Friday, March 12, 2010

Tomato-Perugu Pachadi/Tomato-Yogurt Chutney

Andhra Pradesh cuisine is not only famous for it's spicy ,tasty wide range of pickles but chutneys made from fresh vegetables are also a main part of everyday meal.These chutney's can be made in different ways---just with the vegetables,vegetable skin or combination of these cooked vegetables with yogurt.

The chutney's made in combination with yogurt are very refreshing and once again great dishes for the hot weather.Let us go ahead and prepare this simple,yummy,colorful and refreshing Tomato Yogurt Chutney.


Main Ingredients :
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Tomatoes........................5
Yogurt............................3cups
Green Chillies..................3
Olive Oil..........................3tsp


Seasoning Ingredients :
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Olive Oil.........................2tsp
Turmeric........................1/2tsp
Mustard Seeds...............1tsp
Cumin Seeds..................1tsp
Chana Daal....................1tsp
Urad Daal......................1tsp
Asafoetida......................pinch
Red Chilly......................1
Salt................................to taste
Curry Leaves.................1sprig

Garnish :
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Cilantro...........................few leaves

Preparation :
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Rinse the tomatoes and cut them into small pieces.Now place a pan/vessel on the stove on medium high heat and add 3tsp of olive oil, diced tomatoes and turmeric.Give a nice stir and cover the pan with a lid and let cook.


In between keep stirring so that the tomatoes don't burn.After 5minutes add little salt ,stir well and let the tomatoes cook for 2 more minutes.Now once the tomates are well cooked(not too much watery) and the raw smell is all gone ,switch off the stove.


In an other pan let's prepare the seasoning by adding oil,mustard,chana daal,cumin,urad daal,red chilly and asafoetida.Once the seasoning is nice and golden switch off the stove.


Now take 3cups of yogurt and whisk it(thick buttermilk is okay,but do not dilute the yogurt). Cut the green chillies into small pieces(deseed if you don't ike it spicy).Finely chop the cilantro.


Now while the cooked tomato is still warm add the 3cups of yogurt,cut green chillies,seasoning,curry leaves and cilantro to the tomato.Adjust salt accordingly,as we already added some while the tomato is cooking.


The refreshing Tomato-Perugu Pachadi/Tomato-Yogurt Chutney is ready.This tastes well with hot rice or can be eaten with rotis and parathas as a side dish.

Try it and let me know how you like it.

16 comments:

  1. Nice pictures Kiran.Tomato Chutney is a very favorite dish to me and my family.We enjoy it with hot rice.

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  2. Thank you Anonymous visitor.

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  3. Kiran,

    Amma makes this pachadi, it looks really good

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  4. Thank you Swathi.Always nice to remember mom's cooking.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog Kiran. You have a wonderful space and am loving the chutney..

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  6. Thank you RV.Thanks for stopping by.Keep visiting.

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  7. Lovely photo and pachadi looks so yummy.....

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  8. Truly refreshing Chutney! Chutney with yogurt and tomato is a new thing to me. Will definitely find sometime to try ur dish.

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  9. Hi Kiran, new to ur blog! U've got an awesome space here! Well yeah, every Mom has Magic Fingers! ;)

    Tomato Yogurt Chutney looks tempting!

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  10. Hi Kalai,you will surely like it.Try it and let me know.

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  11. Hi Love2Cook ,Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  12. Wow...love this pachadi dear..looks so good :)

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