Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku by simplyspices


  • 5-6 ct. Tomatoes, big in size
  • 2 tsp. Red chilli powder
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, optional
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. Fenugreek powder
  • 5 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tsp. Mustard
  • 2 sprigs Curryleaves
  • 1/4 tsp. Asafoetida
  • 1 small piece Jaggery
  • 2 tsp. Salt, adjust accordingly


  • Wash the tomatoes; make puree using blender.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan with 1 Tbsp. oil and temper with mustard,garlic, curry leaves and asafoetida powder; fry little bit.
  • Add tomatoe puree.
  • Add turmeric, chili powder and salt.
  • Mix well; reduce the flame to medium low;stir in between to avoid burning.
  • Meanwhile, heat rest of the oil in a small pan; add heated oil in between while stirring.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • After few minutes, oil started to oozing out.
  • Add jaggery and fenugreek powder and mix well.
  • Turn off the stove and cool down.
  • Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Serve with Yogurt rice,Chappathi,dosa or Idli.


  • Always use dry spoon;Can be used for a month if handled properly.
  • To make Fenugreek powder, in a pan fry fenugreek seeds grind them fine in blender; store it in airtight container. This powder can be used in Tamarind rice, Vathal Kulambu etc.,

Does anything taste better than homegrown vegetables? Yes! These tomatoes from our vegetable garden.


Tina said...

looks delicious....

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow wat a tempting Thokku,luks too gud...

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