Monday, May 08, 2006

Thakkali Thokku (Tomato Thokku)

Thakkali Thokku:

A pickle made with Juicy Tomatoes..

Ingredients Needed:
1. Ripe Tomato - 1 kg.
2. Salt - to taste
3. Garlic Pods - 4 to 5 ( Optional)
4. Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
5. Curry Leaves - One string
6. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
7. Fenugreek Powder - 1 tsp
8. Oil (prefer Gingely Oil) 50 ml.
9. Hing
10. Turmeric Powder
11. Tamarind - Small gooseberry size.
12. Dry Red Chillis - 3 (broken into pieces.)

1. Blend ripe Tomato (discard green portion, if any), Tamarind, Salt.
2. Strain to remove seeds and skins of Tomatoes.
3. In strained Juice, add Chilli powder, Hing, Turmeric powder and check for salt.
4.. Heat oil in a Kadai, season with Mustard seeds, Curry leaves and Dry Red Chillies.
5. Fry Garlic for a minute and pour Tomato juice and mix well.
6. Cook until it turns thick and Oil floats on top.
7. Add Fenugreek powder, mix well and switch off.
8. Cool it and store in a Clean, Dry container.

* Notes *
=> Dry roast Fenugreek seeds till nice smell comes, Cool it and Powder it.
=> Thakkali Thokku is Best to go with Idli, Chappathi, Dosa, Rice and even as a Bread spread.
=> Can last for 10 or more Days, if refrigerated.


Vineela said...

I want this tokku.
Try to do this after sometime.Amma has given me this when i was coming here.So,i will try it once its over.

Anonymous said...

Made it today though in smaller proportion and it came out really tasty. i had a air tight container ready to store the tokku but nothing was left after breakfast for me to store... :)
thank you so much, it is a wonderful recipe.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vineela and Santhi,
Thanx a lot.
Hi Preethi,
Glad that everybody enjoyed.