Thakkali Urugai/Tomato Pickle

I have already posted my tomato thokku without any pickle masala version.But today's version is a slightly different one with the pickle masala and bit spicy which I learned from my friend's mom.This is a flavorful and tangy,spicy pickle which goes very well with curd rice,other tiffin varieties such as idly,dosa and upma.Now on to the recipe.......


Tamarind paste2tsp
Chilly powder2tbs
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam1/2tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu3/4tsp
Saltto taste

For tempering
Mustard seeds1tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig


                                Chop the tomatoes finely,dry roast the fenugreek seeds,mustard seeds separately and powder it in a mortar or blender,keep aside.
Heat 2tbs of oil in a heavy bottom pan.Once the oil is hot add the chopped tomato and cook it for 5-6 minutes.
Now add the tamarind paste,chilly powder and salt to it,cook it covered in the medium flame till the oil separates or it becomes thick(mine took 23mins.).Stir it in between to avoid  burning.At this stage add the ground powder,stir it well and cook it for a minute.
Heat the remaining oil in a small pan and do the tempering with the ingredients.Add it to the tomato paste and mix it well.Store it in a clean,dry air tight bottle after cooling.
 Tomato pickle is ready.


  • Be generous in the oil to keep the pickle fresh and for long shelf life.
  • Cover the tomato while cooking otherwise it will splash.
  • Sliced garlic can also be added in the tempering. 
  • Chopping the tomatoes to fine pieces makes the cooking fast otherwise it takes long time to get cook.
  • Do not cook for a long time after adding the powder.

This goes for Cooking Concepts#9-Spring Seasonal Food event happening at Sravs Culinary Concepts and Pickles and Preserves Fest at Sizziling tastebuds.


Love the last click. Mouth watering.

Curd rice n thakkali thokku awesome n worlds best combo love this thokku method..

wow a perfect and comforting pickle with tomato. With curd rice this must taste yum

looks perfect and very tempting :)

Bookmarking this one..Looks so colourful and mouthwatering..

Tongue tickling pickle....tomato picke and curd rice would make a heavenly combo

Wow..Yummy thokku with curd rice,simply irresistible.

My mouth is literally watering... this looks so delicious! I love spicy tomatoes dishes like this and it's great with rice, bread anything! Well done. :)

superb one :) I am gonna try this soon ! Thanks for linking it to the event too, Nalini..

bookmarked this recipe :)

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Pickle and thayir sadam looks so inviting..

Looks super tempting, lovely color and seems like they go well with yogurt rice :-) Will try out sometime soon..

MOuthwatering here, looks fabulous and super tempting..

wow yummy and spicy pickle .....

I love to try this pickle with my rice.

fingerlicking good! love the color!

wow... mouth watering recipe... looks fantastic..

I love this pickle...used to buy priya's tomato pickle a lot,never thought of trying at home..yummy !

Lip-smacking pickle quiet tempting one !! Thanks for linking to the event ~~ Appreciate It :)

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This is a pickle I always tried to make, but never got right. Let me try out your recipe and see how it goes. The pictures look very tempting...

This is a pickle I always tried to make, but never got right. Let me try out your recipe and see how it goes. The pictures look very tempting...

wawooo so testy pickle.... keep continue

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