Tomato Peanut Pachadi

I love to prepare this easy, breezy pachadi simply because I relish the peanut-ty flavor. The color is very appealing in its brightness with a marvelous mix of sweet, tart and spice flavors. Goes very well with dosas and idlis. I served the chutney with sponge dosa.

Tomato Peanut Chutney with Poha aka Sponge dosa

Tomato Peanut Chutney Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 20-25 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: South Indian



3 tomatoes

1/2 cup roasted peanuts

2 green chillis

pinch of turmeric

1 tbsp tamarind paste (use if tomatoes are not tart)

4 dry red chillis (adjust)

salt to taste

2 tsps oil

For tempering/tadka/poppu:

1 tsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

pinch of asafoetida/inguva/hing

10-12 fresh curry leaves

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the red chillis and fry for a mt. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft and goey.
2 Add the green chillis and turmeric pwd combine. Add salt and turn off heat and cool.
3 Grind the roasted peanuts and then add the cooled tomato mixture and tamarind paste and make a coarse paste.
4 Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and once they splutter add the asafoetida and curry leaves and turn off heat.
5 Serve with tiffins like dosa or idli.


Tomato Peanut Pachadi

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  tomatoes


  • Suma

    Pachadi looks yummy, will give a try.
    Thanks for another simple yet wonderful recipe.

  • Kalai

    Beautiful pachadi with perfect color. Lovely bowl, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • dk

    aaah! I love chutney’s of all kinds esp. ones with peanuts! Just had them yday with Rava Idli! Heaven!

  • priya

    your jhantikalu photograph was published in todays eenadu Vasundara

    Thanks for informing me, Priya.

  • Sruthi

    I guess u might be aware of this sailaja garu…

    Thanks for informing me, Sruthi.

  • shyam

    Is this chutney good with rice?

    I’d suggest you try it with any type of tiffin rather than rice.

  • Khaugiri

    Wow nice pachadi. I am also peanut fan. Will give try once….

  • Parita

    Pachadi looks delicious, perfect with idli and dosas..

  • Soma

    Love the way the chutney looks! i use my chutneys even as spreads on bread:-)

  • Cilantro

    Simple chutney. Looks great. How about adding some garlic???

    Asafoetida is the key to this pachadi, Cilantro.

  • Kumudha

    I often make tomato chutney for dosas, I should try this yummy looking chutney!

    Love your blog for great recipes and spendid pictures!

  • kalva

    Lovely chutney

  • bharathi

    Hai Sailu
    Wonderful recipe. Really mouth watering. Thanks.

  • p.damayanti

    can you mail me on how to make dosa which is showed in this post. thanks my mail i.d is

    Here’s the link to sponge dosa recipea>.

  • Madhavi Tumuluri

    Hi Sailu,

    Thanks for the receipe. For the benefit of Shyam, i am contributing one receipe, which is as easy and could be served with rice or idls. Hope its ok.


    1 large tomato, 1 onion, 1/2 cup raw peanuts, 3-4 green chillis , pinch of turmeric, salt to taste

    For tempering:1 tsp oil, 1 tsp jeera, pinch of asafoetida/inguva/hing

    In a vessel, put oil, add jeera and hing. Once jeera is tempered, add onion pieces, raw peanuts, green chills, tomato pieces , turmeric, salt and cook for 10-12 min or until done. It needn’t become mushy, just till well done. Cool it for some time and grind it coarsely and keep it thick if you want to serve with rice. For idls/dosa, you can grind it little smooth and add little more water.

    Hope you like it.

    Madhavi Tumuluri

    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us, Madhavi. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pavan Kumar


    Kathi…Teluginti Tomato Roti Pachadi….

    Website open cheyagane asalu idi kanipinchindi Mango shape bowl anduloo ee pachadi asalu ekadikooooooo Velipoyanu………

    Sare anta bane vundi 2 things missing in recipie Garlic and Jeera ee rendu kuda oil lo fry chesi grind it then the Chutney will be very good.

  • Manasi

    Hi Sailu… I am sooo trying this over the weekend! thank u!

  • Cynthia

    So smooth and good!

  • Srividya

    Dear Shailu Didi,

    I would just like to know if asafoetida and garlic can be mixed together in any recipe?
    and does your Pacchadi become a lot very sour because you add tomatoes and also tamarind paste? what would be your advice for people who do not and can not consume sour foods.


    I usually add either garlic or asafoetida to a recipe, not both together. If the tomatoes are sour, avoid tamarind but if they are sweet, do add tamarind for the sour flavor (adjust according to the taste of the tomatoes). An ayurvedic practitioner would be best to answer your last question. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • srividya

    Will addition of red chillies in any way alter the flavour of the recipe?

    I think the quotes that flash on your website are indeed commendable! Great job!!

    Red chillis are an integral part and add to the overall flavor, Srividya. I am glad you enjoy the quotes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pritya

    Dear Sailaja, What a recipe flavoured with peanuts. Love your sponge dosa too. Will be making this chutney soon. Cheers!

  • Anu

    Hello Sailu garu,

    I really like all your recipies.
    In today’s Eenadu vasundhara, they posted the same picture of your dish for Kandi pachadi. I read about your copyright policy. Is it being followed? Many people seemed to be using your pictures recently.

    But I think the best part is people just recognise it is your picture even with out any watermarks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you, Anu garu, for informing me. They have violated the copyright policy of this site. Extremely unfortunate.

  • Rajani

    The Picture appeared in Eenadu’s vasundhara today, maybe you aware of it.

  • shanti

    Hi Sailu,

    Mee pictures eenadu vasundhara vallu copy chesinattunnaru

    check at (June 30 2009)

  • meena

    Sailu garu,
    Just wanted to let you know that Eenadu paper has used your Tomato Peanut Pachadi picture in their vasundhara edition for one of the recipe dated on June 30 2009.

  • sumi

    Have been searching for a no onion chutney, and got it here.
    looks very tempting and I love that colour

  • Meena Rajesh Krishnan

    Hi! As a new blogger, I have been looking at your website for a few weeks and was very impressed.

    Last weekend I had made dosa and had about a half hour before dinner to make a chutney. On impulse I looked at your website and found this awesome chutney recipe…and it was ready with all the items in my pantry and with 10 minutes to spare for dinner.

    My husband wanted to know if it had butter in it…it was so creamy.

    Lovely variety of recipes under each category…Keep the recipes coming!


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  • Sandhya

    Thanks Sailu.. I made this chutney in the morning for Idlies. Its a big hit and even my in-laws liked it soo much and my mother in law said she would try it after going back to India.. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.


  • Spice it up

    Hi Sailu,

    You have some amazing recipes here. And Vizag.. Oh! I love everything about that place. My dream is to stay here for some time in my lifetime. Amazing food, amazing people. I tried this peanut tomato chutney and need I mention, was an instant hit. I also tried the erra karam dosa, hope I have spelt that right. Enjoyed some real good south indian food after such a long time, that too home-made inspired by your recipes. Thanks!

    • Santhi17

      Dear Sailu garu,

      I have tried it today and it came out superb! I have been thinking to thank you as I am a novice cook with a lot of passion to learn about cooking. Fortunately, I found your food blog accidentally a couple of years ago and started trying your recipies. Honestly, I learnt many basic traditional dishes from you and completely inspired by your delicious dishes. Keep up your fabulous work and keep inspiring us with you beautiful dishes. Thank you.

  • chaitanya

    excellent work…keep it up

  • Sridevi

    Lovely dish. i am gonna try it with raaga roti this weekend

  • Keerti

    Those sponge dosas look adorable. Could you please share the recipe?