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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tomato Pachadi



1 cup chopped tomato
chopped green chili to taste
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
2 tablespoon of shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt

Seasoning:
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
less than 1/4 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds

First start the seasoning. Heat oil in a pan.  When the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.  When the mustard seeds pop add green chili, tomato, turn the heat off cover and let it cool.  When it is down to room temperature add mustard powder, salt, yogurt and chopped cilantro leaves.

This serves two people and takes 10 minutes to prepare.  It is served with chapati or rice.  It can also be served as a dip or salad dressing.

This is served as a side dish for almost any occasion.  This is a south Indian recipe.  There are several variations of this recipe.  Instead of tomato other vegetables can also be used like cucumber, winter melon, chayote, dosakai.  This is a great way to use up ripe tomatoes.

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