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28 Mar 2007

Tomato Pickle/Thakkali Achar

Ingredients and method
Tomato - 1/2 kg
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Fennel seeds(Perinjeerakam) powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 3 nos
Curry leaves - A few
Coconut oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds - A little
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp

1)Clean and cut tomatoes into fine pieces.
2)Mix with salt and keep it for half an hour.
3)Grind together chillies and curry leaves.
4)Heat coconut oil in a pan or a kadai.
5)Splutter mustard seeds.
6)Add ginger paste, garlic paste, fennel seeds powder and green chillies-curry leaves paste.
7)Stir for 2 mins.
8)Add chilly powder and turmeric powder. Stir well.
9)Add tomato.
10)Allow it to cook.
11)Add salt, if reqd.
12)Add vinegar.
13)Cook, until this becomes thick and gets a consistency of that of jam.:- Serve with dosas or can be used as a side dish for rice.

Recipe submitted to RP for Jhiva for tomatoes


  1. Good recipe, you can send this to RP's workshop as she is hosting the Jihva for tomatoes.


  2. Hi Sp,
    Thanks for the suggestion..
    Hope to see you again..

  3. Hi,
    Ur tomato pickel is nice and simple...........


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