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Chennai Special Thakkali Thokku - Tomato Onion Gravy - Side dish for Chappathi, Idli, dosa, etc.

Thakkali Thokku is one of the famous spicy side dish recipe made in several houses in Tamilnadu. This is made using tomatoes and onions mixed with usual masala powders. Tastes well with Chappathi, poori, dosas and even idlis. Try this yummy easy to make gravy recipe and enjoy.

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Ingredients for making Thakkali Thokku

Onions – 4
Tomatoes - 8
Green Chilly - 1
Garlic - 8 pods
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
Chilly powder – 2 tsp.
Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
Salt - 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds – 1tsp.
Urad dhal – 1tsp.
A sprig of Curry leaves
Chopped Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp.
Oil as required.

Method for making Thakkali Thokku

1. Chop the onions, tomatoes, and slit the green chillies and garlic.

2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter the mustard seeds and fry the urad dal to golden brown. Add the curry leaves, finely chopped onions, green chilly and garlic and saute well till the onions become transparent.

3. Next add the tomatoes along with the required amount of salt.

4. Saute well till the tomatoes become juicy.

5. Now add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder and the coriander powder. Mix well and then add the required amount of water and close it with a lid.

6. Cook this in a medium flame for 5 to 10 minutes.

7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with chappathi or even white rice.

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