Yogurt based chutneys are an integral part of South Indian cuisine and in Andhra we prepare a range of these chutneys using vegetables, either raw or cooked. Prepared from different combination of vegetables and sometimes even fruits, they have good nutritional value, very simple to prepare and flavorful.
A classic chutney in our parts is tomato perugu pachadi where red tomatoes are sauteed in a seasoning of curry leaves, green chillis and mustard seeds before combining with beaten curd. Luscious ripe tart tomatoes, fresh low fat curds and hints of green chillis and coriander leaves define this tart, healthy and delicious chutney. It has a mingling of flavors with the right balance of sweet, sour and spicy notes. Goes good with both rice and chapatis.