Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy Tomato Thokku / Pachadi

If I ask you to prepare one recipe that goes well with everything -- Idli, Dosa, Chapati, and Poori, I am sure the first recipe in your list would be this Tomato Pachadi. This is mostly referred to as Bachelors' Recipe (perfectly referred, am I right??) as this is easy and takes very less time to prepare, yet delicious.

Cumin ¼ tsp
Onions(Medium) 2
Large Ripe Tomatoes 3
Sambar Powder 1 tbsp (leveled) or to taste
Salt ½ tsp or to taste


Chop Onions lengthwise. Cut Tomatoes into pieces.

Heat Oil in a Pan. Add Cumin. Let them crackle and add Onions. Fry till Onions turn translucent. Add Chopped Tomatoes and Salt. Fry on a medium flame till the oil separates and the raw smell goes off. (approx 10-15 mins)

Serves: 3
Serve hot with Idli or Dosa or Chapati or Poori. This can also be served with Rice.

Note: 4-5 Green Chillies can also be used instead of Sambar Powder. Curry Leaves can also be added as seasoning. I haven't added as I get it rare.

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