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Tomato Onion Thokku , Tomato Onion Thokku for Chapati, Picnic Combo

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 Cups / 20 servings 1x


Tomato Onion Thokku, Thakkali Vengayam Thokku for Chapati, Picnic Combo. Perfect for travel. This is a very easy to do recipe and can be put together in minutes.


  • 3 tablespoon vegetable / canola or sunflower oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 Cups sliced onion
  • 2 Cups finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add in the mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  2. Layer the sliced onions. No need to saute.
  3. Just add the chopped tomatoes on top of the onions.
  4. Add in the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Cover the pressure cooker and cook on a medium flame for 20 minutes. I got about 25 whistles.
  5. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle down naturally.
  6. Open the cooker and transfer the Thokku to a pan. Cook the Thokku for 2-3 minutes to thicken up.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Chutney
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu