This Andhra style thokku is hot in taste and yummy. Usually in tamilnadu we prepare thokku with onion. This method is only with tomatoes.
Thakkali thokku/ Tomato thokku/ Thakali thokku/ Tomato pickle/ Thakkali oorukkai
|4 nos||Tomato (big)|
|6 tsp||Chilli powder(exact measurement)|
|1 Lemon Sz||Tamarind(big american lemon size)|
|¼ tsp||Turmeric powder|
|Salt ( as per taste)|
|¾ tsp||Cumin seeds|
|¾ tsp||Fenugreek seeds|
Heat pan and dry fry the cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds(without oil) for 1 minute (or till you get nice aroma) in medium heat. switch off the stove. Grind into powder and keep aside.
Wash and cut the tomatoes into big pieces. Heat 1/4 cup oil in pan. Add tomatoes and cook in high heat. In first 5 minutes tomatoes become soft and juicy, cook another 5 minutes to make thick the tomato pulp. Now add chilli powder, tamarind, turmeric powder, ground cumin & fenugreek seeds powder and salt. Cook for another 10 minutes in medium flame. Switch off the stove and let it cool.
Grind this cooked tomato gravy with 1 whole garlic into fine paste. Then heat 1/4 cup oil in pan and add this ground paste and cook for 8-10 mintes. Now yummy thokku is ready for you. You can have it with white rice, curd rice, idli, dosai, chappathi,etc:
Don’t add even 1 drop of water.
Adding 6 teaspoons of chilli powder will be very spicy for 3 days, later it will reduce. So don’t scare on the first day.
You can save this in airtight container for atleast 2 months in fridge.
I got approx. 3/4 kg(750 grms) tomato thokku in this procedure.