Tomato pickle is probably the most sought after pickles in Andhra households. And needless to say, each family has a different version of this. My MIL, who is an expert at making different kinds of pickles, was leaving for India after a long vacation. Since we wanted some fresh tomato pickle, who better to ask for! As always, she was more than willing to oblige. My only concern was the amount of oil she used for it but she says that is what keeps the pickle fresh for a longer period of time. When it was ready to be devoured, we threw all concerns into the air and enjoyed the richness of tomato with steaming hot rice and ghee.

Ingredients -

Tomatoes (Chopped) 4-5 cups (approx)
Salt 1/4 cup
Mirchi powder little more than 1/2 cup
Tamarind Fistful
Mustard seeds + Fenugreek seeds 3 tsp
Oil 3 tsp + 1/4 cup
Seasoning (mustard seeds 1 tsp

Method of Preparation -

Heat about 3 tsps oil in a wide pan, add tomatoes and tamarind to it and let them cook well for a while.

Meanwhile, dry roast Mustard and fenugreek seeds in another pan and grind them together when cool.

When the mixture is reduced to a paste, remove it into a mixing bowl and add the ground powder, salt, mirchi powder and mix them well.

Finally, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, dry mirchi and some hing and let the seeds splutter. Pour this seasoning on top of the tomato pickle and mix well.

Serve with rice and ghee and enjoy the heavenly taste of tomatoes.

Preparation time 45 min
Makes 1.5 cups
Posted by Jaya on Wednesday, November 17, 2010


  1. hey looks so inviting--- yummy!

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. Tongue tickling pickle, very inviting..

  4. aipi Says:
  5. Spicy n it!

    US Masala

  6. My all time fav..

  7. I love tomato pacchadi....looks bright..:)

  8. Tomato pickle is hot..

  9. Dolly Sharma Says:
  10. This is indeed one hot tomato pickle recipe..Red Chili powder more than 1/2 cup..must really make it spicy ..Will try this version. My kids love this with parathas too.

  11. suma Says:
  12. Thanks for visiting my blog! This is quite similar to my pickle:-)) Will try ur version sometime, sounds fiery and yumm!!!

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