I made some thakkali thokku for breakfast today and it really comes handy when I’m specially not in a mood to make elaborate side dishes. We can make this in a large scale and preserve.
You can easily serve this tomato preserve with some plain parathas, uttapams, dosa, idli etc. I’m going to have a busy day, so sharing this simple recipe for thakkali thokku and hope you all have a wonderful day!
You can also watch me make this thokku and follow the recipe:-
Thakkali Thokku - Tomato Preserve
- Red Tomatoes - 5 (medium sized and really ripe ones)
- )Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds/methi seeds - 1 tsp
- Red chilli Powder - 2 tsp
- Asafoetida/hing - 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
Dry roast fenugreek seeds on low flame till they turn darker brown.
Powder it and keep it aside.
Wash and chop tomatoes and keep it aside.
Add oil in a heavy bottom pan and add asafoetida and mustard seeds.
When mustard seeds crackle, add chopped tomatoes and saute.
Let it simmer on low flame for few minutes. Keep stirring in between.
Lightly mash the tomatoes with the ladle and add salt to taste, red chili powder and powdered fenugreek seeds and mix it well.
Keep stirring till the tomatoes are mushy and combines together. The oil will start leaving on the sides.
Remove from flame, let it cool down completely and transfer the content in a glass container.