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Tomato Thokku for Idli Dosa | Side dish for Idli Dosa and Chapati

Tomato Thokku Recipe for Idli Dosa
Tomato thokku is a quick and easy side dish to complement your hot idli and dosa. The little bit of spiciness from chilli and tangi taste alongside the small chunks of onion, garlic for each bite make it a perfect side dish for a hot plate of idli. It can be prepared in the mean time your idlies are cooked.
Tomato Thokku Recipe
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Side dish for Idli Dosa

Tomato Thokku For Idli Dosa

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Serves: 4


Tomato - 4
Onion - 2
Garlic - 1 tblspn, finely chopped
Chilli powder - 2 tblspn
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Sugar - 1/8 tsp
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Curry leaves - fistful


Finely chop onion and tomatoes.

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard seeds. Once it start to crackle, add in urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves.

Add in chopped garlic and saute for few seconds, The, add in onion and saute till it becomes translucent.

Then add in chopped tomato, chilli powder, turmeric, salt, sugar and asafoetida. Stir fry till the tomatoes turns mushy. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 15 minutes. Switch off the flame, once desired consistency is reached.

Serve with hot idli, dosa or chapati.

Keep all your ingredients ready
Heat oil in a pan, crackle some mustard seeds. Add in urad dal and red chilli.
Add in chopped garlic
Saute for few seconds
Add in curry leaves
Let the garlic brown a little
Add in finely chopped onion
Stir fry the onion till it becomes translucent
Then, add in chopped tomatoes
chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida
Add in sugar and salt to taste
Saute till the tomatoes become mushy. 
Once tomato turns mushy, add a cup of water. If you add water before it turns mushy, it will not cook properly
Cover with a lid and cook for 10 to 15 minutes
Switch off the flame once desired consistency is reached
Tomato Thokku for Idli Dosa Ready
Serve with hot idli, dosa ir chapati!

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