Tomato thokku / தக்காளி தொக்கு

Written by: 7aum Suvai

The tomato is native to South America. Tomatoes are now eaten widely around the world and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart, among other organs.Tomato thokku is a simple dish made with tomato and onion .You can use this as a base to make tomato rice, tomato idiyappam etc. It is also a good side for idly, dosai and chapathi.
Tomato thokku

Ingredients:

      • 2 nos – Tomato (nicely ripped)
      • 1 no – Chopped Onion(medium)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 2 tsp – Red chili powder(as per taste)
      • 2 tsp – Coriander powder(dhania)
      • Salt as per taste

Seasoning:

      • 1/2 tsp – Mustard seeds (kaduku)
      • 1 tsp – Spilt black gram (Ulutham paruppu /Urad dhal)
      • 1 tbsp - Oil

Preparation method:

    1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard, ulutham paruppu let it splutter. Add finely chopped onion fry until it turns brown.
    2. Add chopped tomato fry for few minutes  and then add Turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt.
    3. Cover with lid and cook until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy, which should take about 5 to 6 minutes. Now remove the lid and cook until it turns thick and the oil separates.
    4. Stir every 5 minutes to avoid sticking to the pan. Serve hot with idly, dosai or chappathi.

Tomato thokku

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