Tomato Jam / Thakkali Pachidi (Sweet)

Recipe Categories: Indian, Side Dish, Sweets

Thanks to my Mother-in-law who is here with me on a visit, I am learning a lot of authentic recipes. And for a while I am throwing away my weight watching hat and putting my awesome sweet hat. This Tomato Jam is a regular in Tamilnadu for most functions and marriages and goes well as one of the side dish for any recipe/meal.

Tomato Jam / Thakkali Pachidi (Sweet)


  • Tomato [Large] – 3 nos [cut the tomatoes into medium size chunks]
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Cashew nut – 10 nos [break it into half]
  • Raisins – 20 nos
  • Dates – 6 nos [remove the seeds cut in to half]
  • Cardamom powder – 2 pinches
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
Tomato Jam Ingredients
Serves – 30-40 tablespoons

Preparation Time – 40 min


  • Heat the Kadai and add Ghee. Fry the Cashew nut until it gets golden color. Keep it aside. Fry the raisins and the dates similarly.
Making of Tomato Jam
  • Take a heavy bottom pan and add the Sugar and enough water so as the sugar is covered. Let the sugar melt and bring it into boil.
  • Add the cut Tomatoes. Let it cook until the content becomes thick. Cook it in the medium flame. Approximately it takes 30 minutes.
  • Add the fried items and Cardamom powder into the jam. Mix it well.
Making of Tomato Jam
  • Serve it warm. You can eat it with any Recipe. Even with bread it goes very well.


  • You can keep the Jam until 1 week at room temperature.
  • Do not close the vessel with lid when cooking to avoid overflow.

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