Thakkali thokku in tamil, Tomato Thokku recipe, made using fresh tomatoes, sambar powder and sesame oil as main ingredients, pairs well with idli, dosa, curd rice and chapathi too. This tomato thokku is perfect for long travels. Pickle takes place rare in my kitchen as no one prefers it much. But this tomato thokku has become everyone’s favorite. I learnt this recipe from my cousin, who makes it so often for her kids. This can be stored upto 2 weeks in the refrigerator. For all pickle lovers, Check out out Mango thokku recipe, Instant lemon pickle recipe.
Tomato thokku recipe
- Recipe Cusine: Indian
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook time: 30 Minutes
- Serves: 1 and 1/4 cup approx.
- Author: Jeyashri
- Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner| Breakfast
- Description: Thakkali thokku in tamil, Tomato Thokku recipe, made using fresh tomatoes, sambar powder and sesame oil as main ingredients, pairs well with idli, dosa, curd rice and chapathi too.
Sambar powder 4 tsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Jaggery 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Sesame oil 4 tblsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds | venthayam 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Oil 1 tblsp
Method with step-by-step pictures :
- Wash the tomatoes and cut them into four pieces.
- Put it in a mixie and make them into puree.
- In a kadai, add oil and throw in the mustard seeds, feneugreek seeds(venthayam) ,curry leaves(I didn’t have stock, so didn’t use them), and asafoetida powder.
- When the mustard seeds splutter, add the tomato puree to it and add the chilli powder, sambar powder, salt,
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and jaggery to it.
- Mix well.
- Keep the flame low for 15- 20 mins, stirring in between.
- When the gravy thickens and leaves oil on the sides, switch off the flame
- When it is cool, transfer it to an airtight bottle.
- Add a tsp of sesame oil on the top of this.
- Keep in the fridge and can use this for a month.
- Instead of using chilli powder and sambar powder, you can use red chilli powder only.
- Whenever you take the Tomato Thokku from the container,use a dry spoon.
Looks so yummy and tempting.I love it with idly and dosa
I love tomato thokku.. this looks too good and tempting. Pictures are so good jeyashri.
Nalla thokku…Lovely clicks…
I loved your version,lovely clicks jeyashri!
ahaa drooling here ..tomato thokku looks very tempting..mmmm
Truly makes me drool. Very well done Jeyasri !!
I have heard a lot about this pickle..but never had or prepared it..your recipe sounds great n the pic is so tempting..bookmarking it ..thanks for sharing Jeyashri 🙂
This one looks so tasty…nice stepwise also…luved the first click very much
Nice clicks, ur new camera is surely doing a great job.
The thokku looks superb.
Looks so tangy and colofull..
Yummy thokku..am drooling cing the picture
Temptng mine version is slightly different. will post soon.
Different version of tomato thokku, sounds delicious dear..
tongue tickling recipe ….good preservative … loved the clicks as always
Fingerlicking tomato pickle..
It looks perfect and delicious..
Yummy.. and well clicked too
One more tomato thokku.. recipe in blogosphere… 🙂
Wow! That looks yum!
I simple love tomato thokku, and this is such a mouth watering presentation.
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i like tomato thokku….always have it with curd rice….i have a doubt…can i ask?have u made lemon pickle?i tried 2-3 times…didnt come out well….it has a sour taste…plz advice.thanks
thanks renu, Even i was thinking abt posting lemon pickle recipe, Even i havent tried. will ask my mom about this doubt and get back to u
i made tomato thokku,it goes well with curd rice.thanks for the recipe.
This thokku reminds me of my late valiyamma (periyamma) .She introduced us to Thokku and tomato thokku was her fav…Uhh..Reliving those memories and I just loved your blog.
Keep posting such delicious n yummy recipes,Gud work..
Thank u so much Sangeetha
Thokku came out exactly how it looks..tastes spicy spice… thanks for the recipe Jeyashri..
Thokku came out exactly how it appears here.. tastes super spicy… THnaks for the recipe Jeyashri.. Pls share the recipe for lime pickle
your dishes and the way you have posted, it is excellent.
awesome.. really a great work.
i am new to cooking.. and you have inspired me a lot
Hi Jeyashri akka… Thank you so so much for this blog, I'm a north Indian but born and brought up in Coimbatore, married in Bangalore… I really miss our authentic Tamil Nadu food here, but with your recipes I'm sure I'll get TN to my home in Bangalore… Thank you once again akka…
A Tam friend of mine recommended your site to get the right recipe, and boy was she right.
Its been 4 yrs since I am using this recipe and I wanted to thank you for making our idli-dosa mornings tastier
By mistake I added lots of chilli powder in the dish:-( Can U please help me how to correct it to make it edible ??
By mistake I added so much chilli powder 🙁
Can U please help me how to correct the dish now ?
Grind few more tomatoes and boil this nicely adding 1 tblsp of jaggery nad lastly mix this spicy thokku to this. It will be better.
Madam.. I tried this today…it came out well.. your blog is my kitchen manual Thank you so much..I'm a chemistry graduate.we used to follow measurements while doing practicals.. Now same thing is happening in my kitchen with good Aroma…..
Looks yummy I will try this thank you for the receipe