Tomato Thokku Recipe

Tomato Thokku Recipe:

The tomato thokku recipe is my Periammas special. Every time we meet she makes it for us and we love it. She made this tomato thokku last June and I am posting the recipe now as many said tomatoes available in abundance this lockdown time and storing is very difficult. You can not only use this as an accompaniment, but you can also use this as a way to store tomatoes. There are two variants of tomato thokku I have posted, one with onion, other with just tomatoes and this is with garlic. Adjust the number of red chillies as per your taste.

Tomato Thokku Recipe:

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  • Tomatoes-15
  • Red Chillies-20-25
  • Garlic Cloves-20
  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek -1/4 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Oil-As required
  • Salt-To Taste

tomato thokku recipe

Tomato Thokku Recipe:


1.Wash the tomatoes well and dry them.

2. Randomly slice the tomatoes and sundry for some time. (Until we make ready the rest)

3. In a pan, dry roast fenugreek seeds and cool down.

4. In the same pan , dry roast red chillies and cool down.


5. Blend them together into a coarse powder. Set aside.

6. Take the tomatoes and blend them smoothly.

7. In a pan add few spoons of gingelly oil and add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Then add the garlic cloves.

8. Now add the powder into it. When they slightly fume, add the tomato puree little by little and keep stirring

9. Occasionally keep stirring by adding half spoon oil. Stop cooking when the raw smell is gone and the tomatoes are completely cooked.

10. You can see the oil coming out at this stage. Hot and Spicy Tomato thokku is ready.

tomato thokku recipe

11. Store in an airtight box or glass bottle which is completely dry and sterilised after the thokku is completely cool.

tomato thokku recipe



You can skip garlic too.


The thokku stays good for 6 months maximum depending on your storage and usage.

You can use instead of tomato masala too in gravies for an emergency.

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