Tomato Raitha / Thakkali Thayir Pachadi

 Thayir Pachadi or Raitha can be made in different ways. One such method which my mum often makes is sauteing chopped tomatoes in spices and adding to a cup of whipped curd and tempering it with mustard seeds. Goes superbly well with any kind of main course dish.




  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Style of Preparation: Tamilnadu style
  • Yield: 4 helping
  • Course or type: side dish
  • Cooking Technique: Sautéing
  • Preparation Time: 5 min
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Cooking Time: 5 min




Tomatoes 2 medium sized
Green chillies 2
Curry leaves 5-6
Chopped coriander leaves ½ tsp
Salt To taste
Sugar 1 tsp
Curd 4 tbsps or 2 ladles


Sesame oil  1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafetida  1 pinch


  1. Chop the tomatoes into small cubes , slit and chop the green chillies and keep it ready.
  2. Take a kadaai , keep it on medium heat , add in the oil and allow it to heat up.
  3. add a tsp of mustard seeds and asafoetida , add the tomatoes and greenchillies , with it add few curry leaves. Add salt and sugar
  4. saute this until tomatoes turn mushy and it should leave oil in the sides.
  5. Take it off heat and transfer this to a serving dish.
  6. Allow this mixture to cool down and than add the curd and mix it. Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  7. This can be served as an accompaniment for Kadhamba Saadham or this can also be served as a side dish to chappathis.



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