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March 4, 2011

TOMATO THOKKU FOR IDLY

TOMATO THOKKU

This is a tasty side dish for idly.Whenever i have ripe tomatoes in my hand,first side dish that comes to my mind is this thokku. I learnt this from my mom. Very easy to prepare . U can try this for chapathi too.Ideal side dish for trip / travel ..

INGREDIENTS :

  • Ripe tomatoes – 1/4 kg
  • Big onion – 2 nos (finely chopped )
  • Tamarind – 1 small piece ( Optional )
  • Red chilly powder – 1.5 - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed

To temper :

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – A few

Coriander leaves – To garnish

METHOD :

  • Cube cut tomatoes and finely chop the onions.
  • In a kadai,add oil and temper the items given above. 
  • Now add the onions and saute till transparent.
  • Then add the tomato pieces and saute till it becomes mushy.
  • Add the turmeric & red chilly powder along with salt.
  • Mix well and add the required water to cook. Cover with a lid.
  • After sometime ,check whether the onion & tomato gets cooked.
  • Once the mixture thickens, add the coriander leaves and serve hot..

Tastes divine with hot idlies ;)

tOMATO THOKKU WITH IDLY

KITCHEN CLINIC :

TOMATO

Starting with the basics, tomatoes contain large amounts of vitaminC, providing 40 percent of the daily value (DV). They also contain 15 percent DV of vitamin A, 8 percent DV of potassium, and 7 percent of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of iron for women and 10 percent RDA for men.

The red pigment contained in tomatoes is called lycopene. This compound appears to act as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells in the body. Only recently, studies have revealed that lycopene may have twice the punch of another well-known antioxidant beta carotene. Studies conducted by Harvard researchers have discovered that men who consumed 10 servings of tomatoes a week, or the equivalent to 10 slices of pizza, can cut the risk of developing prostate cancer by a formidable 45 percent. However, its benefits are not limited to the prostate. Italian researchers have found that those who consume more that 7 servings of raw tomatoes lower the risk of developing rectal colon or stomach cancers by 60 percent. Israeli researchers have found that lycopene is a powerful inhibitor of lung, breast, and endometrial cancer cells. Research has also indicated that the lycopene in tomatoes can help older people stay active longer.


27 comments :

  1. wonderful side for idly..thanks for sharing
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  2. Huss loves this with chapathi and it looks rich and tangy...

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  3. The second photo.... yummy plate!

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  4. I do the same way just dnt add tamarind and the dals for tempering...your looks yum n very tempting

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  5. wow...The idly looks so tempting with the tomato thokku...Love the final click...

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  6. Looks delicious and coloful side dish for idli.

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  7. I make tomato thokku without tamarind. Look delicious.

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  8. Yummy chutney i love it with chapathi and idle too. Also goes well with dosas too.

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  9. Fingerlicking tomato thokku, absolutely divine..

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  10. Tasty chutney.Perfect for Idli
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  11. delicious recipe.. perfect for sanyukta's event..
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/2011/02/guest-hosting-cooking-with-whole.html

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  12. This is so simple but always satisfying

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  13. love this thokku..idli looks so soft..yumm combo

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  14. My mom makes this for roti,looks very awesome and nice clicks chitra

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  15. Simply undisputed combo' at my home:)LOvely tiifin

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  16. I like ur version looks spicy n yummy..will give a try

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  17. ummm cheek hurting yummmyyyy:)

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  18. Thokku is perfect with idlis! It looks fiery :)

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  19. I make them with akki rotti. looks yum with idlis. Will try them with idlis :)

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  20. This looks so yummy....First time here...lovely space...Happy to follow it...

    FunWidFud

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  21. Wow,the colour looks so appealing,love it with roti!

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  22. oh yeah i love this karam and spice make...thank you. me making idli tomorrow. so it's idli thokku and coconut chutney!!

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  23. Good recipe of tomato,very interesting.

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  24. uber delicious thokku, Chitra! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments please "follow" my blog if you like it :) and I sure like yours so I am following now :)

    Cheers,
    Priya

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