Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tomato Gravy - Thakkali thokku


Tomatoes - Thakkali - 3 nos.
Onion - Vengayam - 1 no. (Big)
Ginger - Inji - small quantity
Garlic - Poondu - 2 nos.
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds - Jeeragam - small quantity
Green chilly - Pachai milagai - 1 no.
Chilli powder - Kaintha milagai thul - 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder - Dhania powder - 2 tea spoons
Turmeric powder - Manjal podi - small quantity
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Black gram dal - Ulutham parupu - 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


  1. Chop onions, tomatoes and keep other ingredients ready. Grind ginger, garlic and green chilli and make it to a paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard, black gram dal, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, then deep fry onions, now add tomatoes, curry leaves, turmeric powder, asafoetida, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, and fry them well till it mixes.

Tasty thakkali thokku is ready to be served. It can be served with chappathis, rice, idly, dosa. It can be served for 3 people. It requires 30 minutes to cook.

Note: Onions and tomatoes should be cut into small pieces so that it can be fried well. Smash some tomatoes in a mixie and fry the remaining tomatoes which are chopped.

Optional: Ingredients can be added or removed according to individuals choice.

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Henry Bromel

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