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Thakkali Pachadi

Thakkali Pachadi

Today's recipe is a simple and lightly tangy pachadi made with tomatoes. It is quick side dish for rice. All you need to do is to saute tomatoes and add spiced yogurt. In some regions the tomatoes are not cooked. They are just smashed with hands and yogurt is mixed followed by tempering.You can use any of this methods either raw as a salad or briefly cooked. It has a nice cooling effect on the body and is healthy and delicious.

Tomatoes- 4 medium
Green chilly- 2
Dry red chilly- 2
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Sugar-1 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil- 2 tsp

Yogurt- 1 1/2 cup
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Cumin- a pinch

Cut tomatoes into cubes. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the splutter add curry leaves and dry red chilly and fry for a few seconds. After this add diced tomatoes and green chilly,sugar and salt and saute till the tomatoes get soft and cooked. Switch off the flame and let it cool down
Meanwhile make a paste of grated coconut, cumin. Blend this mixture into the yogurt and pour it over the cooked tomatoes. You can serve it like this or just heat and allow the pachadi to warm a bit. Serve with rice.

Version 2:  Chop tomatoes and slightly mash it with hands and mix the coconut -yogurt mixture and finally do tempering with oil,mustard seeds, dry red chilly and curry leaves and pour on top. This is an instant pachadi as there is no actual cooking involved.
Note:You can substitute tomatoes with mangoes that are slightly sweet,not too ripe ones to make an instant   mango kichadi.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Suja this looks very tempting; perfect with rice and pappadum

  2. yummy n tangy pachadi....superb

  3. Wow..Perfect.I love pachadi with tomatoes Suja..With some fish fry..Yum.Nice Click dear.

  4. Delicious daughter's favorite..nice clicks

  5. looks yummy n tasty pachadi vth rice na........


  6. Pachadi looks simply mouthwatering. excellent preparation.

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  7. Pachadi looks so inviting..loved it absolutely!! Some awards are waiting for you in my space..Please do drop by and collect them!! :)

  8. Very nice tomato pachadi! It will be a fine accompaniment for rice varieties!!

  9. That looks delicious...


  10. so simple and delicious pachadi..will try ur version :)

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  11. Nice chutney with scrumptious flavors!!

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  12. Love tomato pachadi, looks yumm and beautiful pic Suja :)

  13. Quick n easy pachadi,lov all kinds of pachadi..

  14. Looks like the curry is placed right in front of me and I just have to reach out to taste it..!

  15. This looks so tempting! Perfectly done too :)

  16. hi suja...long time no see...pachadi is adipoli...

  17. Would be perfect with a spicy biriyani..Delish!

  18. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

  19. hi suja, first i see this side dish, it does look very appetizing- a veggie delight. have a nice day

  20. Very easy and tasty recipe, first time here Suja and following you..

  21. Thakalli pachadi adipoli..liked ur pic too.

  22. This pachadi looks so yummy and tempting.

  23. Pachadi with thakalli looks yummy..Nice clicks dear..

  24. Thakkali pachadi looks awesome Suja. I will make this one.

    1. pachadi ugranayittundu...... blogil puthiya post...... EE ADUTHA KAALATHU........ vayikkane..........

  25. dreamy pachadi - please link to my chutney event Suja

    1. Thanks Priya,would love to link it to your wonderful event..

  26. Seriously mouthwatering dish! I've never had Thakkali pachadi, but, I think I might want to try them one day :)

  27. never tasted raita with cooked tomato! nice idea & it imparts such a lovely pink colour to the curds.

  28. I love it so much, long time since I made, feeling so tempted, loved the clicks!

  29. i didn't know we could make pachadi with thakkali.. this looks super yum! vayil vellamoorunnu..

  30. That looks awesome, I just need a spoon to eat it :)

  31. looks to try it out sometime

  32. looks yum..hearing this for the first time..will give it a try.. :)

  33. thakkali pachadi adhyamayittu kelkkuva.... it looks so amazing that I have to try this soon...

  34. irst time here ... glad to follow you ... very yummy thakkali pachadi
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  35. this is pretty new for me, would be great to try for next party!!


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