Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tomato Pachadi

This is one of my favorite pachadi's, Tomato pachadi. I love the way it looks, those red tomatoes popping out of the rosy curd. Sometimes when i have to cook for one I just make this pachadi and have it with rice for a quick and easy meal. One can also make this just as an additional dish for the dinner table. This is my granny's recipe. I remember granny making this pachadi for me whenever i was not in a mood to eat what was cooked that day and i would have it with rice and fish fry by its side...yummy!!!

3 Tomatoes (medium size)
1 cup Yogurt
1 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 Small onions (pearl onions)
1 Dry red chili
few Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Chili powder
Pinch of hing (Optional)


  • Wash and quater the tomatoes and slice the small onions
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan and add mustard seeds
  • When it starts to splutter add the onions, dried red chili and curry leaves
  • Add a pinch of hing (if using) and then add the quartered tomatoes, red chili powder and stir
  • When the tomato become soft and you see oil separating, switch off the stove
  • Add the yogurt and salt to it and mix
  • If the gravy is too thick you can add little water .....and there you have it friends, Tomato pachadi!!!


Ashwini said...

That is gorgeous Sri... I am thinking it would be a good way to use the last 1-2 tomatoes in the stock. Will try this soon

Sumitha said...

My mum used to add ground coconut in too,Ya it is a no fuss curry,want to try your version without the coconut soon.

sra said...

Looks yummy, Sri. We make something which looks like this with red chilli pickle - mix it with curds and temper it. Try it sometime!

Sri said...

Yeah sure Ashwini, do try making it. It's real simple and easy dish.

Yes you are right Sumi. My granny use to make it both ways ...but i liked the taste of pachadi without coconut. I hope you love it too. :)

Sure Sra I will try that too! Thanks for the recipe.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Sri,
This is a completely different way of tomato pachadi. just one tomato left, will try after getting some.

Sri said...

Hi Lakshmi I hope you love it. Let me know how it turned out.

Seema Bhat said...

Oh wow Sri this looks yummy and this kind of pachadi is new to me ...will definately try it out since tomatoes are the only veggies that is all time present in my fridge.

Asha said...

I love the color of the pachadi,sri.Looks mouthwatering.
I have some plum tomatoes, will try this.

Thanks for baking scones and ejoying them:)

Sri said...

Yeah i know Seema coz mostly all pachadi have coconut in them but somehow i didn't like coconut in tomato pachadi. Even i always have tomatoes in my fridge :)I hope you love my version of pachadi.

Hi Asha, I also love the color of that pachadi. Its a real simple and easy one. Yeah we love love loved it. I am definitely gonna make them again.Thank you.

Menu Today said...

Hi Sri,
Colourful pachadi. Best combination for chutney rice. Thanks for sharing.

archana said...

I love tomato pachadi, i add some ground coconut too. Will be trying your version. Thank you for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious ! Is this a accompaniment for plain rice or pulao vareities ??

Mandira said...

Sri- this looks gorgeous... have few tomatoes in stock :)

Bong Mom said...

What exactly is Pachadi, Sri ? I have heard the term, but not sure of it. Is it like a raita or a kadhi ?
Should try ou, your description is mouth watering

Sri said...

Thanks MT. I hope you like it.

Hi Archana, I know but i like tomato pachadi without coconut in it. I hope you like my version :). Let me know how it turned out.

Hi Priya, Its accompaniment for both, however its best with pulao and briyanis. With plain rice you may like to have an additonal curry, but i love it just with rice too!!! :) Try it.

Hi Mandira, try it out and let me know how it turned out.

Yes Sandeepa you are right it is similar to kadhi, prepared in kerala. The common ingredient that you see in pachadi's is coconut, but somehow i don't like coconut in tomato pachadi,so left it out.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Sri im a new visiter to your blog.This looks Hmm gonna try this today.Thanks

Sri said...

Hello Sowmya Welcome to my blog. Let me know how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

Sri, that looks divine. I made carrot pachadi y'day and was great. This is next in line.

gugiinsingapore said...

Yummy! This is a great recipe, and I love the mixing it with rice. Will make it now.

My mom's version:
- didn't have onions
- used peeled tomatoes
- had coconut

Rajesh said...

Hi Sri, Thanks for the great recipe. Just made it for dinner. It was fantastic. I added a little bit coconut. Ate with with fish fry like you said you have been eating. Good combination!

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