South Indian gravy

Tomato(thakkali) pachadi

Thakkali pachadi is an authentic kerala recipe made with tomatoes, coconut paste and red chillies. This is a very easy and simple recipe for the beginners. Whenever this is made, there is no left out. It is spicy as well as sweet.



Tomatoes – 10

Salt – As required

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Jaggery – 2 tbsp

For grinding

Red chillies – 2

Coconut (grated)- 1 cup

Mustard – 1 tsp

  • Cut the tomatoes into half, add salt, turmeric powder, jaggery and pressure cook it.
  • Grind the grated coconut, mustard seeds and red chillies finely.
  • Heat the pan and add 1 tsp oil and sputter the mustard seeds.
  • Now add the pressure cooked tomatoes and mash it well.
  • Once it starts to boil, add the ground coconut paste and allow it cook for ten more minutes.
  • Serve it with hot rice and milagu pappadam.

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