Tomato Pachadi/Thakkali Thokku/Tomato Chutney

We are entering the 66th edition of Blogging Marathon and this week theme is going to be fruits that are vegetables.
Some of the veggies we use in our regular everyday  cooking are fruits.Veggies such as tomato,avacoda,corn,peas,eggplant,capsicum are technically fruits but those are considered as veggies.
For the day 1,I decided to make the tomato pachadi/thokku aka tomato chutney.This tomato chutney I noted down from my friend.Whenever I have lot of over ripened tomatoes,I make.Since I got lot of homegrown tomatoes from a friend of mine I made it.This chutney/pachadi is a perfect accompaniment for idly,dosa and roti,also can be mixed with rice.It stays fresh for a week in the refrigerator and perfect for travel.Off to the recipe................

                                                                        Tomato Pachadi/Toamto Thokku/Tomato Chutney

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 25- 27 minutes
   Makes ~ around 1.5 cups


 2-3 cups
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1 -2(finely chopped)
Garlic/poondu(finely chopped)
3-4 cloves
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1-1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/2 tsp
1-1.5 tsp
2- 3 tbs

  For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
1 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1.5 tsp
Channa dhal/kadalparuppu
1 tbs
Red chilly/varamilagai
a pinch
Curry leaves
few leaves
  • Heat a pan with 1-2 tbs of oil and add in the chopped tomato.Saute it well for 2-3 minutes.Now add in the red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.Cook it uncovered if you want the chutney to be chunky.Otherwise cook it partially covered for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Now in a separate pan add the remaining oil and do the tempering with the given ingredients,Add the chopped green chilly and garlic to it .Fry it for a minute.
  • Pour the tempering to the tomato mixture and cook it till the oil separates.After cooling store in a container and keep refrigerated.
  • Serve it with idly,dosa and roti.

  • If the tomato has more of juice and seeds discard some of it.
  • Adjust the chilly powder according to personal preference.


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I am drooling over this the way the oil is floating up with that sole green chilly and little polka dotted mustard seeds show up..amazing..looks so pretty too.

Mouthwatering seeing the pics. Amazing clicks Nalini

Love this thokku anytime with any tiffin or rice. :-)

Stunning picture Nalini, I want to simply grab it right off the screen...

Omg, this thokku is torturing me, wat a irresistible and catchy colour.

What a delicious looking tomato chutney Nalini. It looks so vibrant and inviting.

The pictures speak volumes about how wonderful the chutney would have tasted. Fabulous!

Oh my! I can have this thokku with absolutely anything. All I need is a bowl of curd rice now.

Amazing clicks...loved the presentation and ofcourse the pachadi too

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