What Is Thokku?

 

Thokku is a south Indian condiment made with vegetables and pickling spices. The word Mango thokku and Mango pickle are not the same and spices are also different. The mango thokku recipe and mango pickle making method is different.

A pickle is a time taking process that involves days of preparing. Thokku on the other hand is instant and it takes just 30-45 minutes. A thokku has an almost smooth consistency and texture like chutney.

Ingredients of Mango Thokku Recipe:

 

  • 3 cups grated raw mango
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds dry roast and powder
  • 6 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder adjust to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jaggery
  • Salt to taste

Preparation Method:

 

Step 1: Wash, peel and grate the mango and set it aside.

Mango for Thokku

Step 2: Heat 4 or 5 tablespoons of sesame oil in a thick pan. Temper with mustard, fenugreek seeds.

Heating Sesame Oil

Step 3: Add asafoetida and saute well. Add the grated raw mangoes and mix. Cook in medium flame for 5-10 minutes.

Raw Mangoes Mix

Step 4: Add salt, turmeric powder and chili powder. Mix well and cook till the mangoes turn mushy. It takes around 10-15 minutes in medium flame.

Mango Thokku Mixing

Step 5: Add a little bit jaggery, oil and roasted fenugreek powder. Mix it well and cook till oil leaves the sides of the mango thokku.

Mango Thokku

Step 6: Let cool it completely. Store in a clean dry bottle and serve as required.

Mango Thokku in Bottle

Serving Suggestions:

You can serve this Mango thokku with idly, dosa, paratha, curd rice, etc.

Also try instant mango rice with 2-3 tablespoons of Mango thokku with 1 cup of hot rice.

Lakshmi K

Lakshmi K

Lakshmi K is one the Lead Digital Marketer at Aathirai Foods. She loves to create and organize content in such a way that it helps people understand Food & Health, Education and Technologies.

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