Jun 12, 2011

Tomato Thokku

Tomato thokku
This is perfect with curd rice..You can store it for so many days..i would advise to store this in fridge and use it...Please try this and let me know what you think..


Tomato-10 pureed
Red chilli powder- ½ cup
Coriander powder- ¼ cup
Jaggery / Sarkarai(you could use sugar)- ½ cup
Salt to taste
Oil- ½  cup


Oil- ½ cup
Mustard seeds /Kaduku-1 tblpsn
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tblspn
Dry red chilli-5
Asafoetida / Kaya podi-1 tsp
Curry leaves-a handful


In a kadai add ½ cup of oil and pour in the tomato puree.let it come to a boil..Cook for 15-20 min until thickened.

Add in red chilli powder,coriander powder,jaggery.salt and mix well.

Make the seasoning by heating oil and crackling some mustard seeds,cumin seeds,asafoetida,dry red chilli,curry leaves..

Pour this into the tomato mixture and mix well.

Let this cool down and put this into the clean jar and store in fridge...

Ur ingrediants

Pour tomato puree in oil

Let it thicken...Add in spices..

and jaggery
make seasoning by crackling mustard,cumin,red chilli,hing,curry leaves...

pour this in tomato thokku

mix well




  1. Just fallen in love with the pictures here and the way you demonstrate them

  2. Congrats and thank you for sharing the award with me.
    Tomato thokku looks yummy and tempting.

  3. Tasty and tangy thokku...made very nicely and ur detailed pics are so good.

  4. Looks tempting! Love it! will definitely try! Thanks for sharing Aarthi.

  5. looks so inviting..lovely colour as well..congrats to the winner !

  6. Delicious and tangy thokku... would love it with idlis or dosas

  7. Yummy looking thokku...Lovely color...

  8. Omg, very addictive and fingerlicking thokku..congrats on ur awards..

  9. Your Tomato Thokku is such a beautiful color! Looks delicious and so flavorful. Congrats on your award!

  10. This sauce sounds so delicious! I think it would make for a great pasta sauce!

  11. Congrats for the award dear!!! The thokku looks really nice with its attractive color. Loving ur nice presentation.

  12. Spicy and yummy....love it!!

  13. very tangy n spicy thokku...drool worthy recipe...very tempting pictures...so good Aarthi..congratz on your award n wishing u many more...

  14. wow, that chutney looks so spicy and inviting :)

  15. is jaggery a must? won't it create a Sweet flavour to the dish ??

  16. @AnonymousJaggery just balance the tartness from the tomatoes. You can skip that too. But i think it taste good when there is a little sweetness

  17. I got 5kgs of tomatoes... I just googled yummytummyaarthi tomato... all ur tomato receipes listed n settled this delicious thokku n prepared it... awesome... packed well for a week time... but I m sure all of us will finish off within a day!!!!

  18. Hi in my mom's recepie she just adds mustard and fenugreek for seasoning and chillipowder and raw tomato puree just tastes yummy. A great hit for me also whenever I had tried and guests arrived with idlis.


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