January 27, 2011

Chukkakura Tomato Pachadi ~ Sorrel Spinach and Tomato Chutney

~ Chukka koora Tomato Pachadi ~

Ingredients :

Chopped Sorrel Spinach / Green Sorrel Leaves : 1 cup
Tomato : one small sized
Tamarind : small piece
Coriander Seeds : 1 tsp
Urad Dal : 1 tsp
Whole Red Chillies : 5 or6
A big pinch of fenugreek seeds
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tsp

For Seasoning :

Mustard Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Oil : 1 tsp

Method :

Soak the tamarind in water for few minutes and set aside. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a frying pan. Add and fry the coriander seeds, urad dal and fenugreek seeds to light brown color. Now add the red chillies and fry for few seconds. Let it cool completely. Wash and chop the sorrel spinach and set aside. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the chopped tomato and turmeric to it and fry for 5 minutes. Now add the chopped leaves and cook for another few minutes. When it's done, turn off the flame and allow it to cool. Grind the roasted spices into fine powder. Then add the tomato & sorrel spinach mixture, soaked tamarind and salt to it and grind into a paste. Transfer the chutney into a bowl. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add this seasoning to the chutney and mix well. Serve with hot steamed rice and dollop of ghee.


  1. Wonderful one ..looks absolutley tempting .. wish I can have that bowl now.

  2. Slurp soo tempting and drool-worthy dish..

  3. That looks like a yummilicious combo for chutney

  4. Wonderful dish . What a great combination of spinach and tomato. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Lovely dish ...it looks so mouth watering...beautiful..

  6. This pacchadi looks delicious.

  7. Tongue tickling chutney,yumm!

  8. I can only have this my hot rice...delicious!!

  9. Wow colorful and delicious chutney.

  10. aah chukkakura...i am so jealous.. naaku dorakadu... :(
    by the way love the pachadi :)

  11. I have never tried with tomatoes,sounds very nice!


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