September 30, 2009

Mango Thokku

Red chillies are one of the main ingredients of the Indian cuisine. This pickle or thokku is a spicy accompaniment for a South Indian meal. It wakes up your senses and tastebuds. Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles is hosting "Think Spice -Think Red Chillies" which was started by Sunita of Sunita's World.


Raw Mango grated - 1
Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
Methi - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 4 tbsp -5 tbsp to saute

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 2 strings
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Red chillies - 3 broken into halves

1. Peel and grate the raw mango
2. Roast the methi and powder it
3. Heat the oil and make a seasoning of mustard seeds, red chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves
4. Add the grated mango and mix it
5. Keep stirring it in between and cook till the oil separates for about half an hour
6. Add the powdered methi, red chilli powder and salt
7. Cool it and store in airtight container

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