Tomato chutney/ Thakkali thooku

Tomato Thokku is my all time favorite side dish. It goes well with Idli/Dhosa .The best part of it is, we can prepare it easily and store it for 3 days. The taste will not be spoiled. It is a very good lunch box dish. Also when we plan to go for a picnic or a day out we prefer tomato thooku. It goes well not only with idli and dhosa even we can have it as a side dish to curd rice.


Onion — 1

Tomato — 3

Ginger garlic paste –less than half a tsp

Red Chilli –2 or 1 depend on your spice level

Asafoetida — a pinch

Turmeric powder —  less than half tsp

Salt to taste

Oil to saute


oil –2 Tsp

Mustard seeds –half tsp

Urad dal –half tsp

Red chili powder– a pinch (optional)

Direction for tomato thokku

  1. To begin making, In a pre-heated pan put some oil, add onion and cook it for 3 mins then add ginger garlic paste. Cook it until the raw smell goes away.
  2. Now add red chili, salt, asafoetida, turmeric powder and give it a saute. Finally add tomatoes.
  3. Cook it until the raw smell of tomato goes away and it become soft and smooth. Then off the gas and set it aside.
  4. After it comes to a normal room temperature, Put the mixture in a blender and give it a mix. It forms a smooth paste. Set the mixture aside.
  5. Now in a heating pan add some oil then add mustard seeds, let it crackle then add urad dal, Simmer the gas and add the mixture.
  6. Give it a stir,now add a pinch of chili powder or you can even skip it if you feel it makes your dish so spicy.
  7. Stir it continuously.

Serve it with idli/Dosa/paratha/curd rice.


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