Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle - Tomato Thokku - Thakkali urugai

Tomato Pickle is an  simple authentic delicious pickle. It Goes well with idli,dosa, paniyaram,chapathi,paratha's,jantikalu,chekkalu,bonda,vadai and curd rice. This recipe could be made instant within 15 - 20 minutes. 


                                                          Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle

Prep Time : 10 minutes. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes              
Recipe Category:Andhra  Recipes
Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Ripe tomato - 4 big no's.
salt - 1 tbsp.
tamarind - small lemon size
sesame oil - 1/4 cup.
chilli powder -1 tbsp heaped.
hing -1/4 spoon.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp. 
Seasoning Powder

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.


  • Soak the tamarind in water, for 1/2 an hour then grind it into a smooth paste with little water, and filter it to remove impurities and keep it aside.
  • Dry Roast mustard seeds, in a kadai and saute for few seconds till it pops.Then remove from kadai.
  • In a same kadai add fenugreek seeds, and saute till it turns golden brown and keep it aside.
  • Grind mustard seeds + fenugreek seeds to a fine powder.
  • chop the tomatoes very finely.
  • Take  a heavy bottomed vessel, heat the oil, add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds.

  • When the mustard seeds splutters,add hing.
  • Add chopped tomatoes saute for 10  minutes.

  • Now add filtered  tamarind extract,chilli powder and salt.
  • Saute well in a medium flame , till the oil seperates, and tomatoes turns mushy.

  • Finally add seasoning  powder that we prepared already and  saute for  3 -5   minutes, till everything combines and comes in the form of thokku.
  • Now the tomato pickle is ready. Store it an airtight container. you can store and use for minimum 2 months.
  •  Don't compromise oil. It should be 1/4 cup or more, not less.
  • Always use a dry spoon.
  • In a bowl you can mix one medium sized chopped onions, and  2 to 3 tsp of tomato pickle and you can also have for dosa's and idli' gives additional taste.
  • This pickle is a great accompaniment  for chapathi's, idli's and rice, while you are travelling.

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