How to make Thakkali Pachadi -

Tempered tomato chutney with yogurt

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Dakshin Delights.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Split Black Gram Skinless

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Raitas

Thakkali Pachadi

Thakkali Pachadi Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Thakkali Pachadi Recipe

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 small

  • Split Black Gram Skinless 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken 3

  • Asafoetida 1 a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Salt Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, split black grams, red chillies and asafoetida.

Step 2

When the seeds begin to splutter add the tomatoes and red chili powder and sauté for about five minutes over a low heat.

Step 3

Set aside to cool completely Add the yogurt and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Serve cold.

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