Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tomato Pickle (Thakkali Achar)


Tomatoes – 4 nos.

Tamarind paste – 3-6 tbsp

Green chilli,chopped – 2-4 nos.

Chilli powder- 2-4 tsp

Mustard seed – 1tsp

Fenugreek seed – ½ tsp

Hing powder – 1/2 tsp

Jaggery powder - ½ tsp(optional)

Garlic chopped – 3-5 cloves

Ginger chopped – ½ tsp




  • Wash the tomatoes and put tomatoes into boiling water for 5 -10 minutes ,then put the tomatoes into cold water and the skin of tomatoes are off. Then blend to a puree in the mixer. Set aside
  • In a pan heat oil,add mustard seed,when mustard seed start to pop add fenugreek seed, hing powder along with chopped garlic and chopped ginger and sauted for a minutes.Carefull don’t burn.
  • Add the tomato puree along with green chilli and cook till mushy, stirring in between.Once the tomato is done cooking, add salt and stir well.
  • Cook for another 2 minutes.Now, add the chilli powder,tamarind paste and jaggery powder.
  • Cook on a low-medium flame till the oil separates from the pickle on the sides. Stir in between, every once in 5 minutes.
  • Once ready, the pickle should have the consistency of a semi-solid paste.


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