Perugu Pachadi (Tomato Pachadi)


I first heard about perugu pachadi from my friend, during our phone conversation. I asked what she cooked for lunch, and she said perugu pachadi, and as I was not familiar with that term I asked her what it is. She explained the preparation, and I told her its tomato raita and I know it. My friend told its different from raita, as sauted tomato gives different taste to it. When we met she cooked this pachadi, eggplant curry and pappu. Ever since that day I started cooking it regularly in home. My hubby calls it “Easy Moar Kuzhambu”.

Recently my blog friend Aruna –  Aaharam suggested me some other variations with eggplant, coconut, ladies finger. I should try it soon


Tomatoes – 2, chopped

Curd – 1 cup + 1/3 cup, beaten well

Turmeric Powder – a pinch

salt – as needed

To Temper:

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Green chilli – 1/2, slit and de-seeded

Dry  Red chilli – 1 , de-seeded and teared (optional)

Asofetida – pinch

Oil – 1 tsp


  •  Add oil to the pan, when the oil becomes hot add the items under to temper and let mustard seeds splutter
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 6 – 8 minutes till the tomatoes become slightly mushy and fully cooked.  Switch off
  • Add the cooked tomato mixture to  the beaten curd. Add salt; mix well and  Serve with rice/rotis

My Notes:

  • I prefer my food to be less spicy so I reduced the chilli my friend old also desseded




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37 thoughts on “Perugu Pachadi (Tomato Pachadi)

  1. Sundari April 28, 2015 at 3:57 AM Reply

    refreshing pachadi!! love it!!

  2. Malar April 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM Reply

    Looks awesome Vidya!! Never tried this…

  3. Francesca, Beauty & Makeup Blogger April 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM Reply

    it looks so healthy…love it!!

  4. marudhuskitchen April 26, 2015 at 9:52 PM Reply

    Nice and tasty pachadi

  5. Charanya April 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM Reply

    This would go excellent with coconut yogurt 🙂 Thanks for the recipe

  6. coconutcraze April 26, 2015 at 1:21 PM Reply

    This looks very tasty!

  7. Sadhna Grover April 26, 2015 at 11:03 AM Reply

    Hi Vidya, I love mango and pineapple pachadi, I can try with recipe with tomatoes.

  8. teagan geneviene April 26, 2015 at 9:29 AM Reply

    Wow… that looks divine! hugs.

  9. Flynthings April 26, 2015 at 6:21 AM Reply

    This used to be one of my favorites! You can make it with other vegetables too such as steamed snake gourd, bottle gourd, spinach etc. A very Andhra recipe 🙂

  10. sudha April 26, 2015 at 5:24 AM Reply

    a new & interesting recipe……must try.

  11. Chitra Jagadish April 26, 2015 at 3:35 AM Reply

    Wow perfect accompaniment for the upcoming summer days….

  12. 2blissofbaking April 26, 2015 at 1:22 AM Reply

    very interesting recipe
    thanks for the share

  13. Arasi Arumugam April 26, 2015 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Wow.. looks tempting.. I have never heard of it.. But your pics temp me to make it .. bookmarking it.. 🙂

  14. srividhya April 26, 2015 at 12:31 AM Reply

    Great recipe pa.. We do this too but but grind coconut and chillies and add to it. Should try without coconut.. 🙂

  15. Aruna Panangipally April 26, 2015 at 12:24 AM Reply

    This perugu pachadi is my dad’s favourite accompaniment for all Pulavs and Biryanis. 🙂

    BTW, Perugu Pachadi just means Pachadi with Perugu (Dahi) aka Raita aka Thayir Pachadi.

  16. negativethinkerr April 25, 2015 at 11:32 PM Reply

    Hey thanks ,I got it as my lunch menu 4 today,lets hope i can also make it tasty.

    • Traditionally Modern Food April 26, 2015 at 7:44 PM Reply

      Hope it turned out good:-)

      • negativethinkerr April 26, 2015 at 11:22 PM

        it was good but but i couldn’t make it perfect.

      • Traditionally Modern Food April 27, 2015 at 5:34 PM

        Glad you tried and it was good:-) perfection is relative guess u r humble

      • negativethinkerr April 27, 2015 at 8:16 PM


      • negativethinkerr April 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

        thanx,but in that dish something went wrong 4 me which i couldnt notice,but though it was good..

      • Traditionally Modern Food April 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM

        Hope it taste good next time when you try

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