A few days ago I had made Tomato jam or Thakalli Pachadi and had written a brief post about it in instagram . So I thought of writing it as blog post too. Check below for my insta post.
Happiness is Tomato Pachadi , a sweet accompaniment that is served in many south Indian weddings. A simple 2 ingredient recipe that takes about 30 min to cook. Take a heavy bottomed pan , keep it on medium heat , chop 6-7 ripe tomatoes and add it to the pan. Now add 250 grams of sugar and stir. Let it cook in its own juices do not add water. This will thicken and reduce in qty after abt 25 min. Take it off the heat when it looks like jam. Shelf life: if stored in fridge 5 days. #recipe #tambrahm #pachadi #tomato #cookingram #food #foodphoto #foodie #yummy
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Tomato pachadi is not something that we do very often in my house.I’ve always seen it being served only in weddings . Either this or Pazha Pachadi . But , mum and I have been craving for something sweet lately , yet we wanted something less cumbersome to prepare.
So when my mum had been to visit the doctor for her monthly check-up ,I was scanning my pantry to make something delectable. It turns out I had too many tomatoes that were too ripe or was almost going to be rotten, something had to be done with it or I’ll have to waste it. So I thought “Hey! lemme surprise mum by making this into a jam”. The best part is I did not check any cook book or any blog to make this. I made this thinking from my tongue! (Yeah! I’m Jughead Jones 😉 ). After years of attending many family weddings , and licking this off my leaf , I’ve always tasted only two things in it – tomato and sweet.
This jam requires only two ingredients to prepare :- Tomato and Sugar.
Once this jam is done , you can store this in a glass jar and refrigerate it up to a week. This can be used as a spread on toasted breads or it can also be smeared on chappathi , roll it and you can just bite into it when you have that 4 ‘o clock hunger pangs.
- course type : condiment
- difficulty : easy
- prep time : 5 min
- cooking time : 25-30 min
|Medium Sized Ripe Tomatoes||½ kg or 6-7 finely chopped|
- Wash and finely chop the tomatoes and keep it aside.
- Take a heavy bottomed kadaai or wok or pan , keep it on medium heat.
- Add the chopped tomatoes into the pan along with the sugar.
- You’ll notice the sugar melting and the tomatoes will ooze out its own juice.
- Simmer the heat and cook this in the same heat for about 25-30 minutes.
- After about 30 minutes , the tomatoes would have reduced in volume and would look like a jam.
- Take this off the heat , let it cool down and store it in a jar and refrigerate it up to a week.