PREP TIME: 5 Mins
COOKING TIME: 30 Mins
Tomato – 6
Garlic – 8 pods finely chopped
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Salt – to taste
Chilli powder – 2 tea spoons
Mustard – 1 tea spoon
Urad dal – 1 tea spoon
Oil – 2 tea spoons
STEP 1: Chop the tomatoes and blend it to a fine paste. You can use chopped tin tomatoes and blend them.
STEP 2: Heat oil in a pan and add mustard. Once the mustard splutters add urad dal and fry till it turns golden brown.
STEP 3: Add the curry leaves and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
STEP 4: Turn the heat completely down and pour the tomato paste in the oil.
STEP 5: Add required salt and chilli powder and mix well.
STEP 6: Cook the mixture in slow flame for 30 minutes or until the tomato mixture condenses to half the quantity. (It can be cooked in high flame to reduce the cooking time but the mixture will start splashing all over the place)
TIP: This thokku can be served with chapathi, dosa or idli.