tomato pachadi recipe | thakkali pachadi recipe | andhra tomato chutney

tomato pachadi recipe with step by step pics. this recipe of tomato pachadi is basically an andhra style tomato chutney which is tangy, sour and spicy. these three flavor profiles in this tomato chutney pairs very well with an idli, dosa, uttapam, adai or ulundu vada.

tomato pachadi recipe

both onion chutney and tomato chutney go well with idli or dosa. so there are many variations one can make. i have already shared the following chutney recipes made with tomatoes and onions:

for more spiciness in this tomato pachadi you can increase the amount of red chilies. i have used byadagi chillies, but any type of dry red chili can be used. if using a pungent and hot variety of red chili, then add less of it. i have not added any onions in the tomato chutney, but you can add them.

serve tomato pachadi with idli, dosa, uttapam, adai, mysore bonda and medu vada.

Tomato Pachadi

5 from 4 votes
this recipe of andhra style tomato pachadi is tangy, sour and spicy.
tomato pachadi recipe, andhra tomato chutney recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:condiment,side dish
Cuisine:andhra,south indian
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (husked split black gram)
  • 8 fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 2 byadagi or kashmiri red chilies
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 cup heaped chopped tomatoes or 150 grams tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon tamarind
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup water for grinding or add as required
  • salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS

sautéing tomato pachadi mixture

  • heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. keep the flame to a low.
  • add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds. let them begin to crackle.
  • when they begin to crackle, add 1 teaspoon urad dal.
  • stirring often fry the urad dal on a low flame till they turn golden. 
  • when the urad dal turns golden, then quickly add 2 byadagi or kashmiri red chilies (broken and seeds removed) and 8 fenugreek seeds.
  • mix and stir till the red chilies change color. take care that they should not burn.
  • then immediately add 1 cup heaped chopped tomatoes and 10 to 12 curry leaves and 1 pinch asafoetida. mix very well.
  • add salt as per taste and mix again.
  • on a low to medium-low flame saute this mixture till the tomatoes soften.
  • keep on stirring at intervals. in case the tomatoes start sticking to the pan, then sprinkle some water and continue to cook.
  • the tomatoes should soften completely and become mushy. they should be cooked well.
  • once the tomatoes have cooked well, then switch off the flame. add ½ teaspoon tamarind. there should be no seeds in the tamarind.
  • mix again and let this pachadi mixture become warm or get cooled.

making tomato pachadi

  • then add in a chutney grinder jar. also add ¼ to ⅓ cup water for grinding or as required.
  • grind to a smooth consistency.
  • using a spatula or spoon add the tomato pachadi in a bowl. serve with any dosa varieties, idli varieties or vada varieties.

NOTES

  • to make thakkali pachadi recipe more spicy, you can increase the amount of red chilies.

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Pachadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 586mg25%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 87.5mg106%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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how to make tomato pachadi recipe

1. keep everything ready before you start making tomato chutney. heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. keep the flame to a low. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds.

making tomato pachadi recipe

2. let them begin to crackle.

making tomato pachadi recipe

3. when they begin to crackle, add 1 teaspoon urad dal.

making tomato pachadi recipe

4. stir and fry the urad dal on a low flame.

making tomato pachadi recipe

5. first the urad dal will turn light golden. keep on stirring.

making tomato pachadi recipe

6. after some seconds the urad dal will turn golden and give a nice aroma. this step is important in making this tomato pachadi. if the urad dal does not turn golden, then the pachadi will lack some flavors.

making tomato pachadi recipe

7. when the urad dal turns golden, then quickly add 2 byadagi or kashmiri red chilies (broken and seeds removed) and 8 fenugreek seeds.

making tomato pachadi recipe

8. mix and stir till the red chilies change color. take care that they should not burn.

making tomato pachadi recipe

9. then immediately add 1 cup heaped chopped tomatoes and 10 to 12 curry leaves.

making tomato pachadi recipe

10. add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing).

making tomato pachadi recipe

11. mix very well.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

12. add salt as per taste.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

13. mix again.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

14. on a low to medium-low flame saute this mixture till the tomatoes soften.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

15. keep on stirring at intervals. in case the tomatoes start sticking to the pan, then sprinkle some water and continue to cook.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

16. the tomatoes should soften completely and become mushy. they should be cooked well. once the tomatoes have cooked well, then switch off the flame. add ½ teaspoon tamarind. there should be no seeds in the tamarind.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

17. mix again and let this tomato pachadi mixture become warm or get cooled.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

making tomato pachadi

18. then add tomato mixture in a chutney grinder jar. also add ¼ to ⅓ cup water for grinding or as required.

making andhra tomato pachadi recipe

19. grind to a smooth consistency.

andhra tomato pachadi recipe

20. using a spatula or spoon add the tomato chutney in a bowl. serve tomato pachadi with any dosa varieties, idli varieties or vada varieties or rava uttapam or punugulu.

andhra tomato pachadi recipe

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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4 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana
    Excellent photography !
    Which r the other delicacies in the pic along with tomato pachadi?
    Thanks!