Tomato thokku for rice or dosa is one for the popular every day side dish recipe of South India. The simple, basic but tasty side dish perfect for rice, dosa, roti.

Tomato thokku for rice

Tomato thokku popular everyday side dish recipe of South India. The simple and tasty side dish perfect to serve for rice or for dosa. Made with tomatoes and onion.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 353 kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 2 to matoes large size
  • 2 onion small size
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped


  1. Heat cooking oil in the pan. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. Allow mustard seeds to crackle. 

  2. Add chopped onion and saute in medium to low flame until onion turns pink and translucent.

  3. Add chopped tomatoes. And cook until tomatoes becomes mushy.

  4. Once tomatoes cooked and mushy, add chili powder and saute for a minute.

  5. Then add water and allow it to cook until it becomes thick.

  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

  7. Serve tomato thokku hot with rice, dosa or roti.


The leftover can be refrigerated for about 4-5 days.