Tomato is a traditional vegetable. In Tamil language, we call it as "Thakkali". Since Tomato is all around the world, we have a traditional grown variety of Tomato, which we call it as "Nattu Thakkali", or the Tomato from the Local country side.
We can add Onion and Tomato in almost all our dishes, it is only a personal choice. Tomato has many health benefits. There are some dish where we use Tomato as main ingredient for example: Tomato chutney.
Chopped Tomatoes are used for almost all dishes. Small quantities are used for Sambar and Kuzhambu.
Photo representing the amount of tomato, onions and garlic needed for making Veg Kuzhambu or Fish Kuzhambu:
Popular dish where Tomato is used:
Tomato and Onion are most common vegetables in day-to-day dishes.
Spelling variations in Tamil name for Tomato:
Thakkali, Naatu thakkali, Thakkali Nadu,