Tomato Jam for Biryani, Thakkali sweet Pachadi recipe, Thakkali Jam
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Tasty Tomato jam for spicy biryani with dates and less sweet version. An English Voice over video explaining How to make the Thakkali Sweet Pachadi recipe in detail, Sidedish for all Biryani. No artificial food color used and no preservatives added, it will stay up to one week if we store properly in the refrigerator.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: TamilNadu, Indian
Serves: 4
  • 4 riped tomatoes/பழுத்த தக்காளி
  • 200g deseeded dates/பெரிச்சம்பம் பழம்
  • a pinch cardamom powder/ஏலக்காய் தூள்
  • 1 tsp ghee/நெய்
  • 10-12 cashew nuts/முந்திரி
  • ½ cup water(to pressure cook tomatoes)/தண்ணீர்
  • ½ cup sugar/சர்க்கரை
  1. Take 4 tomatoes, wash them and add it in a pressure cooker. add 200g deseeded Dates to them and pressure cook them with ½ cup of water.
  2. Let it cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Once the pressure released open the lid. Mash the Tomatoes and dates well and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a Kadai, fry the cashews. Add the tomato dates puree and mix well. Now add in cardamom powder and sugar mix well.
  4. Cover and cook it for about 5-10 or till it becomes thick. Yummy Tomato Jam is ready to serve now.
  5. We can have this with vegetable biryani rice/rotis/bread.
I have used less than ½ cup sugar because the dates were too sweet so I reduced sugar.
always cover and cook because it will be started spilling everywhere.
always keep in low flame so that it will not get burnt
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at