Thakkali Thokku / Tomato Chutney / Easy Thokku Recipes:

11 Dec 2012

Thakkali Thokku :

Tomato  Thokku  is a mouth-watering famous delicacy from South Indian Cuisine. It looks very colorful  & appetizing. It makes a best combo with  idly,  dosa,  chapathi,  parathas  or  curd  rice  etc. 

We can also mix this Thokku with cooked rice to make delicious  Thakkali / Tomato rice  or can be used as spread over the bread and taken as  Sandwich. 

Traditionally,  the tomato thokku is prepared from fresh n ripe tomatoes. The recipe is gloriously simple and easy to make, as only cooking the tomatoes take some time. 

Enjoy the scrumptiously tasty  Tomato  Thokku  recipe,  which is a delight to the tastebuds ..!


·         Tomato                               - ½ kg
·         Oil                                     - 3 to 4 tbsp
·         Mustard                             - ¼ tsp
·         Split urad dal                      - ½ tsp
·         Cumin                                 - ½ tsp
·         Asafetida                            - 2 pinch
·         Curry leaves                        - 6 to 8
·         Turmeric pwd                      - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                    -1 ½ to 2 tsp
·         Coriander pwd                     - 1 tsp
·         Cumin pwd                          - ¼ tsp
·         Jaggery powdered                - 1 tbsp
·         Fenugreek pwd                    - ½ tsp
·         Salt to taste


1.     Wash the ripe and juicy tomatoes and slice them.

2.     Add them to blender and make a puree out of it.

3.     Transfer to a bowl and keep it ready.

4.     Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
5.     Season with mustard, split urad dal, cumin, asafetida and curry leaves.

6.     When it splutters, add tomato puree and combine well.

7.     Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and salt.

8.     Mix well and reduce the flame to low. ( no need to add water, as the mashed tomatoes has moisture in it )

9.     Cook covered stirring in between to avoid burning.

10.  Add the powdered jaggery, fenugreek pwd and mix well.

11.  Within few miilnutes, you can see the mixture attains thick consistency and the oil starts oozing out.

12.  Turn off the flame and allow the thokku to cool down.

13.  Delicious homemade  Tomato Thokku  is ready.

14.  It makes an irresistible combo with idly, dosa, chapathi , upma etc
15.  Store the Thokku in a bottle or container and refrigerate it.

16.  It can be used for a month, if handled properly.

Similar Recipes:

·         Tomato Rice / Spicy Tomato pulav
·         Tomato Dosa
·         Tomato Juice / Soup
·         Tomato Korma
·         Tomato Rasam


50 Yummy Comments:

Priya R said...

Jay what a lovely spread, after dinner you are making me hungry :) yum - bookmarking this recipe

Yummy jay gonna try this

Sangeetha Priya said...

Yummy thokku, loved the platter...
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Shailaja Reddy said...

Jay thokku is delicious. Lovely clicks.

radha said...

Love the tomato thokku. Can be had with anything under the sun. Super tasty!

lovely thokku.. My hubby favourite..

divya said...

wow yummy,luks so tempting...

Anu said...

My favorite , looks so tempting

wow.this is my most favorite one.this is so tempting.

prathibha Garre said...

Nice color for thokku..looks delicious

Mélange said...

Mouthwatering thokku..Colorful and tempting.

Jeyashrisuresh said...

It has been a very long time since i made this. Super tempting thokku

Sangeetha Nambi said...

I need that bowl immediately Jay :(

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious thokku. Love it Jay.

That is a picture perfect banana leaf!!! love the idli in the background and this chutney just overflowing from the bowl is so droolworthy!!!

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very very delicious one.. i will do the same way...
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Lovely Recipe....good photography...

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Vimitha Anand said...

Love it with dosas J!!! Looks so lip smacking

Jay said...

I appreciate your valued comments & suggestions...
have a lovely time friends..:)

Oh YUM! So mouth watering ! Love to have some now! :)

Beena.stephy said...



This is such an awesome thokku. I luv this like anything.

Phong Hong said...

Fabulous and so appetizing!

Rekha said...

very tempting and delicious thokku..

Tongue tickling delicious!

thokku looks perfect and very tempting with those Idli's jay :)

Sanoli Ghosh said...

I am drooling here by seeing this tempting tangy chutney. Very inviting looks.......

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Arthy Suman said...

Awesome chutney Jay...something very different to what I have tried...bookmarked..

Rachana said...

Such a tempting and delicious tomato chutney.

S.Menaga said...

one of my fav thokku,looks tempting!!

Priya said...

Ur picture itself killing me, just love this thokku.

Nandini said...

My favourite chutney! Colour's appealing as well!

Divya Pramil said...

Lovely clicks Jay..Looks super delicious :)
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Angie's Recipes said...

Love this chutney! Bet it would be delicious served with pasta!

manjooo said...

i love this....especially with idlis...good one jay

Madhavi said...

OMG yummmmm tomato chutney!!!

raaji said...

OMG are those really edible idlis??? looks like sponge:) cake..

hi jay, this tomato chutney looks so inviting to my taste buds-fantastic with rice. bookmark with thankshave a nice day.

Nagashree said...

Absolutely gorgeous looking thokku and beautiful pictures. Love this thokku.

Rumana Ambrin said...

Amazing looking chutney..

Vidhya said...

I would love to dip my idlli or dosa into this tangy dip.

Vidya said...

I would love to eat this with hot rice...yummy.

Arti said...

Love the rich color and flavors of the chutney! How tempting!

Chandrani said...

Very tempting tomato chutney for dosa and idli.

Roha said...

love it!!

Hema said...

Thakkali thokku with the idlis and dosa, simply irresistible..

Shama Nagarajan said...

we used to prepare int the same way..yummy . Join me in Fast Food Event : Poha in my blog.

Mahi said...

Delicious thokku! The background (idly n Dosai) are making me drool! :)

themustardseed said...

This is so good! My mouth is watering just seeing the pictures!

Rajani said...

Very simple recipe and looks very tasty too. Going to try this one.

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