Friday, May 25, 2012

Tomato Thokku


Ingredients :

Tomatoes - 10 nos (medium size)

Red chillies - 4 nos

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Mustard seeds - ½ tsp

Urad Dal - ½ tsp

Channa  Dal - ½ tsp

Asafoetida a pinch

Curry leaves a few

Gingelly oil  as you need

Salt to taste

Method :

                        Grind tomatoes and red chillies to a fine paste 

                                        without adding water.

                          In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat gingelly oil, 

                                      add mustard seeds and            

                                           allow it to splutter.

                     Now add urad dal, Channa  dal, asafoetida

                                       turmeric powder and 

                          curry leaves and fry till golden brown.

                      Add the ground paste and salt as per your taste

                         Give continuous Stir,   so that the thokku  

                                     doesn't stick in  the pan.

         When oil seperates at the sides of the pan switch off the fire.
                            This can be used as a side dish for 

                           idli, dosa, chappati, poori , curd rice 

                         and can also be mixed with cooked rice.


  1. perfect side-dish for poori...

    1. Hi PT,

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  2. This is a saver! Make it in bulk, and every time it comes very handy!

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