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Thakkali Thokku | Tomato Thokku

Thakkali Thokku

Whenever my family plans for a trip, my first job is to prepare this tomato pickle. This tomato thokku / tomato pickle can be used for 15 days if properly sealed. It can be taken as a side dish to dosa, chappathi. Instant Tomato Rice can be prepared by just mixing this thokku with rice.

Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                25 mins
Ready in :                   35 mins
Yields :                        10 Servings 

Sesame Oil
6 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Cumin powder
2 tsp
Curry leaves
Garlic cloves
Ripe Tomatoes
Turmeric Powder
1 tsp
Chilli Powder
5  tsp
Fenugreek powder
1 tsp
Asafoetida powder             
1/8 tsp
Half Lemon Size

  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes. Squeeze the seeds and fibre to get the tamarind juice. Filter the seeds and fibre.
  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, curry leaves.
  • When they splutter add  garlic, cumin powder, fenugreek powder and asafoedita powder. Fry till garlics are cooked. 
  • Now add chopped ripe tomatoes and fry till they turn soft and tender.
  • Add tamarind juice, Salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder.
  • Cook in medium flame till oil separates and thokku thickens.
  • Allow it to cool and store it in airtight container.
  • Note : Thokku can be kept for 15 days if properly refrigerated and sealed.

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