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Thakkali Thayir Pachadi | Tomato Pachadi

Pachadi is a yogurt and coconut based of Kerala cuisine with either a fruit or vegetable like tomato, pineapple, cucumber, ladies finger (bhindi), beetroot, pumpkin etc. It is an inevitable part of any sadya, even though it is served in a small portion. I have already posted vendakka (bhindi) pachadi, beetroot pachadi and cucumber pachadi , so today I'm sharing pachadi/kichadi with tomato.

Tomato pachadi is a very simple and quick pachadi recipe that you can make for any sadya. Not just for sadya, you can make this pachadi when you want to make a simple light lunch and serve with rice and any thoran/mezhukkupuratti (stir-fry) of your choice. It goes well with chapathi too. So try this easy pachadi for this year's Ona sadya.


{ Tomato in a mildly spiced yogurt and coconut gravy }
Serves 2-3


1 large tomato
½ cup thick curd
Salt to taste

To grind:
¼ cup grated coconut
2-3 green chillies
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp curd

For the tempering:
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1-2 dry red chillies
Few curry leaves


1. Cut the tomato into small cubes. Add little salt and set aside. Whisk the curd until its smooth.

2. Grind together coconut, green chillies, mustard, curd to a slightly coarse paste adding little water if needed.

3. Add this ground coconut paste to the whisked curd and mix well. Add the tomato, salt and mix well.

4. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add red chillies, curry leaves and pour into the pachadi.

Notes and Tips
  • Adjust green chillies according to your spice level. 
  • You can use any cooking oil for tempering, but coconut oil gives the best taste.


  1. too yumm.. perfect pachadi..beful click

  2. It can go well with lot of dishes.. one of my fav.. So comforting and refreshing

  3. Looks fantastic and lovely pictures!

  4. as usual lovely clicks, tomatoes look really robust! bookmarking this to make for lunch soon...

  5. wow delicious pachadi and make this for biryani and am love this coolest one

  6. loved the delicious pachadi and the cute bowl too..

  7. Very delicious pachadi, such a beautiful capture.

  8. Love that click...such a colour combination...its definitely a treat to the the pachadi

  9. Beautiful clicks.. Pachadi looks delicious and refreshing..

  10. delicious tomato pachadi, lovely clicks too..

  11. Love this colourful pachadi. Your fotos adds more taste and flavour to your pachadi. ;-)

  12. I have never made this kind of pachadi with tomatoes. This would be perfect with Uttapams.

  13. Yummy pachadi .. well presented and lovely clicks !

  14. Very tasty pachadi, simply love this..

  15. Thakkali pachadi looks delicious. Loved all your pictures,

  16. Delicious tomato pachadi, beautifully captured!!!

  17. Lovely pics....... Tasty and easy pachadi!!

  18. delicious and healthy tomato pachadi!!!


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