Thakkali Gotsu Recipe | Thakkali Curry | Spicy & Tangy Tomato Gravy

Tomato Gotsu Recipe also known as the Thakkali Curry is a quick and easy to make, spicy and tangy tomato gravy you can prepare for a change as a breakfast accompaniment or even as a side dish along with Ven Pongal, Khichdi, Paratha or Dosa.   Sesame (Gingelly) Oil, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Garlic, Pearl onions (Sambar Onions), Tomatoes, Tamarind, Sambar Powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, Jaggery   1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 sprig Curry leaves , roughly torn 2 cloves Garlic , pounded/ chopped 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , quartered 4 Tomatoes 15 grams Tamarind , soaked in warm water 2 teaspoons Sambar Powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon Jaggery     10   20     To begin making Tomato Gotsu Recipe/ Thakkali Curry Recipe, prepare all the ingredients and keep them ready.Soak the tamarind in hot water for 20 minutes. Extract the water from the tamarind to get about 1/2 cup of thick tamarind.Roughly chop the tomatoes and pulse the chopped tomatoes in a mixer grinder. You want a chunky sauce and not a fine puree. This will help add texture to the Tomato Gotsu.Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat, add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Add the curry leaves, garlic and onions and saute until the onions turn tender and translucent. Now, add the crushed  tomatoes, tamarind water, turmeric powder, sambar powder,  salt and jaggery. Stir the Tomato Gotsu and pressure cook for 2 whistles.Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and give the Tomato Gotsu/ Thakkali Curry a stir. Check the salt and spices and adjust to taste accordingly. Transfer the Tomato Gotsu/ Thakkali Curry to a serving bowl and serve hot.Serve Tomato Gotsu / Thakkali Curry with Ven Pongal and  South Indian Filter Coffee for breakfast.