from Singapore. It gives off so much color and very less kaaram.


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