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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle - Tomato Thokku - Thakkali urugai

Tomato Pickle is an  simple & Easy  authentic pickle Recipe, made with Ripe tomatoes & seasoning. It Goes well with idli,dosa, paniyaram,chapathi,paratha's,jantikalu,chekkalu,bonda,vadai and curd rice. This recipe could be made instant within 15 - 20 minutes. 


                                                          Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle

Prep Time : 10 minutes. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes              
Recipe Category:Andhra  Recipes
Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Ripe tomato - 4 big no's.
salt - 1 tbsp.
tamarind - small lemon size
sesame oil - 1/4 cup  ( 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp) or 60 ml .
chilli powder -1 tbsp heaped.
hing -1/4 spoon.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp. 
Seasoning Powder

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.


  • Soak the tamarind in water, for 1/2 an hour then grind it into a smooth paste with little water, and filter it to remove impurities and keep it aside.
  • Dry Roast mustard seeds, in a kadai and saute for few seconds till it pops.Then remove from kadai.
  • In a same kadai add fenugreek seeds, and saute till it turns golden brown and keep it aside.
  • Grind mustard seeds + fenugreek seeds to a fine powder.
  • chop the tomatoes very finely.

1. Take  a heavy bottomed vessel, add 2 tbsp of sesame oil.

2. Add chopped tomatoes, make sure that chopped tomatoes coat well with oil. saute till tomatoes turns mushy. it takes nearly 10 minutes. 

3. Now add filtered  tamarind extract.

4. Saute well in a medium flame , till the oil seperates, and it gets thokku consistency.

5. Finally add  chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt, ground mustard + fennel seeds powder. Mix well, cook for 3 - 5 minutes in low flame,  till the  spices  Cooks well. 

6. Again heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add 2 tbsp of oil. 

7. when oil is hot pour over tomato thokku, mix well. 


8.  Now the tomato pickle is ready. Store it an airtight container. you can store and use for minimum 2 months.


  • Don't compromise oil. It  can be more oil, not less.
  • Always use a dry spoon.
  • In a bowl you can mix one medium sized chopped onions, and  2 to 3 tsp of tomato pickle and you can also have for dosa's and idli's.it gives additional taste.
  • This pickle is a great accompaniment  for chapathi's, idli's and rice, while you are travelling.


Sundari Nathan said...

Wow!! lip-smacking pickle!!

Anonymous said...

Mouthwatering thokku