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Tomato Nuvvula Pacchadi

Tomato nuvvula pacchadi is a delicious accompaniment to hot rice and prepared with a mix of tomatoes, sesame seeds, green chillies, garlic and other fresh herbs. This pacchadi is a very handy dish and can be served with delectable crispy dosa (pancakes), uttappam or pesarattu. Calcium rich sesame seeds are on of the most vital ingredient in giving a nutty flavor while tomato has a tangy taste thus combined makes a luscious combination that makes this tomato nuvvula pacchadi irresistible to taste. However prepare, the tomato nuvvula pacchadi comes handy whenever you want to prepare something in jiffy. This delicious pacchadi can be served with any accompaniment like dosa, idli, vada or uttappam and the list is endless. It tastes excellent and delicious with rice too. Tomato's sourness combined with sesame seeds flavor gives an amazing tingling sensation to your taste buds, trust me. Pacchadi is a traditionally cooked south Indian side dish. In Andhra, pacchadi is a fresh pickle that has very low shelf life, a maximum of two or three days and can be made in a jiffy. It is usually made of fresh vegetable and is served as an accompaniment with rice, snacks or tiffins etc. Any kind of vegetable can be included and sometimes the peel of the skin is also used in preparing the chutney like the peel of ridge gourd. Usually these fresh pacchadi are very hot and spicy to taste and is eaten adding good amount of ghee (clarified butter) to make it yummy. The vegetables are dry roasted or sautéed in little oil combines with spices tempered to a give a aromatic and flavorful taste. In states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala too, pacchadi is eaten fresh and typically made of finely chopped and boiled vegetables with coconut, green or red chillies and tempered in oil with mustard seeds, ginger and fresh curry leaves. Curd or yoghurt based pacchadi is also made of any vegetable like cucumbers, mango, squash etc that is generally eaten with rice along with a lentil curry. The tomato nuvvula pacchadi is a healthy low calorie dish having a sweet tart nutty flavor with subtle spice taste and the key to this chutney is the use of fresh curry leaves giving a aromatic flavor. The tempering of spices used are mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves blend giving an alluring flavor. Til or sesame seeds are used mostly in seed form in Indian cooking and are usually first roasted gently as it helps release their aroma and flavor into the dish. They are considered to possess 'heat giving' properties and thus are consumed more during cold, winter months when they are made into sesame chikki and ladoo (ball-shaped desserts) or added to curries. In Mughlai (rich, North Indian style of cooking) cooking, sesame is used in paste form to add thickness and richness to gravies. Sesame oil was the cooking oil of choice for many, before the use of peanut/ groundnut oil became common. Delicious, crunchy sesame seeds are widely considered to be healthful foods as they are high in energy but contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for health. To prepare the tomato nuvvula pacchadi, heat a pan or kadai and add nuvvulu and jeera and fry till golden brown and remove and keep aside. In the same pan, add green chillies, fresh coriander and pudina leaves. Fry for about 5 minutes till it becomes soft. Remove it and add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and tamarind and fry till the raw smell of tomatoes are gone. After it gets cool, add salt to taste and grind all the above ingredients to a smooth paste. Take another pan heat adding a little oil. When it gets hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fresh curry leaves. Add to the ground tomato, sesame seeds paste and mix well. The tomato nuvvula pacchadi is ready. Serve this delicious pacchadi with hot rice, chapatti or dosa. This tomato nuvvula pacchadi with tomato, sesame seeds and spices roasted and ground to a paste is irresistible and has an addictive aromatic flavor. Sesame seeds is said to be one of the oldest condiment known to man and has a high nutritive value. Do enjoy this dish and get the benefits from fresh tomatoes and white sesame seeds. Click on the link to check the detailed recipe: Sesame seeds are rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, phosphorous, proteins, vitamin E, vitamin B1, fiber and phytic acid. They help in digestion, stimulate blood circulation and benefit the nervous system. Sesame seeds are a best source of iron and zinc. Including sesame seeds in diet would be an ideal choice for vegans as it is often reported that they don’t get sufficient amount of iron and zinc in their diet. Sesame seeds help relieve constipation. Just eat some seeds if you have constipation to relieve it.

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