Blogging Marathon # 8 - Condiment - Thakali thokku

On the fifth day of the marathon and its time for another Condiment. Im gonna make Thakkali Thokku. It has been a saver when you suddenly have guests or when your bored doing the usual cooking. Mom and I usually prepare it every alternative week on Sundays and use it for the weekdays. I can have it with Idli, Dosa, Chappathi, Rice , even as a sandwich spread. Easy and quick to make , it has all the flavours of chilli and tanginess mixed in the right proportion.

1.8 - 10 tomatoes blanched in hot water
2.Red chillie powder - 2 spoons
3.Coriander powder - 1 spoon
4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 spoon
5. Tamarind - a small ball ( you can adjust it to your taste or even avoid it, if the tomatoes are very ripe)
7. Salt to taste
8. For seasoning Oil. Mustard seeds, Urad dal and Fenugreek seeds

1. Blanch the tomatoes in hot water and let it cool down
2. Once it is completely cooled down, take the tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth paste
3. In a thick bottomed wok, add a little oil
4. When the oil is hot add the seasoning agents one by one

5. To this add the tomato puree followed by the dry powders mentioned above

6. Keep stirring to avoid the pulp staying below.

7. Do not stand too close to the wok as there will be hot bubbles bursting as the thokku gets thicker.

8. When you see oil coming on to the sides of the wok, the tomato thokku is ready.

9.Serve with some hot idlis or paper roast dosas

They are not only a good combination to eat but also to see, it would be a visual treat to the eyes, when you seve them with white fluffy idlis, the color combination would be very nice. Do try and let me know how you liked it.Check my blogger buddies running 8th edition of blogging marathon here.

This dish is off to Condiment Mela hosted by Srivalli.


Indian Khana said...

Looks so gud ...love that colour

Jane said...

The flavours sound delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Colorful Thakkali Thokku!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Yumm :) absolutely love it.

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