Tomato thokku is a great combination for rotis and is used as a side for rotis/rice during travel - reason being tomato thokku stays fresh & tasty for 3-4 days even without refrigeration.
I made this simple tomato thokku (pickle) as a side for muli paratha. This thokku can also be used as a rice-mix / as a spread on bread. I simply love to have this rich & red thokku with curd rice.
IngredientsRipe Tomatoes - 5-6 nos (Medium sized / chopped)
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (adjust heat to your spice level)
Salt - to taste
Gingelly oil - 4-5 tbsp (be generous with oil as it prevents tomato thokku from spoiling)
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1 tsp (dry roast 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds and grind them into fine powder after it cools)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig.
Heat gingelly oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add chopped tomatoes and saute for 2-3 mins on medium heat. Tomatoes will become soft & soggy from heat. Now, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, hing, fenugreek powder, curry leaves, salt and cook until oil separates from the sides of the pan.
Tomato thokku is now ready to use.
- You can also saute chopped onions (1 - medium sized) before adding tomatoes.