Onam Festival on 24th August 2018

Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku


Ripe Tomatoes 1 kg
Ginger 2" Piece (chopped finely)
Green Chillies 2-3 no (chopped finely or as per taste)
Curry Leaves A few
Mustard Seeds 1 Tsp
Udid Dal 1 Tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 Tsp
Rassam Or Chilli Powder 1 Tsp
Gingelly (Sesame) Oil To pour and temper
Salt 1 Tsp or as per taste
Jaggery 1/2 Cup or as per taste


  1. Take tomatoes and chop finely, keep aside.
  2. Take a wok, add gingelly oil to it and let it heat. Add slowly mustard seeds, udid dal, ginger, chillies, curry leaves, hing and allow oil to smoke. Stir the ingredients slowly until sauteed.
  3. Add the tomatoes slowly and keep stirring. To it add turmeric powder, salt, chilli or rassam powder. Keep adding little gingelly oil, jaggery and stir until the juices evaporate completely, and the tomatoes resemble a paste form.
  4. Now the Tomato Thokku is ready.
  5. Keep to cool and store it in a sterilized glass jar. Store away from sunlight, or preferably in the fridge. Keep outside 10 minutes before using.
  6. You can relish its taste along with chappathies, idlis, dosas, even curd rice.

Onam Recipe by Nirmala Ranganath

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