March 5, 2013

Tomato Pesara Pachadi ~ Tomato and Moong Dal Chutney Recipe

Pesara Pappu Tomato Pachadi ~ Moong Dal & Tomato Chutney for Rice:  
Preparation & Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves: 5 - 6 persons

Ingredients :

Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
Tomatoes : 3
Whole Dried Red Chillies : 6 - 8
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/4 tsp
Hing : 1/8 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 stem
Oil : 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method :

1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add the moong dal and roast them on a low flame till they turn into golden brown color. 

2. Add in red chillies and cumin seeds. Fry for another 2 minutes on low flame. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool. 

3. In the same pan, heat a tablespoon of oil and add the chopped tomatoes. Cook until they are soft and pulpy. Switch off the flame and let it cool completely. 

4. Grind the roasted moong dal mixture into a coarse powder. Add the cooked tomatoes and salt to it. 

5. Grind into a little coarse paste by adding water little by little. Transfer the chutney into a cup and keep aside. 

6. Heat remaining oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal and let them splutter. When it turns golden brown color add the curry leaves and hing. 

7. Remove it from the heat and pour over the chutney. Combine well. Serve with rice, papad and a dollop of ghee.


  1. Delicious tomato pachadi love it.

  2. Delicious combination,healthy pachadi.

  3. love the combo,perfect with rice roti's...

  4. Wow. That is such a delicious pachadi. I will be trying this very soon.

  5. Wow...chutney looks so yummy....will try soon...:-)

  6. Yumm Chutney Hari... So nice presentation also...

  7. Unique chutney. Must try this

  8. Great recipe & healthy combination indeed!!

  9. Aha pachadi adhirindi:z:) dollop of ghee n hot rice is enough to complete this whole bowl

  10. Yummy pachadi.
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  11. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

  12. Very interesting that you have moong dal in the pacahdi, I will make it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love this kinda paruppu chutney, goes good with rasam rice..Good presentation.

  14. super delish! i am not sure i have heard of this variation before.

  15. Nice recipe. Love to try this soon.

  16. wow what a delicious and flavorful it

  17. So new to me to make a chutney with moong dal, sounds too good :)

  18. Wonderful and very interesting combo in chutney.

  19. I love Pesara Pachadi! reminds me of my childhood... My grandmom used to make amazing pesara pachadi! have never tried it with tomato though... Must try this now :)

  20. I tried this chutney this noon. It sure tastes heavenly. Many thanks for sharing the recipe.


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