Tomato Pachadi / Raita (south style)

A cool & refreshing Raita that is often served as an accompaniment to rice dishes in South India

Tomato Pachadi / Raita (south style)

Recipe for Tomato Pachadi / Tomato Raita (Salad) south style

(serves – 2 persons)

Ingredients –

  1. Tomatoes – 4 big finely chopped
  2. Chana Dal – 1 tblsp
  3. Dry Red chillies – 2-3 nos.
  4. Fresh grated coconut – 1 tblsp
  5. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  6. Curd – 1 cup (fresh & thick)
  7. Oil – 2 tsps
  8. Salt as per taste
  9. Coriander finely chopped for garnishing.

Method –

  1. In a kadhai / wok, add oil, mustard seeds, let it crackle then add chana dal, dry red chillies & the finely chopped tomatos.
  2. Give it a good mix & reduce the flame, let it cook for about 5-7 mins until the tomatoes are a bit cooked. Please ensure the tomatoes are chunky. The idea is to remove the raw taste of tomatoes & not turn it into a gravy.
  3. Once the mixture is cooked, remove it in a bowl & keep aside for cooling.
  4. Once the tomato mixture is cooled, add grated coconut, curd, coriander leaves, salt & keep it in a refrigerator for atleast 30 mins to chill.

Serve with rice, a dal or sabzi or even with parathas & theplas.

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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

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