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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tomato Thokku recipe

Tomato thokku is one of the delicious pickle that we can make at home. I make it very often, so I can make it confidently. I have one of Vj's friend,Aman, who is a big fan of this pickle. He always ask for this pickle when he comes home.  Tastes best with curd rice,also can enjoy with stuffed parathas. Recipe source,my mom-in-law :) So obviously my hubby’s favorite!
Tomato Thokku...

Tomato thokku/ thakkali thokku recipe

Indian Pickles
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Makes: 1 cup

Ingredients


Tomatoes  5 nos.,big sized 
Red chilli powder  2 tsp 
Sambhar powder  2 tsp 
Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp 
Salt  2 & 1/4 tsp(adjust accordingly) 
Jaggery  1 small piece 

To Roast and powder

fenugreek seeds/vendhayam 1 tsp


To temper

Sesame oil 5 tblsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

Procedure:

  1. Roast fenugreek seeds in a few drops of oil till golden brown.
  2. Roasted fenugreek seeds
  3. Cool down and powder it .
  4. Powdered seeds
  5. Wash the tomatoes and chop them  finely.
  6. Chopp tomatoes
  7. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil and temper with mustard,add curry leaves and asafoetida and fry without burning.
  8. Temper
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and add all the powders and salt.
  10. Add redhilli,turmeric,sambar powders and salt
  11. Mix well and reduce the flame to medium low.
  12. Cook in low flame
  13. Cook for 5-8 minutes , stirring in between to avoid burning.
  14. Add the jaggery and powdered fenugreek seeds powder and mix well.
  15. Add jaggery and fenugreek powder
  16. After few minutes(1-2 minutes),at a stage,oil starts oozing out.
    Final
  17. Switch off the stove and cool down.

Notes:

  • I roasted fenugreek seeds in bulk and powdered in mixer..I have stored the rest of the powder in a air tight container for future use.can be added to pickles or tamarind rice or Vatral kuzhambu/puli kuzhambu..etc..
  • If you don’t need,then you can just roast the needed and powder it using a mortar pestle,it gets powdered easily.
  • My  mom in law fries red chillies and powders along with this fenugreek seeds and adds this powder at the end stage.
  • Use always clean,dry spoon.

Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate. Can be used for a month if handled properly.

Tomato Thokku...in container

I enjoyed today with curd rice :)
    With curd rice

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74 comments:

  1. LOL Recipe source my MIL so Hubby's Favourite. the thokku looks awesome. My Maa makes it a lot with the tomatoes from her garden. will give this recipe to her as its a bit different and very colourful.

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  2. Yummy recipe...Looks wounderfull...

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  3. Tomato Thokku looks rich in color
    Delicious and spicy :-)

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  4. I've tried the same from chitramma's kitchen long time back.will make this again..nice click as always :)

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  5. wow raks what a beautiful colour, your pics are so tempting and seems really good...

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  6. Pretty Pretty pics as always!..My anna loves this and I make a large quantity of thakkali thokku whenever I vist him..He would love the addition of jaggery(the sweetness)..will try your method next for sure!! :)

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  7. Tempting thokku! Beautiful color and mouthwatering...

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  8. very colorful... all the pix are wonderful but the one on curd rice is sooo good! wish I could have some now!

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  9. I was searching for a perfect thokku recipe past a week. Thanks so very much for posting. In the US getting the right pickle can be so difficult, but now I can make it at home. awesome pics too!

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  10. Wow tempting color...sure a yum combo for curd rice. Luved the last click Raji!

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  11. May i ask you a favour, parcel me that bottle pretty please. Super super yumm.

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  12. Gorgeous pickle/Thokku Raks!Love the color, must taste great with rice and ghee since it already has sambhar pd. Must try! :)

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  13. Lovely color, looks inviting & yummy..

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  14. Oh man! I am just drooling over that bottle.

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  15. Thakkali thokku with thayir sadam is heaven, so good with idlis too. Color looks so bright, is the jar up for grabs :)

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  16. Yummy thokku.. Looks so vibrant and tempting. As ever super good clicks buddy.. :)

    BTW can you tell me what camera you are using??? I am planning to buy one now..

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  17. My all time fav.. yummy and delicious..

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  18. Tempting....I use roasted jeera & methi powder....

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  19. oh wow my fav one ....looks too tempting. And I love this accompaniment with all dishes. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmy.. seeing the curd rice with thokku making me very very hungry.

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  20. Tomato thokku looks so delicious and colourful!!

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  21. Very colourful recipe n amazing pics....loved the colour...

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  22. I love the pics Raks... This is a much simpler recipe than what I use. Am planning to give this a shot the next time I want thokku.

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  23. thokku looks super tasty Raks...I too made a similar version of this recently...it tastes so good with curd rice :)

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  24. The thokku looks so yummy with the curd rice..wonderful click

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  25. Love the colur of the thokku,the thokku with the curd rice picture is really tempting.great clicks.

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  26. I love your step by step pics, they make your dish even more tempting! The thoku looks so delicious:)

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  27. looks so tempting with the curd rice..yumm..

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  28. thokku looks absolutely delicious. loved the last pic,especially with curd rice.yummy combo

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  29. perfect presentation:)

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  30. i never know they add these powders to tomato thokku...luks yum with oozing milky curd rice(am i correct?)..perfect pics..

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  31. Its has been ages i had this delicious thokku, its my fav..Very catchy thokku..

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  32. that seems easy enough for even me to make :)

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  33. ஆஹா தக்காளி தொக்கு சப்பு கொட்ட வைக்கிறது.
    . sssssssssssssss

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  34. Never tried this..grandma used to make but never learnt from her...I feel like trying it right now after seeing your tempting recipe and the beautiful pictures...

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  35. The chutney looks awesome ,nice click too.

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  36. it looks absolutely delicious... Reminds me of the thokku that my Amma makes... very similar in color and texture... but I guess she adds ginger... we used to have this for dosa and idli too...

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  37. Thokku with curd rice looks yumm Raks..

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  38. My favourite and looks fantastic

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  39. looks soooo tempting. Lovely thokku.

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  40. OMG look at that gorgeous color of thokku!!! Your step by step pics are really awesome!

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  41. wow!!! wow..
    Thokku looks fabulous and yummy....love the deep red color..

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  42. Oh WoooW!!!!lovely color...perfect with curd rice....

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  43. U make me drool :) Looks so perfect cannot wait summer crop!

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  44. Delicious looking Thokku... And wonderful pics there...

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  45. I love the color, and also the little container ;)

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  46. thayir saadam with tomato thokku, Mouth-watering!!!!!! My Amma makes tasty tomato thokku, whole house will be aromatic with the thokku cooking on the stove.

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  47. My roomie from Chennai used to prepare this and I used to love this !

    Btw you can also send this as an entry to the current fenugreek seed event.

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  48. Hi. Love the thokku, and fallen in love with the colour. Can u parcel some pls. :)

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  49. good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

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  50. SLurrppp.... Lovely clicks Raji.. Athuvum antha thayir sadham with thokku apdiye vaa vaa nu koopdra mathiriye iruku ;)
    I am gonna try it soon!

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  51. Never tried this recipe.but these pictures are really inviting.So going to try soon.

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  52. My sister makes yummy tomato thokku and after that am seeing the same yummy taste in your recipe and pic. Very very nice pics. It looks absolute delicious.

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  53. first picture is tempting me to prepare them now. I will prepare tomato thokku as soon as some of the pickles in my kitchen gets over :D

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  54. such a tempting recipe!, I am going to try it out today itself :)Thxx

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  55. Lovely color and my favorite thokku.

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  56. This looks fiery hot and good.

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  57. WOW, love that luscious red color,thokku sounds nice and spicy :D

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  58. Hey I will try this recipe as soon as possible ...hey lovely My hubands Fav! too!Thanks for sharing!

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  59. Raks dont know how I missed this post :( it's just so good!I have a few tomatoes that look quite bored on the kitchen counter...I know how to fix those bored beauties :)
    Thanks

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  60. Thanks for a great recipe. I tried it yday and it tastes so good. Planning to take it with us on a camping trip ...to spice up the outdoors!

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  61. Thanks Ruchira for the feedback :) So sweet of you :)

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  62. I have never thought of making pickles at home as i had an impression that it is a tiring job... To my surprise i found this thokku so interesting and easy to make... I tried it yesterday and it came out very well... It tasted awesome and my hubby liked it a lot... would like to try your mango thokku & ginger garlic paste also... Thanks for having made cooking easier :-)

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  63. hi Raks
    i never thought of making pickles.....at home...used to buy from super market.......after seeing ur recipe........iam going to make it for sure....thokku is best with curd rice.is it necessary to add more chilles in thokku...or we can adjust according to our taste.

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  64. Thanks Divya :)
    Renu, just add enough chilies to balance the 'pulippu'/ tanginess taste. If you add less then it will be more tangy and if you add more,it will be more spicy. So make your choice!

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  65. Hi Raks
    i made tomato thokku....i liked it very much.....thanks.....

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  66. Hello there!

    One of my fondest memories of childhood is amma's thakkali thokku. While it was being made in the ilupachatti, I remember sneaking in to take some in a spoon and savoring it slowly :D When I was living in hostel too she used to send this though anybody who was flying to Singapore :)

    Now that am married, I am getting more comfortable in the kitchen. I made this as a side dish for pongal and idli for a bunch of friends who came over. It was a super duper hit. My husband has been emptying the thokku at an amazing speed too :D He is begging me to make more. and he was amazed when I told him it has vellam in it! Thanks for the recipe!! I would never had dared to try this but for your simple instructions,colorful pictures!

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  67. Thank you Thamarai for your wonderful words :)

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  68. Hi.. Nice post. Very useful too... Please let me know how to reduce bitterness in this thokku... I have added the fenugreek powder a bit excess...

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  69. You can try keeping it for 2-3 days an may be the tastes incorporates and bitterness reduces. Or else, try adding more red chilli powder, bit of jaggery,and little salt.

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  70. wow, just what I was looking for... hubby and I are big big fans of Tomato Tokku. I am from Chennai and we get it from Grand Sweets whenever we go visit Chennai and now, I got this awesome and easy recipe from u... will def try this out, if possible this weekend itself!!! :) thanks Raks, will let you know how it turns out.

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  71. Yes!! I made it today... and its absolutely delicious! :) Have posted it in my page with a link to you blog.

    http://nansyumyums.blogspot.in/2012/07/tomato-thokku-tomato-pickle.html

    Thanks Raks! :)

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  72. Awesome recipe,I tried so many times its turns out very tasty

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  73. I tried so many times,it turns out tasty.fantastic recipe

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