Aug 12, 2008

Mango Thokku

This is something I make very often whenever its mango season. This is very good side dish for curd rice. Here is how I make mango thokku.

Ingredients:-
  1. Raw Mango - 1 cup
  2. Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Red chillies powder - 3/4 tsp (acc to taste)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Jaggery - 2 tbsp (acc to taste)
  7. Fenugreek powder - 1 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
First peel off the skin from the mango and cut it into small cubes. Microwave it for 2 mts (this process is optional if we microwave mangoes, it may take less time to cook on stove top or we can directly cook on stove top). Pre heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add asafoetida powder, mango, required amount of water, turmeric powder, red chillies powder and salt and let everything cook for 10 mts till the mango becomes tender and mushy. Oil will spread out of the mango. Now add jaggery to it and mix it well and let it cook for another 3 mts. This thokku should not be watery. When it comes like a ball, turn off the stove. Now sprinkle the fenugreek powder*** on top of it and mix it well. Now thokku is ready to serve. This is a wonder full side dish for curd rice, chapathi, or rotis.

*** - fry 2 tsp of fenugreek in a dry pan, to golden brown. grind it into a fine powder and store it. This can be used as a medicine for mouth sore.
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