Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Maangai-Thokku

#MaangaiThokku #MangoPickle : Is there anyone who doesn't like thayir sadham with tangy n spicy maangai thokku [ Curd rice with mango pickle ]. It is one of the best mouth watering combinations!
Mango pickle can be prepared with either sour or mildly sour mango variety.
The mango is sliced into thin slices after removing the skin. Then it is steamed either in a pressure cooker or using a idli maker. After that starts the real process of making thokku.
Now let us see the method of preparation.

Maangai Thokku [ Mango Pickle ]


Ingredients :
1/2 CupMango slices
1 TspRed chilly powder [ adjust ]
1/4 TspTurmeric powder
1/2 TspAsafoetida powder
1 TspSalt [ adjust ]
1 TspMustard seeds
1/4 TspFenugreek
5 TspGingelly Oil [ till/sesame oil ]

Method :
Add 1 cup of water to a pressure cooker.
Take mango slices in a vessel and keep inside the pressure cooker.
Close the lid and do not put weight on.
Cook on medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes.
Take out after that and keep aside.
Heat a kadai with 1/2 Tsp of oil on a stove over a small flame.
Fry fenugreek until it turns golden color.
Transfer into a mortar and pestle.
Powder roasted fenugreek and keep aside.

Now add remaining oil into the same kadai.
Heat over a medium flame.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add asafoetida powder.
Immediately after that add steam cooked mango.
Stir well till its raw smell goes off.
Then add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Mix well and allow to simmer on slow flame.
Keep stirring at regular intervals until the oil comes out and the thokku becomes shiny.
At this stage add fenugreek powder and mix well.
Let it simmer for another one minute.
Turn off the stove and transfer into a clean and dry clay pot or a glass bowl.
Tasty tangy and spicy maangai thokku is ready.
Enjoy with curd rice, pongal, upma and also with poori & chappathy.

It can be stored in a clean and dry bottle for a week at room temperature.
It can also be stored in a refrigerator for a longer period.







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