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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tomato Thokku - Easy Tomato Pachadi - Side Dish for idli Dosa Chapathi Rice

Tomato Thokku(Thakkali Chutney) is a Very good Combination for idli,dosa,appam,Chapathi,Parathas, Guntaponganalu,Rice,adai,bonda, Curd rice and Uppu Pindi. Very Easy to prepare and taste will be awesome. Tomatoes make your skin look great.The vitamin K and calcium in tomatoes are both very good for strengthening and repairing bones.Tomatoes are a natural cancer fighter.Lycopene  can reduce the risk of several cancers, including prostate, cervical, mouth, pharynx, throat, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectal, prostate and ovarian cancer. Tomatoes’ antioxidants (vitamins A and C) fight the free radicals which can cause cell damage. Tomatoes are a very good source of chromium, which helps to regulate blood sugar.Now we learn Simple Tomato Pachadi.


Ripe Juicy Tomatoes - 4.
Garlic - 2.(finely Chopped).
salt - as required.
Chilli Powder - 1+ 1/4 tsp.
urad dal - 1/2 tsp.
oil -  1 tbsp.(preferably Sesame oil).
turmeric - 1/8 tsp.


Boil the tomatoes in bowl of  hot water, till you get wrinkles in the skin. Then switch of the flame. Remove the skin of tomatoes, Then grind it into a smooth paste.


  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it crackles, add urad dal and finely chopped garlic.
  • When dals and garlic turns golden brown colour, add tomato puree, chilli powder and turmeric Powder.
  • Saute now and then, When tomato puree is almost thick, add salt. Mix well.
  • Then add 1 tbsp of oil, saute for few seconds, till oil oozes out and it leaves the sides of kadai and comes out in the form of thick thokku. 
          Now Thokku is ready.

  • Add salt, after  the gravy thickens, else boiling water will  Splutters  out.
  • It serves 3 people. you could make in large quantity and store it in a containter and refrigerate it.
  • it is an apt side dish to take for tour.

Tomato Thokku - Easy Tomato Pachadi - Side Dish for idli Dosa Chapathi Rice By , Dec 25, 2013 Tomato Thokku