Monday, 11 April 2016

Thakali Pachadi (Tomatoe Pachadi)

I know you all make pachadi, thakali pachadi a sweet tangy dish deferent from usual pachadis. It goes perfectly with warm rice. Its a very good side dish, you can serve this for a good meal. Here is recipe for you all to try.

  • Onion 1 medium size, sliced thinly
  • Tomatoes 5 medium size, chopped
  • Curd 1 cup, thick one
  • Salt
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Coconut Oil
To grind
  • Coconut 1/2 cup, grated
  • Green chilli 2 nos
To Tempering
  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli 2 nos
  • Curry Leaves 1 sprig
  • Coconut Oil

Grind grated coconut and green chilli to a fine paste by adding some water. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai or medium size skillet add sliced onion and fry for 1 minute. Now add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Cook this for 5 minutes covered until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy. Season with salt and sugar and mix well. 

Now pour the coconut paste and mix well. Cook this for 3 to 4 minutes on medium low flame. Switch off flame and let it cool a bit then add 1 cup curd and mix well. 

Heat a small pan on medium flame with oil , splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli and curry leaves. Pour this over the pachadi and mix well. Serve this with warm rice. It goes well with Roti too.

NB: The pachadi colour will change the tomatoes which you use. Over ripened tomatoes gives little more red colour. I used medium ripen tomatoes. Enjoy cooking..

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