Apr 4, 2010

Tomato thokku

This thokku is something I made last week before leaving to Chennai. Of course my hubby totally forgot the fact that the thokku is inside the fridge and didn't even bother to take a look. But after coming back from Chennai after a tiring trip, I really liked it with plain rice.  It took less than 10 minutes for me to finish this thokku.

  1. Tomato -2 (chop it finely)
  2. Onion - 1 (chop it finely)
  3. Garlic - 3 cloves (chop it finely)
  4. Mint leaves - 5 or 6 leaves (chopped)
  5. Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Red chillies powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Green chillies - 2 (acc to taste)
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  11. Ajwain seeds - 1/4 tsp
  12. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  13. Hing -  a pinch
  14. Coriander leaves - few
 Pre heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and ajwain seeds.  Add fenugreek seeds and hing and fry it for a minute. Add chopped green chillies and Garlic and fry it till it becomes golden color.  Add the chopped onion and mint. Saute' for few seconds.  Now add the juicy chopped tomatoes to it. Add turmeric powder, red chillies powder and salt and sprinkle a hand full of water. Mix it well and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust water according to your preference.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.  It goes really well with chapathi and with plain rice with teaspoon of ghee.
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