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Tomato Pachadi - Andhra / Telangana Style

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Tomato Pachadi - Andhra / Telangana Style RECIPE

An authentic homemade spicy tomato chutney or pachadi in local terms, which is very commonly made in every household. It can be relished with either dosa, idli, uttapam, pongal or simply had with rice. The amount of chilies can be reduced according to individual preference. It can also be made into a pickle form where you need to increase the quantity of oil in order to preserve.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Accompaniment

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 4-5 tomatoes, chopped
  2. 2 onions, chopped
  3. 5-6 garlic, chopped
  4. 2 dry red chilies, broken
  5. 2-3 tbsp. oil
  6. 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  7. 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  8. 1 sprig curry leaves
  9. 1 tsp. urad dal (split black gram lentil)
  10. 1 tsp. red chili powder
  11. 1 tbsp. roasted coriander powder
  12. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  13. salt to taste
  14. 1 tbsp. coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper with the mustard seeds and dry red chilies. After it stops spluttering, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and urad dal. Saute for a few seconds till the dal changes colour.
  2. Add the garlic and onions and fry till light brown. Now add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder.
  3. Saute on a low flame, uncovered till the tomatoes are completely mashed up and the oil starts separating from the sides of the pan. Serve, garnished with coriander leaves.

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