Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tomato Thokku/Pickle


4-5 tomatoes
5-6 cloves of garlic (minced)
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp red chilli powder (adjust according to taste)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a few curry leaves
salt to taste


  • Puree the tomatoes & set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add hing, curry leaves & garlic. Fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder & fry for a min.
  • Finally add the tomato puree & salt. Cook on medium heat till the puree thickens & the oil separates from the mixture.
  • When the mixture has thickened, remove from heat.
  • Cool completely & store in an airtight container.
  • This can be refrigerated for a few months.
  • Enjoy with idli/dosa.


  1. Pickle looks spicy, delicious and mouthwatering.....

  2. nice red colourful thokku!perfect with idly!

  3. This yummy chutney would be very handy for idly or dosas...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Tomato Thokku looks very delicious... Yummy yummy... I wud love to have it with plain rice or dosa...

  5. my mom is an ur version too.


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