Thakkali Thokku | How to make Tomato Thokku | Side dish for Idli
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  • 1. Take the tomatoes and wash them.
  • 6. In a pan or kadai, add the oil. When it is hit, add the mustard. When the mustard splutters, add the curry leaves together with asafoetida.
  • 7. Add the chopped tomatoes. Start cooking them without adding any water.
  • 8. When they are half cooked, add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • 9. When the tomatoes are cooked nicely, add the powder which we made. Add 1 tsp first and after 5 min, check for the taste. If it is not bitter, add some more.
  • 10. Add the jaggery at this stage. This step is optional but thokku will taste great when you add jaggery.
  • 3. I sometimes dry fry
  • 4. If your tomatoes are not tangy enough, you can add tamarind pulp as per the taste.
  • 5. Always use dry spoon to take the thokku.
  • 6. This can be kept for a month in fridge, if properly stored.



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