Tomato Pachadi


  • Tomato (medium size) – 2
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Sugar – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

To grind:

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chilli – 1
  • Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin (Jeeragam) – 1/4 teaspoon
  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch
  • Red Chilli – 1 (Break it into 2 or 3)
  • Curry Leaves – few


  1. Grind coconut, red chilli, mustard and cumin to a fine paste using little water.
  2. Chop the tomato and put it in a kadai. Add a tablespoon of water, turmeric powder and cook it on medium flame just for one or two minutes or it turn soft.
  3. Add the coconut paste and mix well. Allow to boil. Remove from stove and cool it.
  4. Add sugar and salt to the curd and beat it well. Add the tomato mixture to the beaten curd and mix it well.
  5. In a small kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add asafotida powder, red chillies and curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the curd. Close with a lid and refrigerate it for atleast half-an-hour before serving.


  1. Hi,

    This will go with chappathi or rice?

  2. I live in Dehradun and i find this website has very authentic recepies. i can smell all the flavours of Chennai(i grew up there) as i read the recepies.Thanks.

  3. Just made this, and it is really good! I also have eaten a version of this that is made with “white pumpkin”, that is awesome too. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. sudhamani.ks

    Try the same recipe without boiling the coconut paste.(instead of red chilli, use only one green chilli burnt on stove).that is how we prepare in Malnad style

  5. hi….
    have tried few f ur recipes and turned out nice… am an amateur cook n find ur website very useful… thank u

  6. i always look at this to do any recipe. it is very helpful .Hi

  7. Hi Mam ,this is the recipe I tasted when I was young and I didn`t know the method to prepare .Thanks a lot I got it .

  8. hi mdm. just happen to watch yr authentic recipes and found it really interesting am also deeply interested to try traditional recipes like adhirasam thin is i am unable to do this in the traditional way it turns very hard what went wrong i dont follow could u guide me please awaiting yr tips thanku

  9. Good and simple and tasty recepes

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