Monday, October 17, 2011

Tomato Thokku

#TomatoThokku : Tomato #thokku is all time favorite of my daughter. This is mixed with white rice to prepare Tomato rice and an excellent side dish for Chappathy and Poori. Let us see how to prepare this tasty tomato thokku for tomato mixed rice.

Tomato Thokku [ tomato rice mix ]

Ingredients :
Tomato ( Bangalore )                           : 4 nos.( big size)
Onion ( Big )                                       : 2 nos.( big size)
Green chilly                                         : 2 nos.( adjust )
Garlic                                                 : 7 to 8 cloves
Coriander & curry leaves                    : required amount
Asafoetida                                         : 1/2 Tsp
Mustard                                            : 1/2 Tsp
Urad dhal                                          :1 Tsp
Gram dhal                                         : 3 Tsp
Chilli powder                                     : 1Tsp 
Dhaniya powder                                : 1 Tsp 
Jeera powder                                    : 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric powder                                :1/2 Tsp
Salt                                                   : 2 Tsp
Gingelly oil or any cooking oil             : 6 to 7 Tsp

Method :
Chop onion, green chilly, garlic, coriander & curry leaves very nicely.
Puree tomato in a mixie & keep aside.
Keep a kadai on a stove with 6 to 7 Tsp of gingelly oil or any cooking oil.
Crackle mustard and then add urad dhal, gram dhal, asafoetida.
Once the dhals become golden color add red chilly powder & immediately add chopped chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves then garlic and onions with little bit of salt just enough for onions.
Saute onions untill it turns nearly golden color and add dhaniya powder, jeera powder & turmeric powder.

Saute for 2 more minutes.
Now add tomato puree.
Let it simmer till oil comes out.
Add salt.
Keep on slow fire until water dries out & start leaving the surface of the vessel. The oil that we have added at the beginning oozes out and the thokku becomes shiny.
Thakkali thokku [ Tomato thokku ] Thakkali thokku [ Tomato thokku ]

It takes around 45 minutes to prepare this thokku. 

Thakkali thokku [ Tomato thokku ]

Once ready allow it to cool down to room temperature and then store in a dry glass jar & store it in fridge.

Thakkali thokku [ Tomato thokku ]

Tomato rice can be prepared by mixing the prepared tomato thokku with white rice adding a dash of gingelly oil [ til/sesame oil ].

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