Tomato raita recipe | thakkali thayir pachadi

Tomato raita recipe | thakkali thayir pachadi can be prepared during summer days and can be served along with any type of biriyani or pulao. We prepare with fresh juicy tomatoes , grated coconut, green chilly, cumin seeds, salt and thick cold curd. Tempering can be done with mustard seeds and garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Other Raita varieties you may like :-

Cabbage raita

banana stem raita

Beetroot raita

Carrot Raita

Gooseberry Raita  and

Cucumber Raita .

Now let us see how to prepare this easy tomato raita.

Ingredients:-

  • fresh juicy tomatoes / thakkali – 4 number
Fresh juicy tomatoes
Fresh juicy tomatoes

Ingredients to grind:-

  • grated coconut / thuruviya thengai – 2 tsp
  • green chilly / pachai milagai – 1
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut, green chilly and cumin seeds
Grated coconut, green chilly and cumin seeds
  • salt – to taste
  • oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/4 tsp
  • curd / yogurt – 1 cup (200 ml)
  • fresh coriander leaves – few

Method:-

1. Select well roped red juicy tomatoes for preparing this Raita. Wash and chop fresh juicy tomatoes into small cubes of even size.

Chopped tomatoes
Chopped tomatoes

2. Grind grated coconut, green chilly and cumin seeds into a fine paste.

Ground paste
Ground paste

3. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan and add mustard seeds.

Mustard seeds in hot oil in a fry pan
Mustard seeds in hot oil in a fry pan

4. When it splutters add chopped tomatoes to it.

Chopped tomatoes added to fry pan
Chopped tomatoes added to fry pan

5. Fry for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Fried tomato pieces
Fried tomato pieces

6. Add the ground paste of coconut and salt.

Ground coconut paste and salt added
Ground coconut paste and salt added

7. Next add one cup of thick curd to it.

Thick curd added
Thick curd added

8. Mix well, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with any biriyani or pulao of your choice.

Tomato raita recipe | thakkali thayir pachadi
Tomato raita recipe | thakkali thayir pachadi

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