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Tomato thokku

When I’m thinking, what side dish can accompany with all tiffin items like idly, does, chappathy, poori and also rice. Today I made tomato thokku. It is very simple and amazing, it goes with all the tiffin items. It is very easy to prepare and nice recipe.

For making this dish, I used fried gram dhal for grinding with coconut. It gives thickness to the gravy and we can get more gravy. If guests come to my house, I usually I will prepare this tomato thokku as gravy for vegetarians and chettinadu chicken curry for non-veg.

Basic information :

Preparation time : 10 Mins
Cooking time : 15 Mins
Serve for : 4 Persons


For grind :
Coconut pieces : 1/2 Cup
Fried gram dhal : 2 Tsp
Cinnamon : 2 Nos
Cloves : 3 Nos
Garlic : 6 Pcs
For curry :
Oil : 2 Tsp
Fennel seeds : 2 Tsp
Onion : 1 No
Tomato : 1/2 Kg
Curry leaves : 10 Nos
Coriander leaves : 2 Tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Tsp
Chilly powder : 1 Tsp
Coriander powder : 2 Tsp
Salt : As needed

Grind coconut, fried gram dhal, cloves, cinnamon as fine paste.

Grind washed tomatoes as puree.

Heat Oil in a pan add fennel seeds. After the seeds pop, add chopped onion, curry leaves and saute till onion becomes transparent.

Add tomato puree and well cook it.

After the tomato puree cooked well, add masala powders, salt and ground coconut paste.

Add needed water and allow it to boil for 5-10 minutes.

After the raw smell goes, switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Yummy Tomato thokku is ready to serve…Enjoy the great taste and please share your valuable comments.

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