( Size of an amla )
( Sise of an Amla )
Wash the tomatoes and chop it nicely.
Add Tomato, Red chilli, Turmeric, Asafoetida, Tamarind, salt in mixer and Grind it nicely.
In a Pan,heat 4 tbsp of oil.Splutter mustard seeds and Add the mix. Stir for few minutes so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
Boil for few minutes then pour the rest of the oil. Add Jaggery and mix well. After all the moisture is absorbed,it starts to ooze out oil in the sides.
After it becomes a thick paste, remove it from pan. Please keep the mix in low flame for minimum of 20-25 minutes!
Special Thakkali Thokku is ready to be served
You can also use finely chopped tomatoes instead of tomato puree to make textured.
Consume it fresh or store in refrigerator for a week.
Always use ripe red tomatoes. You may not need to use country tomatoes.
Drizzle a little oil if you find it too dry towardsthefinal stages.
Its recommend to add required oil while seasoning itself as the paste would get sautéed well enough from the start.
The spicy tomato preserve goes well with just anything