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Thakkali sweet pachadi

A popular Tamil brahmin wedding style Tomato sweet pachadi recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Traditional sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Festival recipes, sweets
Servings: 1.5 cup
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 3 cups tomato finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • Few cashew nuts
  • 4 dates chopped
  • 2 tsp raisins | dry grapes


  • Method:
  • 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.
  • Keep stirring.
  • 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.
  • Mix well.
  • Thakkali sweet pachadi is ready.



1 . If you get naatu thakkali and Bangalore tomatoes, take them in equal quantity and make this pachadi.
2. Tomato sweet pachadi | Kalyana thakkali pachadi stays good for 10 days in the refrigerator.