Tomato Thokku

Tomato thokku for rice or dosa is one for the popular everyday side dish recipe of South India. Which made with just a few ingredients including tomato, chili powder. A simple, basic but tasty side dish perfect for rice, dosa, roti.


Tomato - 2.5 kg
Mustard seed, Urad dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Oil for seasoning and separate 100 ml.
Garlic pods - 12


Wash and boil tomato's until the skin get loosen and come out.
Once tomato cooked, cool down and peel off the skin completely.
Now make the puree from peeled tomato's.

Heat 4 tsp of oil in a pan. Once oil hot add mustard urad dal.
When mustard starts splutter, add chopped garlic pods, Asafoetida and fry it.
Once garlic pods turned into brown, add tomato puree and mix it.
Cook for 2 minutes.  Add red chilli powder.
Now keep the flame in low and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add 100 ml of oil and keep stir.
We need to cook until the thokku becomes thick and changes color into red. Keep stir often also be caution as it will splutter.
After 30 minutes, tasty thokku will be ready.
Cool down and store in a bottle.
You can use this for 2 weeks.
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