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Jan 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..

  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)
  • 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

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

  15. Happy Sankranthi :)Nice tokku..

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

  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..! :)

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

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

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

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

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


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