Oct 30, 2012

Green Tomato Thokku or Pacha Thakkali Thokku

Green Tomato Thokku / Pacha Thakkali Thokku

A spicy and sour fantastic side dish with rice / variety rice like  sambar rice , curd rice, lemon rice / dosa / idli ..

Serves: 2 - 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon urad dal

1 onion, finely sliced

2 green tomatoes (pacha thakkali), finely sliced

1 spring curry leaves or 6 nos

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon sambar powder

2 pinches turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

1 tablespoon water

2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


In a wide pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they start to pop add urad dal and fry for 1 - 2 minute.

Add finely sliced onion and fry for 3 minutes till golden color on a medium to low heat.

Add finely sliced tomatoes. Mix it well.

Add curry leaves, red chilli powder, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients well on a low heat.

Add salt to taste and 1 tablespoon water. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 - 12 minutes or till tomato - onion mixture well blended with spices and thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with rice / variety rice / idli / dosa / pesarattu ..

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