3 Jan 2011

Onion Tomato Thokku/Vengayam Thakkali Thokku

         When you are in a hurry or just plain lazy [like me], this recipe comes in handy...be it for rice, rotis,bread, idli, dosa....it is a perfect side dish. The best part is it is very easy to prepare and it keeps well for a week if stored in the fridge.



Ripe tomatoes: 1/2 kg.
Large onions: 1/4 kg.
Garlic pods [medium ones]: 25.
Lime juice: 1 tbsp.
Chilli powder: 2-3 tbsp.
Tumeric powder: 1/2 tsp.
Salt: to taste.


Dry roast and powder:
Fenugreek seeds; 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp.
Asafoetida powder: 1/2 tsp

To temper:
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Oil: 2-3 tbsp.

1.Peel and chop the onions and garlic finely. Chop the tomatoes to small pieces.
2.Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai. Add the onions and garlic until soft and golden.
3.Add the tomatoes, salt and chilli powder and saute until the tomatoes are gooey.


4.Add the ground powder and saute for further 5-6 mins.
5.Switch off the flame and cool.
6.Grind the contents to a smooth paste and transfer onto a bowl
7.Temper the mustard seeds in the remaining oil. Add it to the thokku along with the lime juice.

It is quite tricky when it comes to grinding this in the mixer without adding water but with a little patience you can do it. Play around with the ingredients [not the ones given to powder] as per your taste.

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Enjoy....

Scribbled by Reva.

12 comments:

Priya said...

Simply delicious, my favourite.

savitha ramesh said...

karasaramana chutney and apt for idlies and dosai

Soumya said...

wow...thats really a helpful recipe...thanks for sharing..bookmarked

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks yummy perfect for idlis n dosas

Treat and Trick said...

It is perfect to go along with roti, dosa or idly. Simply yummy!

Kurinji said...

parthathume idli venumnu thonuthu...

Pongal Feast Event

Kurinji

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Colourful and mouthwatering..!

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

what pretty pictures and this one is our fav chutney :)

aipi said...

look gorgeous, nice and fresh and colorful..thanks for sharing!


US Masala

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Loved these snapshots!

Jayashree said...

Hey....this is my first time on your blog. This thokku looks wonderful.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely colour and lovely click and presentation!

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