Thakkali Thokku – Tomato Pickle Recipe

Thakkali Thokku – Tomato Thokku

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Thakkali Thokku – Tomato pickle is a simple pickle-like paste made by cooking pureed tomatoes in gingelly oil and other spice powders and is a great accompaniment for chapathi, roti, rice, dosa and even curd rice.

I used to prepare Thakkali thokku in two ways – by using chopped tomatoes (Click here to see the recipe) and by using ground tomatoes. I prefer the latter one, as it is tasty as well as easy to prepare. Thanks to my MIL for this easy version of Thakkali Thokku recipe 🙂 Over to Tomato Thokku Recipe (using ground tomato) from Home-Making-Delight..

Thakkali Thokku – Tomato Thokku Recipe

Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

Ingredients:

1) Tomatoes – 6
2) Gingelly oil – 1/4 cup
3) Sambhar powder – 1.5 tbsp (Adjust per your taste)
4) Salt – as needed
5) Curry leaves – a few
6) Turmeric powder – a few
7) Ajwain (Omam) – 1 tsp (Optional)
8) Fenugreek seeds (Vendhayam) – 1 tsp (or fenugreek powder – 1.5 tsp)
9) Cumin seeds (Jeera / Jeeragam) – 1 tsp
10) Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 2 tsp
11) Asafoetida (Hing/ Perungayam) – 2 tsp
12) Cilantro (Chopped) – 4 tbsp

Preparation Method:

  1. Grind the tomatoes into fine paste without adding any water.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  2. Heat the gingelly oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, ajwain and cumin seeds.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  3. Once they splutter, add curry leaves.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  4. Now, add the sambhar powder in the oil itself and mix well.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  5. Add the pureed tomato and mix well in medium flame.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  6. Keep the stove in simmer to medium flame and cook the tomato pickle by keeping the lid closed. Stir it once in a minute to prevent it from getting burnt and sticking to the bottom of the pan. The oil would get separated and the gravy would begin to thicken in 10 minutes (app).

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  7. Now, add turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt and mix well. Keep it in low flame for 5 minutes stirring every now and then.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  8. Now, our thakkali thokku is thickened and ready.

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

  9. Add more gingelly oil now to preserve for many days. It would enhance the taste also. Garnish with cilantro and serve your tomato pickle with chapathi or rice or anything that you favour.. 🙂

    Tomato pickle Recipe - Thakkali Thokku Recipe - HomeMakingDelight

    Tomato pickle Recipe – Thakkali Thokku Recipe – HomeMakingDelight

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