Aromatic, succulent and spicy Therakkal is a side dish which can be served for Idly, Dosa, Appam or on bread. Juicy tomatoes, ground shallots and garlic gives a fantastic aroma while cooking. This flavourful dish can be stored for up to 3 days and would still manage to stay fresh. It can be easily packed for travel. Preparation is quite simple and it can be prepared with simple ingredients. Therakkal means Therakkuthal in Tamil “To sauté” in English. Onion, garlic and tomato are sautéed to get this mouth watering Therakkal.



Shallots-100 gms

Garlic-50 gms

Tomato-1/4 kgms

Fennel seeds-1 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Red chilli-9nos

Oil-2 tbsp

Curry leaves-2 twig

Salt-1 1/2 tsp

Method to Prepare:

Peel Onion and Garlic.

Soak red chilli.

Cut Tomatoes.


Grind shallots, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin, soaked red chilli and cumin seeds to a coarse paste.

Heat oil in a thick bottom wok, season with fennel few seeds, add curry leaves and ground paste until you get nice aroma of onion garlic.

Add chopped tomatoes and salt. Saute well and cook in a low flame till the oil floats on it’s sides.

Thakkali Therakkal is ready to serve.

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