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Tangy Tomato Chutney, Tomato Thokku Recipe

By Anjana Chaturvedi @maayeka

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Tangy tomato chutney - Delicious ,easy tomato chutney/ thokku -South Indian Style

Tangy Tomato Chutney- Chutneys are an integral part of Indian cuisine. An Indian thali is incomplete without some chutney or pickle.Their are so many types of chutneys some are raw, some are cooked, made with herbs, fruits and with vegetables.

Tangy tomato chutney is very popular in North Indian and South Indian cuisine.This tomato thokku is my favorite as it have a fresh taste of tomato and the roasted methi seed powder gives it a nice taste.

This tangy tomato chutney is quite a simple and easy recipe which pairs well with idli,dosa,poori ,chapati, breads or any fried snack. This tomato thokku stays well for a month in the refrigerator

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Tangy Tomato Chutney, Tomato Thokku

Tangy tomato chutney - Delicious ,easy tomato chutney/ thokku -South Indian Style

Course: Chutney /Dips, Side Dish

Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine

Keyword: tomato chutney, tomato thokku

  • 4 Dried Red Chilli, Whole
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • Dry Roast fenugreek seeds/methidana in a pan on low heat till they become red in colour.

  • Cool fenugreek seeds and grind to make a fine powder and keep aside.

  • Heat oil in a wide and heavy bottom pan .

  • Ad cooking oil and when it become warm add white lentil and mustard seeds.

  • When seeds start crackling add asafoetida, curry leaves and whole red chilies.

  • Now add chopped tomatoes and salt and mix.

  • Cover the pan partially with a lid and let it cook on medium heat till tomatoes become soft.

  • Now add jaggary,chili powder and 1/2 tsp of roasted fenugreek powder and mix.

  • Simmer till it thicken and oil surface.

  • Keep stirring in between to avoid sticking at the bottom.

  • When it become thick ,let it cool down completely.

  • Store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated.

  • Though it stays well for 3-4 days at room temperature but I prefer to store it in the refrigerator during summer.

Serving suggestions- taste great with idli, dosa, rice, roti and fried snacks.

  1. Don't over roast fenugreek seeds else they taste bitter.
  2. Can substitute jaggary with sugar,but I prefer using jaggary
  3. use ripe red tomatoes

Filed Under: Tagged With: Chutnies /Dips, bachelor cooking, chutney, dip, no onion and garlic, South Indian recipes, tangy, thokku, tomato South Indian Food

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