Tomato Pachadi


One more simple and easy recipe to ease your busy morning. This tomato pachadi is of south Indian style mostly use it as a side dish. It goes very well with onion paratha, plain roti, chapati and even you can mix it with plain rice it tastes amazing.

In Tamil language the word "Pachai" means green or raw and "adi" means pound. Broadly translated, it refers to food which has been pounded.

Tomato (chopped)- 1 big no.
Green Chili (chopped) - 1 no.
Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped - 1/4 cup
Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp
Salt  to taste
Curd - 1 cup

> For Grinding:
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp

> For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Whole Red chili - 1 no.
Asafoetida / Hing - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - 3 to 4
Coconut oil/ Vegetable oil - 2 tsp

Time Required: 15 mins.


Step 01) Grind  the grated coconut and mustard seeds  in to fine paste


2. In a bowl add the above paste, chopped tomato, green chilies, fresh coriander leaves, red chili powder and salt mix it well. Then add the curd  and mix  it nicely


3. Heat oil in a pan in medium flame (use coconut oil to bring out the authentic taste of south India) add whole red chili, mustard seeds, Asafoetida /hing and curry leaves. Add this seasoning to tomato pachadi. 

Serve: Serve with chapati, onion paratha, roti, or even it goes very well with plain rice.

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