August 28, 2016

Thakkali / Tomato Pachadi

Thakkali pachadi or Tomato raitha is a simple, tasty, delicious and creamy side dish. It is served as a side dish for any pulao varieties. Traditionally we make it as a side dish whenever we make Poricha kuzhambu. Since Poricha Kuzhambu is made without tamarind, tomatoes and curd in this pachadi give a wonderful combo... 

Pre time : 05 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients for making Thakkali / Tomato Pachadi :

Ripened and Firm tomatoes finely chopped from 3 tomatoes
Grated fresh coconut 3 tb spoons
Green chillies 3
Ginger peeled an inch
Salt to taste
Fresh curd 250 ml
Oil 3 tea spoons
Mustard seeds, rad dal and curry leaves for seasoning

How to make Thakkali / Tomato Pachadi?

Heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Once they splutter add a pinch of asafoetida and put the tomatoes and add required salt.

Keep frying in medium flame till the tomatoes are cooked well.

Switch off the stove and keep it aside for getting cold.
Grind the coconut, green chillies and ginger to paste adding some water.

Add the paste to the curd and mix well without any lumps.

Once the fried tomatoes are cooled down add them to the curd.