Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Raw Mango Pickle / Maangai Thokku

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Summer is the right season for raw mangoes as well as ripe mangoes. Missing to eat or cook them could be a sin ;)

You wouldn't believe if I say one entire rack of my fridge is filled with bottles and bottles of pickles!! All of us at home have our own choice of pickle and are damn fond of them. We prove to be a typical South Indian when we enjoy creamy curd rice with pickle :)

My choice of pickle would always be a sweet and sour one. I don't prefer them extremely spicy. So this thokku is one of my kind. Sweet, sour and hot just upto a level that makes you drool and not smoke your ears ;)

Manga thokku

Ingredients:

Raw mango paste - 1 cup
Jaggery - 10 tsp
Chilly powder - 6 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeeragam) - 1 tsp
Fenugreek (Vendhayam) - 1 tsp
Salt - 5 tsp
Mustard
Curry leaves
Sesame Oil - 5 tblsp

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Method:

Remove the skin of the raw mango and chop it roughly. Grind the chopped raw mango into a semi smooth paste and keep it aside.

Dry roast the fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds for few mins and powder them once they cool down.

Take a pan and add 5 tblsp of oil. Crackle mustard and curry leaves. Add the ground raw mango paste to it and fry for ten mins or until the raw smell goes.

Now add chilly powder, salt and asafoetida and mix well. Let this cook for few more minutes. Once it gets well cooked and the oil separates, add the cumin fenugreek powder to it and mix thoroughly.

Transferred to a sterlized bottle once it comes to room temperature.

Refrigerate and use for max of three months.

Serve it with curd rice, dosa, idly, adai or even with snacks like kai murikku and thattai :)

Enjoy making the tangy raw mango thokku :)

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Tips:

You can grate the mangoes using a grater instead of grinding.

This pickle is suppose to be sweet and sour, but reduce the jaggery to get a sour pickle if you like it that way.

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Note:

Once you transfer the pickle to the bottle, there should be a layer of oil on top covering the pickle completely. This is a mandatory step to keep the pickle fresh always.

The oil coating prevents it from fungal formation. This thumb rule applies for most of the pickles.

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Written by: Nithya
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38 comments:

Prathibha said...

For me this is d must condiment for kai murukku n akki rotti,just love it with them..:)

Parita said...

Literally my mouth is watering now..hungry!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Feels like grabbing the pickle off the screen...too tempting..n the bful clicks makes it more more decadent...fav condiment with rice n dal...

Sanyukta
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Nisha said...

Use of cumin seed is new to new, i am drooling :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Maangai thokku is my fav too with curd rice and homemade is best, ur version sounds good.Nice clicks too!

sangeeta said...

Hey Nithya ...such a feeling of a cool breeze when i see all your recent posts. Loved all of them and the pictures are terrific.

vidhas said...

We all love to have this with curd rice. Yours looks yummy and inviting pictures. awesome clicks and presentation.

Vimitha Anand said...

Maangai oorugaai is always the queen of oorugaais... Mouth watering pickle...

Sayantani said...

same here, love sweet n sour pickle and this one is simply tongue tickling.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Can I get a spoonful please? OMG !!! I am drooling :)

Sumi said...

looks lovely :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Mouthwatering pickle...

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... Wonderful sweet and tangy pickle.. Mouth watering clicks.. yummy !!
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nivedita said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy mango pickle. perfect for summer as you said.
Tomorrow I am going to get mangoes from our tree :-), going to try this version.
thanks.

Nitha said...

delicious.. yummm...

Harika's Kitchen said...

I love mango and pickles with mango. This pickle looks amazing yar will definitely try this.

Plateful said...

You caught me at mango and sweet and sour...:) You know, I'm always looking forward to your posts to see what you dish out and more important, to enjoy your beautiful photography. And I'm never disappointed!! :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so delicious and very tempting pickle !!

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect for the mango season!

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering. I just love these sweet and sour thokku.

Suja said...

Yum yum,drool worthy mango pickle..tempting clicks.

divya said...

I am drooling here....Yummy!

Priti said...

One of fav..looks so gud

Sima said...

When do i add the jaggery? I think uleft that out in the recipe.

Rumana Rawat said...

My mouth is watering:)

Swapna said...

Mango pickle with mango paste is something new to me... very tempting pickle...lovely clicks dear!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow mouth watering pickle, Awesome clicks nithi,love that flower very much :) lovely set up :)

Indrani said...

Your all clicks makes me drool, especially this one, yummy mango pickle..just love that cute small jar in first pic..awesome awesome clicks, nithya

jeyashrisuresh said...

even i too love mango thokku little sweet and sour. amazing clicks with cute presentation, love the recipe too

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i'm not versatile to make pickle...but would love to eat them :D...looks wonderful!

Rinku Naveen said...

Oh Niths...looking forward to more recipes. Enjoy looking at each of them. Yummy pickle and I love those jars..

Yummy Team said...

I am a big fan of pickles..This looks extremely tasty Nithya..Will give it a try sometime..Bookmarked!

Priya said...

Extremely irresistible,mouthwatering here..

Cilantro said...

Delicious looking pickle, I love anything made out of mangoes. I made different varieties of pickles and as you said we just simply love them with Thayir Sadham.

Jayashree said...

This is my favourite pickle....I just finished off the first batch that I made....time to make some more.

Vibaas said...

Looks soooo yum Nits. I have not tried thokku with jaggery. will try this version for sure, now that we get raw mangos here :)

Nags said...

the pictures are mouthwatering :) superb composition :)

Ali said...

haven't tried raw mango pickles before but this looks inspiring. Great mouth watering pics :)

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