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Monday, November 28, 2011

Tomato Thokku-Thakkali Thokku

Tomato Thokku is so versatile that it goes well as a side dish for idly, dosa, adai, upma, chapati, all parathas, curd rice, samosas, vada, as a spread for sandwich, can be mixed with plain hot rice etc. It is so easy to make, taste delicious and can be stored in the refrigerator for nearly 10-15 days. I make this often. We all love it so much, that it will vanish in just 2 days. Today let us learn how to make tomato thokku following this easy tomato thokku recipe-

Tomato thokkuHow to prepare Tomato thokku

Tomato - 1/2 kg
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp (optional)
Oil - 3 tbsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt as required


Bring water to boil. Put the tomatoes in boiling water, switch off the flame and keep it closed for 10 minutes.

Remove the skin. After it cools, put it in a blender and puree it.


Heat oil in a kadai , add mustard seeds and hing. When mustard splutters, add tomato puree, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt required.

Cook covered in medium flame, stirring in between, till the mixture oozes out oil.

Store it in a bottle or container and refrigerate it. Always use dry spoon to take the thokku.


If preferred, you can add 1/4 tsp of roasted fenugreek powder in the end and mix it.

Use ripe and juicy tomatoes for preparing this thokku.

You will love my Sun dried tomato pickle also.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.com


  1. Tomato thokku,fingerlicking definitely..

  2. So beautifully presented dear...loved the tomato cartoons on the sides... :)

  3. Lovely colour and it tastes better with a dallop of ghee on a hot steaming rice..:)

  4. My favourite one..looks tempting..

  5. what a tempting looking thokku. Loved the colour :)

  6. Nothing can beat its pairing with dosa. Love it as always. Nice thokku.

  7. delicious and colourful thokku..

  8. Add to uses : Use it like pesto for breads, pasta, use it for soups and kootu to add flavour. It is so versatile.

  9. It has been ages since I visited ur space,thanks for dropping by at my space too.liked the new look ofnur page,especially ur pic:)
    Nice recipe with tomato.

  10. very easy to prepare and very nice to eat

  11. my favorite thokku akka.
    how long will it be fresh akka?

  12. Can you post the kalari marunthu which is given after delivery- from priya

  13. i am a regular visitor of ur website. Ur thokku looks delicious. Can we do it without ginger garlic?

    1. I have written ginger garlic paste is optional in ingredients list - so not necessary. You can prepare this thokku without g-g paste also.

  14. Before blending removing the skin of tomatoes is the great idea.

  15. How many days it would be good in shelf?

    1. For 15 days in the refrigerator if handled properly.

  16. The Tomato thokku came out a bit watery. But I added some rice flour dissolved in water. It finally cane out with the thick consistency. It tasted good.Last week I made kathirikkai sadam, bindi masala and beans paruppu usili. All came out nicely. Thank you.

    I am an ardent user of your recepies.

  17. I always prefer padhuskitchen for making any dish in my kitchen. I can feel as my mother's style. Love padhuskitchen


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