Monday, February 20, 2012

Tomato Pickle

                                                                      Tomato Pickle or Tomato Thokku as we call it is the Indian form of jam.We spread it on bread,idli dosa,chappati and of course it tastes great with curd rice(comfort food of south India).It has been a long pending to make this pickle which is more like a spread for my kids.They find jam too boring!!!So i keep making Tomato,onion and mango pickles in turn.
                                                                   Coming to the Recipe it is quiet easy.Drop about six tomatoes in boiling water and close it and switch off the stove.Allow it to cool blend it in to a puree boil it till it thickens with some salt,chilli powder and jaggery.And it is is ready!!!



You will Need

  • 6-7 Ripe Tomatoes
  • One tsp of Chilli powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • A tsp of Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp of Roasted Fenugreek powder
  • 2 tbs of Gingelly Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard seeds.


How to
  1. Dry roast fenugreek seeds,cool  and powder it.
  2. Drop the Tomatoes in Boiling water switch off the stove and allow it to cool.
  3. Peel off the skin and belnd it in to a puree.
  4. Heat gingelly oil in a thick bottomed pan and crackle mustard seeds.
  5. Pour in the tomato puree and allow it to thicken.
  6. Add salt,chilli,jaggery and thicken further.
  7. When it reaches a sauce consistency add the 1/4 tsp of fenugreek powder.
  8. Mix well.allow it to cool and store in a dry glass bottle.
  9. Refrigerate for using  more than two days.

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RENU said...

uma
why we add methi seeds?

RENU said...

how long we can use thokku...how many days it will come?thanks.

uma shankar said...

Hi renu we add methi powder to most of the thokkus.methi has a cooling effect and is good for the stomach since pickles are spicy.If kept in fridge you can keep it for one week to ten days.

Padma Sundar said...

hi uma i made this.It came out well. everyone like it. perfect recipe.