In a heavy bottomed pan add the finely chopped tomatoes.
Add the sugar and ¼ cup water to this.
Mix well and let this cook for 40 minutes.
Initially keep the flame in medium.
After 10 minutes keep it low and cook.
Keep stirring in between.
After 15 minutes the mixture will be watery.
After 30 minutes the mixture will become slightly thick and the tomatoes will be mushy.
We should cook it till it becomes glossy and the watery texture is gone.
After 35 minutes, add the cardamom powder and cook for 5 minutes.
Switch off the flame.
In a pan add ghee and add the cashew nuts.
Once it is half roasted, add the raisins and chopped dates.
Saute in medium low flame till the cashew nuts becomes golden brown.
Turn off the stove and transfer this to the tomato sweet pachadi.
Thakkali sweet pachadi is ready.