Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tomato Pickle / Thakkali Thokku

I learnt this from my mom after a friend asked me for the recipe. The funny thing about this recipe is i have never tasted this before i made it for the first time :-) My mom used to make this often as my dad liked it, but i never touched it. Tomatos made into pickle sounded wierd to me. When my parents came here, we had invited our friends for some occasion and she made it for breakfast to go with idlis. My friends loved it and asked me for the recipe. My husband liked it too and i decided to take the recipe from her :) Since everyone seemed to be liking it, i thought i'll give it a shot and it was yummy. It didn't have the wierd sweet taste that i was expecting it to have. Infact, it was sooo spicy that i reduced the chilli powder the next time i made. It is not only yum, it is very easy to make too and a very simple recipe to remember.



Ingredients :
Tomatos - 4
Red chilli powder - 1/2 spoon (increase if u can handle it :))
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 spoon (it still doesn't give the wierd sweet taste :))
Mustard seeds and hing
Oil - 1 spoon (I like sesame oil for pickles)


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Method :
1. Boil water (enough to immerse the 4 tomatos) in a large pan. Immerse the tomatos in boiling water and keep it for 5 minutes or so.
2. Remove and let it cool by running it in cold water. This will make it easy to peel the skin off.
3. Mash the tomatos and keep aside.
4. In a pan, add oil and pop mustard seeds. Add a pinch of hing.
5. Add the mashed tomatos, chilli powder, sugar and salt to taste and cook till the you get a thick gooey consistency.
Tastes good with Dosa, Idli, Rotis, Curd-rice and Pongal.
Sending this to Sanghi's Fall In Luv : Tomato and i'm dedicating it to my brother as he loves tomatos. I am not a big fan of tomatos, but when we were kids, my bro showed me a yummy way to have tomatos- by cutting it and dipping the juicy side in sugar ;-) It tastes really good.

47 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice thokku.my mom too makes it often as my grandma likkes it ver much.very easy to make and can be kept for a week or two depeing upn the way we make it.

Vibaas said...

ooh, that was fast. thx for the quick comment jeyashri. we usually finish it in 2, 3 days..so don't know how long it will stay :D

Sanghi said...

Lovely recipe for the event.. thanks vibaas..!

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Cham said...

Very quick and spicy thokku :)

Sahaja said...

we also call this Tomato thokku pachadi! :)
nice recipe...would def try this!

Jaya said...

Hi,
thanks for visiting me ...and I must admit you have a wonderful place here ..
tomato pickle seems to me very tasty , I would love to try it with Shoro Chakli (moong dal dosa)...
hugs and smiles

Indhu said...

lovely colour... looks sooo yummy... awesome combination with dosai.. idly... also with rice :)

Ann said...

this is definitely a valuble recipe to me..i love all the ingredients and am sure this will taste divine...yummy picture vib..thanks

Chitra said...

My mom too makes it but she adds onions to it,looks delish,nice entry!!

Madhumathi said...

Tomato thokku is looking lovely..Love its tangy,spicy tasty :)

prajusha said...

looks yummy and colorful.Nice entry

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...drooling one..lovely

Priya said...

Thokku brings me some old memories too...Prefect entry for the event dear!!

Meenal Mehta said...

Hi Vibaas ,

first time here ..nice blog and nice recipe

-Meenal

srikars kitchen said...

Nice thokku.. looks colourful & yummy..

SMN said...

looks yum

Varunavi said...

lovely and easy recipe.Will give it a try

Vibaas said...

thx gals :)

Prathibha said...

Nice Chutney.Even we prepare tomato chutney for idli's and dosa's with slight variation..will post it soon..

Keerthana said...

my hubby loves this..i guess goes very well with idli. will try it. perfect entry for the event:)

EC said...

Just saw it on another blog too..very handy sidedish

Ashwini said...

My mom used to make this thokku..She used to mix with rice and add little ghee to it, make big balls and used to give it to our hand...Delish...Looks yummm

Pooja said...

Tokku pachadi looks so colorful and delicious...

aparna said...

Yummy and delicious.

Happy cook said...

Delicious delcious thakkali pickle.

AnuSriram said...

Thats pretty easy! Will try it! So colourful and lovely!

Preety said...

such an easy one..gr8 recipe

Varsha Vipins said...

yummmm..Thats like one of my fav dip..:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

delicious thokku. i like any dish made of tomato. this one tastes great with roti.

sowmya said...

thakali nd mangai thoku are my favourites..i consume very less of the other varieties of pickles..

Usha said...

Looks delicious, loved the color too !

Priya Sriram said...

Tomato thokku looks colorful, the recipe is so simple :), a little similar to my mom makes. Nice entry for the FIL event! :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Love thakkali thokku, never tried it at home. looks rich in colour .

Gita's Kitchen said...

WOw yummy tomato thokku with crispy dosas! Tomato thokku are my favorite, it goes with everything for me :)

A_and_N said...

One of my all time favs :) I loved the 'increase if you can handle it' for the red chili powder :) We also add some 'menthiyam' in our thokku.

Akal's Saappadu said...

lovely color and attracting thokku; how could you resist without tasting it? :)
I'd love it dosai and idlis!

Lavanya said...

new to me.. i used to make in diff way..loks nice vibaas!!

Vicky Xavier. said...

My favorite thokku. good to go with chapathi for a picnic:)
Ur thokku looks lovely.

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Adlak's tiny world said...

thanks for dropping by and i too love this thokku. its all our favrt especially my hubby's. yr tempting bowl made me to lick my finger here.

Ushanandini said...

Chutney is so delicious. That color's nice and lovely.

And thanks for supporting me.

Deepa Hari said...

Thokku looks yummy...I love it Vibaas....tastes great with idli, dosa, roti or rice....like ur version.

Vibaas said...

thanks y'all for your lovely comments!

Malar Gandhi said...

I love thakkali thokku so much. Makes my day in hostel, practically lived with pickles, back then.

Never under estimate mommy.

Premyscakes said...

lovely combination and love the color.

ARUNA said...

wow this pickle looks so gorgeous.....!

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