Tomato thokku/Thakkali Thokku/Tomato Gojju
Onion - 1 large chopped fine
Tomato - 4 medium chopped fine
Garlic - 3 pods(optional use only)
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/ 4 tsp or methi powder - a pinch
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - few
Cilantro - few chopped
salt as needed
Oil - 1 - 2 tbsp
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and urad dhal.. when they start to splutter up add curry leaves, hing and methi seeds or methi powder... immediately add onions and fry till golden brown.. next add garlic pods(optional use only... add if you like the flavor also... whole or sliced thin)...saute and add tomatoes... mash and cook till they are very pulpy and are mashed very well and water has left ... next add chilli powder and mix and then add a cup of water and salt... reduce flame and allow it to cook for 5 minutes...garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.
This goes well with idli/dosas or ven pongal and also chapathis. Can also mix with rice and enjoy your simple tomato rice.