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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tomato Thokku - side dish for Idli, Dosa and Rotis

This recipe is often served as a side dish for idli, dosa and chappathi. This is also called as thakkali thokku, tomato pickle and it is a famous delicacy from south indian cuisine. This is such a gloriously simple, easy to make recipe, need very few ingredients, a travel food, best part -can be prepared in bulk and stored in refrigerator. This can be kept for two days without refrigeration and more than two weeks under refrigeration. We all love this with dosa and I make this thakkali thokku more often. Whenever tomatoes are cheaper in the market, i used to buy lots of it and make this thokku and store in the refrigerator. It has got a very beautiful colour that makes everyone tempt to eat.
Tomato Thokku

Ingredients
  • 7 nos of Tomatoes, medium sized, well riped
  • 1 tsp of Red Chilly powder
  • less than 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp of Sunflower Oil

Tomato thokku

Method
  • Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and keep.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan/kadai/ wok, when hot add fenugreek seeds and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and salt together and mix well.
  • Cover and cook the tomatoes in medium flame say about 5 to 8 minutes, between stir twice and add chilly powder to it. At this stage water is released from tomatoes, enough for them to cook.
  • When  the mixture becomes soft and all the water evaporates, keep the flame to low and stir continuously till it becomes very thick and oil oozes out. This will take about 3 Min's.
  • Serve it with idli, dosa, rice, rotis.
    Cooking Time : 205 to 30 Min's
    Serves 2
    Note:  If you r using fully ripened tomatoes it will take less time to cook, otherwise it quite take more time to cook.

20 comments:

Lubna Karim said...

One of the simple side to go for.....loved the pics....

Vimitha Anand said...

My favorite side dish for chapathis or dosas

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

my favorite one, extra idli/dosa ll go to my tummy if its present...
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Chitra said...

Lovely pics.. This is my fav :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

a perfect company for dosa..First click is really good. Liked the spoon :-)

Devi said...

Looks lip smacking!!..

Hema said...

Love this thokku, I make it the same way..

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious thokku.. Nice clicks..

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nisha said...

A very nice chutney for dosa

Mélange said...

A very yummy post Valarmathi.The click is super delightful too.

Jayasri Ravi said...

perfect side dish, love the wonderful clicks

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

beautiful pictures.An easy recipe too. Thanks for sharing.

Kavitha said...

spicy and delicious side dish for hot idli's or dosa :)

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Prathima Rao said...

Simplest & one of the most tasty version!!!
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy yjokku perfect with curd rice and even dosas

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Priya said...

Fingerlicking thokku, love that spoon..

Spice up the Curry said...

looks very very delicious

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