tomato pachadi recipe, andhra tomato chutney recipe
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Tomato Pachadi

This recipe of andhra style tomato pachadi is tangy, sour and spicy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: condiment, side dish
Cuisine: andhra, south indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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


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.


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


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 87.5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg