Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thakkali Pachadi | Tomato Pachadi | Accompaniment for rice

Thakkali Pachadi , an easy & delicious accompaniment for rice with sambar or with any south indian one pot meal. Thakkali pachadi is the must accompaniment for kootan soru, ulunthu soru or paruppu soru in our home and it's my favorite pachadi. In my schooldays, i love to have parappu soru with this pachadi in my lunch box and all my friends also very fond of this pachadi, so i used to pack some extra pachadi for all of them. 

Thakkali Pachadi

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Tomato - 2 (well ripen)
Pearl Onion - 4 
Turmeric powder - pinch
Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves -few
To grind
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Cumin seed - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1 pod(small)
Pearl onion - 1 

Cut the onions and tomatoes into small pieces.Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard once it splutters add urad dal.After that add onion and saute till it  become translucent, add tomatoes  & saute it till it's mushy.Add  turmeric,chili powder and salt.Mix it well.Grind the ingredients listed under "To grind" into fine paste and add the coconut paste into the tomatoes and mix well.Now add 1/4 cup of water & bring it to boil & keep it in medium flame.Once the raw smell goes off , add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.Serve this as the  accompaniment for rice.
  • Adjust the water according to your preferred consistency.
  • Adjust the chili powder according to the sourness of the tomato.
  • If you're tomato have more sourness, you may need more chili powder than i mentioned here.
  • Don't add more coconut than i mentioned here, it will spoil the taste and the pachadi will be bland.

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