Friday, January 13, 2012

Thakkali Pattani Thokku / Tomato Peas Curry

         This is another recipe of my Mom, one of my favorite too,love it with hot rice n papad/Potato Fry. Very spicy and tangy curry cooked with peas. Garlic,Mint and whole garam masala gives you lots of flavor. We make this curry with dried peas, I used some left over soaked peas which i used after making Green Peas Cabbage Vada. The peas were sprouted and this curry turned out to be more nutritious and delicious. You can also try this with frozen/fresh peas. Plz Adjust the spice level according to your taste, mine was HOT...HOT...Now to the recipe..

Ingredients
  1. Onion   1 large (finely chopped)
  2. Tomato   2 large (chopped)
  3. Peas    1/4 cup (fresh/dried-soaked n cooked)
  4. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  5. Turmeric powder    1/8 tsp
  6. Chili powder   2 tsp
  7. Curry masala powder    1/2 tsp
  8. Salt     to taste
  9. Cilantro    2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  10. Mint leaves   1 tsp(chopped)
To Temper
  1. Oil    1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  4. Clove    2-3 no.s
  5. Cinnamon    1" stick
  6. Garlic    2-3 cloves(crushed)
  7. Green chili   1 no.(finely chopped)
Method
  • If using dried green peas, soak it for 6 hours or overnight and cook 3/4 th and keep aside until use.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients , one by one and wait till splutter and fry them lightly.
  • Then add onions and curry leaves and saute till it turns translucent.
  • And add tomatoes and saute till it turns mushy and tender.
  • Now add peas and turmeric powder and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • And then add red chili powder and fry for 1-2 minutes and add 1/4 cup water, enough salt and bring it boil for 4-5minutes.
  • Then add curry masala powder and simmer for 2 minutes or until desired consistency.
  • Lastly add mint and cilatro and turn off the stove.(no pic for this step,forgot to take)
  • That's it..Hot and Tangy Tomato Peas Curry is ready to serve.


25 comments:

  1. wow..its looks yummy dear...love the thick colour of the dish n combo of the dish is really superbb...

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  2. Thokku looks absolutely droolworthy Sangee, a prefect pair for rotis too.

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  3. Slurp...tempting and flavorful patanni thokku,feel like grabbing the plate.

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  4. Nice thokku, looks very spicy and flavorful..

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  5. Tangy, simple & a lip smacking curry..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. yummy looking dish. i think if dish connected with mom itself becomes delicious

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  7. Curry looks yumm! I think any sprouted legume will be suiting this! will try with kondaikadalai n let u know! :)

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  8. in any form grenn peas i love it..i love the masala..too good..

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  9. Looks really hot... Love the platter.

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  10. What a lovely colorful meal..the last click is soo inviting!

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  11. i loved this curry. we make a similar tomato based gravy. i love the addition of mint to this... love the presentation at the end

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  12. happy pongal to you and family..nice curry..i feel it goe well with roti too

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  13. The thakkali pattani thokku looks absolutely sumptuous! I love intense flavours and your pictures never fail to convey how lipsmackingly good your dishes are.

    En iniya Pongal Nalvaazhthukkal! Hope you are enjoying your family time at home now.

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  14. Happy pongal to you dear....Curry looks very yummy...

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  15. Happy Sankranthi :)Nice tokku..

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  16. Very yummy looking one. Happy Pongal to you.

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  17. The color is lovely and the dish looks delicious. Loved it. I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..! :)

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  18. This curry has a lovely color...looks yummy and mouthwatering..
    Iniya Pongal Nalvazhuthukal, Sangee

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  19. Super-delish luking and so yummy Thakkali Pattani Thokku Dear.Happy Pongal.

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  20. Thokku looks so delicious and I loved the beautiful color of the curry.

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  21. awesome combo....curry looks superb!!

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  22. wow, love that bright red colour... looks so pretty! :)

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