Once you learn how to make this Onion Tomato thokku recipe, there are many ways you could use them. Amma and Paatti calls it Gojju and sometimes they refer this as “Baath” 🙂 Not sure why though. I am used to calling it as thooku 😁 You can serve this as a side dish to Idli, Dosai,Chapathi or you can mix this with hot rice or you can use this as a spread in Wraps or you can serve this on top of warm bread toast 😋 There are endless possiblities and the list goes on.. In the below recipe I haven’t used Garam Masala. We generally prefer it without too much masala flavor however you could add a teaspoon of Garam Masala if you are ok with that.
- If you are staying outside India try using Bombay Onions or Red Onions. White onions aren’t much apt for this recipe.
- The color of the Thokku depends on the variety of tomatoes you use
- Adding a teeny tiny bit of sugar or jaggery enhances the taste. Also it retains that reddish orange color on the Thooku
- If you are adding Garam Masala you can add a tsp of Saunf and some ginger garlic pieces too
- I prefer using Sesame oil for this recipe however if you don’t have sesame oil you can replace it with Vegetable oil or Sunflower oil
- Alternatively you can first grind onion and tomatoes directly to a paste and then add it in the frying pan