Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku is very easy to prepare and refrigerate store it for a month. Made this ripe sour tomatoes is quite popular in Karnataka/Tamilnadu. It is also very tasty and has a very different taste when compared to the regular pickles (Mango, Lime etc.,) Best to have with steamed white hot rice or have it with side dish like (dose,idli,chapathi).

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 20-30 Mins


  • Tomatoes - 8 ( I have used small baby tomatoes)
  • Byadagi Redchillies - 5 
  • Methi seeds/Menthya - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 2 tbsp (adjust as per taste)
  • Tamarind pulp / Hunsehannu - 1 tbsp Or paste - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery / Bella - a small piece
  • Oil -1/4 cup ( I have used olive oil)
Tempering :
  • Mustard seeds / Sasive - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves / Karibehuvu - 10 (count)
  1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and allow to splutter, then add hing. In the same pan fry curry leaves remove aside
  2. Add tomatoes, stir fry close the lid and cook on low flame
  3. Meanwhile heat another pan fry red chillies on low flame until roast well transfer into mixer jar. In the same pan add methi seeds fry few secs transfer into same mixer jar
  4. Blend into smooth powder
  5. Mash tomatoes in the masher. Add jaggery and tamarind
  6. Blend into smooth paste in the same powdered jar 
  7. Transfer into pan and fry for few mins and finally add salt and curry leaves
  8. Mix well  and transfer into pickle jar

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