Nilava Tomato Pachadi, Andhra Style Tomato Pickle

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Nilava Tomato Pachadi, Andhra Style Tomato Pickle


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 4
  • 5 big tomatoes chopped

  • 2 tablespoons of red chilli powder

  • 1 lemon size tamarind or imli ball

  • 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds

  • 1 teaspoon of fenugreek or methi seeds

  • 2 tablespoons of oil

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 10-12 garlic cloves

  • 1/4 th teaspoon of asafoetida/ hing powder

  • 2 tea spoon of chana dal

  • 2 teaspoon of urad dal

  • 12-15 curry leaves

  • 4-5 dry Red chillies


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and cook tomatoes until mushy and juices gets evaporated
  • Assemble all the spices and ingredients required
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds till splitter
  • Allow it to cool completely and then prepare a fine powder into mixer jar
  • Now at this mustard seeds and fenugreek powder to cooking tomato pulp. Add red chilli powder,salt to taste and tamarind also.
  • Mix well everything and cook consistently on low heat
  • in another pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal , curry leaves, whole dry red chillies and crushed garlic leaves and prepare a tadka or tempering. Saute for sometime on low heat
  • Add tadka or tempering to tomato mixture, mix well everything and pickle is ready .
  • Let the mixture cool completely and then transfer it to glass jar or bottles and close the lid properly
  • It stays well for next 6 months ... but I bet it will get vanished before that .
  • Tomato pickle or Tomato nilava pachdi goes well with puri , paratha, steamed rice, idli , dosa or any snacks .
  • Enjoy endlessly with family and friends