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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mango Thokku-Manga Thokku Recipe

You get  varieties of mangoes during summer and I always make thokku this season.I never buy pickles in the market as they contain too much oil, salt and preservatives and they are not as fresh as homemade ones.I am very good in making pickles and learn't it from my mother who is an expert in it. Preparing pickles at home is very simple and any one who has not tried making it at home before can try this easy recipe.Today we will learn how to make South Indian Mango thokku following this very simple mango thokku (pickle) recipe.

Mango Thokku
Mango Thokku
Ingredients needed

Mango grated - 2 cups heaped (you can use any sour variety)
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Chilli powder -1/4 cup( I used homemade chilli powder which it not very hot - use less if using store bought powder)
Salt -2 1/4 tbsp or as required
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
Asafoetida/Hing -1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder/ vendhayam  (dry roasted and powdered) - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seed oil/ gingerly oil -1/4 cup + 2 tbsp

Preparation

Wash mangoes well and wipe it dry. Peel the skin and grate the mangoes using a grater.

How to make mango thokku

Dry roast fenugreek seeds in a pan (do not brown it) and powder it. Keep it aside.

Method

Heat oil in a kadai , add mustard seeds and hing, when mustard splutters, add the grated mango and turmeric powder and saute nicely for a few minutes. (keep the flames low)

Then only you should add chilli powder and salt.

After adding chilli powder and salt, saute nicely till oil separates.Keep it in low flame otherwise it will get burnt.
South Indian Mango thokku-pickle

Then add fenugreek powder, mix well and switch it off. Leave it to cool.

Store it in a dry container and refrigerate it. It can be used as a condiment for curd rice, paratha, bread, sandwich, idli etc. It will last a month though in my house, it will be over within a week.

Do not forget to check out varieties of  Pickle Recipes in my site.

Tips 

It is preferable to use sesame seed oil for making pickles.
I use only powdered rock salt and homemade chilli powder for all my pickles as it is free of additives
Use dry spoon and take only needed quantity from the refrigerator.
Store it in a clean and dry bottle or container.

Do try this and let me know how it turned out. Meet you all with more interesting recipes.
Sending this recipe to Anjali's Cooking made easy with mangoes.

34 comments:

  1. Very delicious summer treat!

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  2. thokku looks superb...thanks for the useful tips
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  3. My granny used to make this. She used to pickle the mangos and make mango tokku by grating mango pulp which is adearing to seed, so that nothing goes waste. Can I use thotapuri mango for this tokku?

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  4. Slurp,salivating here..fantastic thokku.

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  5. Yummy thokku to pair with curd rice

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  6. This is a simply wow recipe, so easy and still so tempting.
    I'll be glad to see this in my event.

    Ongoing Event: Cooking Made Easy With Mango

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  7. looks very tempting and delicious..will try this soon

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  8. Lip-smacking and super alluring thokku !!

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

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  9. Tangy tasty thokku.. I love this one the best among all the pickles.

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  10. Manga thokku is always a comforting pickle and it feels like summer when you eat it. Padhma, I love your wok too. Its so perfect to make sweets.

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  11. Delicious maanga thokku... yumm and finger licking good :)

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  12. nice presentation padhu. i made recently managi thoku. but whole methi seeds added not the powder. as you said nallennai is always better but my family members don't like it. even for adai i love it.

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  13. varieties, chettu mangai, vadu mangai, kanni mangai, cut mangoes mixed with salt and dried. (ada mangai) later u can make pickle out of it, or vathakuzhampu etc.

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  14. delicious mango pickle...love the fact that its an almost instant pickle!

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  15. We make the same way.. drooling :)

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  16. I love mango everything and this thokku looks absolutely delicious! Have not tried making this at home before.

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  17. I love pickles and make them every year. Your mango pickle sounds delicious and I have added your recipe to my collection. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. Is there a reason you only use powdered rock salt???

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  19. hi thanks for such sweet comment and and very glad to follow ur blog..

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  20. Lovely clicks Padhu.. Seems very spicy..

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  21. very yummy thokku/............

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  22. this has been on my to-do list for ages, looks delecious

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  23. yummy mouthwatering pickle very easy

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  24. Tried the recipe and it came out well. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. We add a little jaggery to it and the taste is ultimate

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  26. I tried the same with with mango slightly ripened ( bit sweet and sour) in pulp form ( not grated, grinded in a mixer) and with Jaggery, little 1/4 tea spoon of sambar powder too... It tastes divine with chappati, dosa..

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  27. Great simple. I added a little jaggery and tasted divine...thx

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  28. Very delicious you are a star...tks padhu...

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