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Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Both the versions have its own flavour, and can be stored in the fridge for a month. Those who like tomato pieces in the thokku can use this method. Version 1 is here.


Big tomatoes - 10
Dry red chillies - 4
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Gram dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Gingelly oil - 1 ladle


Wash and cut tomatoes into cubes. .

In a kadai, heat gingelly oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Now add urad dal, gram dal, red chillies, hing, turmeric powder and curry leaves and fry till golden brown. Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and chilli powder.

Stir often and saute well till the tomatoes are mushy and oil leaves the sides. Allow it to cool. Store in a sterile bottle. This can be stored in the refrigerator for a month and can be used as a side dish for idli, dosa, chappati, poori , curd rice and can also be mixed with cooked rice.


  1. Looks spicy and delicious.. thanks for the recipe :)

  2. thokku is looking amazing Shantiji!!!!

  3. wow tomato thokku looks sooooo perfect n tempting ...my favorite ...love have this with rice ...yum yum


  4. Hello Mrs.Shanthi,
    That was so nice of you to leave a comment on my blog. Your work is wonderful with so many delicious recipes.
    Iam happy to follow your posts :)

  5. Iam sure this will go very well with rice.........Yummy.Love the bowl too.Pudhu release aaaaaaaaaaa?

  6. Such a tempting picture, you're making me very hungry. This looks sooooo good..

  7. lovely click shanthi,nice recipe too

  8. simply delicious.. very tempting color.. qucik and simple recipe.. gingelly oil??? never heard of it...
    added u in my blogger friends list... glad to found u ...

  9. I can't decide which one is better - but I do know that if you give me either of them, I can finish it in a couple of days! Just wiped the last off the thokku my mom made when she was here - I'm going to meet her next week - asked her to make another batch for me already! Love it!

  10. Thanks for posting this simple and quick recipe. This is my husband's favourite

  11. Looks spicy and tangy chutney..Nice presentation.

  12. I simple love tomato thokku, and this is such a mouth watering presentation.

  13. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...தக்காளி தொக்கு...சூப்பர்ப் குறிப்பு...

  14. Mouth watering recipe. Will try it as i have few packets of tomatoes in the fridge.


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