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Tomato Thokku

Tomato thokku
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Tomato Thokku Recipe, How To Make Tomato Thokku Recipe

This particular dish is called the tomato thokku or you call it tomato pickle..

About Recipe

How to make Tomato thokku

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Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
50 mins
Total time
60 mins
Tomato thokku
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Tomatoes
Servings : 0 persons
Published date : June 19, 2018

Ingredients used in Tomato thokku
• Tomato-ripe red tomatoes - 2Kg dozens.
• Tamarind-one small lemon sized - one small lime sized piece.
• Seseme oil - 100- 200 ml.
• Salt - as per your taste - 2-3 teaspoons.
• Chilli powder - one teaspoon- two teaspoons - 1-2 teaspoons.
• Fenugreek/ methi powder-roasted methi seeds ground coarsely - four pinch.
• Asafoetida/ hing - Two pinch.
• Jaggery - One small peice small.
• Mustard seeds - One teaspoons.
• Curry leaves - A few leaves bunch.
• Turmeric powder - 1/3 teaspoons.
Step 1:- Boil enough water and add tomatoes in it. Boil the whole tomatoes till the skin of the tomatoes cracks or peels off. Step 2:- Remove from the boiling water and keep the tomatoes aside to cool for some time and then grind the tomatoes in a blender/ mixer. Step 3:- Strain the tomato pulp in a filter to get rid of the seeds if any and keep aside. Step 4:-Soak the tamarind in hot water in a cup to extract tamarind pulp- keep aside. Step5:- Now heat a heavy bottomed vessel, add 1/2 the amount of seseme oil mentioned in the ingrediants and throw some mustard seeds ,curry leaves and add two pinch of asfoetida or hing. Step 6;- Wait till the Musratd seeds finish cracking, then add the tomatoe puree. Step 7:- keep stirring it by adding little salt and turmericpowder. Step 8;- wait till the puree becomes little thick , then add the tamarind puree. . Step 9:- Let this boil for some time, when the above puree starts sticking to the bottom of the vessel ., add remaining oil little by little.. Step 10:- when it becomes thick agin, add chilli powder, fenugreek powder,a small peice of jaggery, continue stirring. Step 11; switch off the stove when the oil starts to seperate from the pickle..and allow it to cool and transfer to a dry jar along with excess oil. Note:- 1. Donot close the vessel and cook. Its ok if the place becomes little dirty the end result is worth .-slow- medium flame cooking is suggested. 2. Salt and chilli powder usage can be differed as per individuals tastes. 3. Once the above recipe cools off, transfer to a broad bottle along with the eexcess oil. It keeps the tomato thokku for a long time.Store in a cool place 4. This normally takes 30- 60 minutes to cook. 5. Can be served with idli, dosa,chappati, alu paratha, and can be mixed with hot rice with little ghee. .Rice can be served with omlette or chips / pappad.

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vahuser Posted on Sun Jul 03 2011

In the method of preparing tomato tokku, you have mentioned to add tomato puree twice, I guess one of them should be tamarind water...

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vahuser Posted on Wed Jun 24 2009

hello brother your recipies are excellent i have tried maximum recipies every thing have come out well thank u

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vahuser Posted on Sun Feb 22 2009

extremely good.all the recipes come out well .they way of explaining each and every point is worth praising ! very good job ! thank you for all your recipes .

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