Thakkali Poondu Thokku Recipe

Tomato garlic pickle is my favourite. Tangy, spicy, tasty tomatoes with garlic combines in to a delicious pickle. Try and enjoy!
Thakkali Poondu Thokku picture


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
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Recipe Story

Back home, my grandma prepares this thakkali thokku and sends in bottles. I thought it would be difficult to get the exact taste and texture. But now, i decided to give a try. Amazingly it came out very well.


 Ripe red tomatoes2
 Garlic5 Clove (25 gm)
 Tamarind paste1 Teaspoon
 Red chilli powder3 Teaspoon (as per taste)
 Turmeric powder1 Teaspoon
 Fenugreek seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Asafoetida1 Teaspoon
 Mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
 Gingely oil5 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 102 Calories from Fat 66

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.6%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 143.4 mg6%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.2%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 32.5% Vitamin C 20.9%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 9.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Grind the tomatoes with tamarind paste in to a fine paste without any lumps and keep aside.
2. Roast the fenugreek and asefeotida with a tsp oil and crush in to fine powder.
3. Heat 2 tsp oil in kadai, splutter the mustard, add the garlic and saute for 2mins(dont let it to brown), add the tomato paste, cover and let it boil in medium heat.
4. When the thokku gets little thick, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, fenugreek powder and salt and mix well. If needed add a tsp oil and again cover, simmer and boil for 5mins.
5. Now uncover, give a stir and adjust taste, boil till the oil floates on sides and thokku consistency is reached.
6. Store in an airtight container and relish!

Tastes great with Curd rice, dosa, idli, chappati.



Misha says :

Hi! How long can this pickle be stored with or without refrigeration? Regards, Misha
Posted on: 15 May 2012 - 5:52am

Yamuna Sivasankar says :

Hi, Basically, I have great interest on cooking especially in making new recipes.I tried yours and it simply tastes very well for chapathi.....My husband likes very much and it is also a simple method of preparation. Thank u so much for giving a new recipe for our food Menu. Regards, Yamuna.
Posted on: 6 April 2010 - 9:37am