September 03, 2014

Traditional Thakkali Thokku (Traditional Tomato Tangy Paste)

The hot, spicy, tangy and sweet Tomato Thokku is the traditional Tamilnadu recipe that serves as the mouthwatering side dish for curd rice, idlis, dosas and rotis. When tomatoes are available at cheap prices in the market this can be done in bulk and stored for more than two weeks. It reduces the burden of making chutney daily for breakfast...

Ingredients for making Thakkali Thokku:

Good quality of Ripened tomatoes  1 Kg

Red chilli powder 3 tea spoons

Jaggery a gooseberry size

Fenugreek powder 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Hing 1/2 tea spoon

Thick tamarind juice 1 table spoon

Sesame Oil 8 table spoons

How to make Thakkali Thokku?

Boil the tomatoes in hot water for 15 minutes. Then drain out the water and peel off the skin. Make them in to pulp putting in to the blender.


Heat a heavy bottomed kadai with the sesame oil. Add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the salt, red chilli powder and hing to the oil and pour the pulp. Keep the flame low. Add the tamarind juice and jaggery. 


Then and there mix them gently.  When the gravy thickens and oil separates add the fenugreek powder. ***

*** Dry roast the fenugreek to brown without oil and powder it.