Tomato / Thakkali Pulissery

thakkali pulissery

Pulissery is a curd based side dish for rice and it is a popular dish in Kerala. It can be prepared with pine apple, mango, ash gourd,papaya etc. Here i have used tomatoes, so it is called tomato pulissery.


  • Tomato – 2
  • Coconut, grated – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly – 2
  • Shallots –  2
  • Cumin seeds – a pinch
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilly powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Beaten Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Dry red chilly – 2


  1. Grind coconut along with cumin seeds, green chilies, shallots, salt with enough water to make a fine paste.
  2. Boil tomatoes with little water, salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder. When the tomatoes get cooked, add the coconut paste, mix and boil  until it gets little thick.
  3. Add the beaten yogurt to this and stir well in low flame. Do not let the yogurt to boil. Stir well and switch off the flame.
  4. Season the mustard seeds with dried red chilies and curry leaves. Pour the seasoning over the curry.


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