What Is Thokku?
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
Step 1: Wash, peel and grate the mango and set it aside.
Step 2: Heat 4 or 5 tablespoons of sesame oil in a thick pan. Temper with mustard, fenugreek seeds.
Step 3: Add asafoetida and saute well. Add the grated raw mangoes and mix. Cook in medium flame for 5-10 minutes.
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.
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.
Step 6: Let cool it completely. Store in a clean dry bottle and serve as required.
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.