Mango Thokku is usually prepared as a side dish with various types of breakfast dishes like Chappathi’s, Roti’s,Dosas etc.
- Two medium sized mangoes [sour]
- Methi seeds;-one and a half table spoon
- Red chillies 3 to 5
- Hing;-1/2 a teaspoon
- Jaggery powder;–2 teaspoons
- Salt;- one tablespoon or as per required.
- Sesame oil ;-1 cup
- Turmeric powder;-1 teaspoon]
- Heavy bottomed pan(Kadai)
- Curry leaves for seasoning.
Method of Preparation
Wash the mangoes well in the running water. Clean them in a dry towel; Peel the skin and grate the mangoes by means of a grater.Discard the seeds.
In a kadai, dry roast methi seeds and red chillies separately, powder them togrther in a wet grinder. Keep this powder aside.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan,and put 1/2 cup oil. After the oil heats up, put mustard seeds letting them splutter. Add grated mangoes ,salt ,hing, turmeric powder,and Chilli powder,Methi powder mixture and saute for 3 minutes.Now add Jaggery powder and remaining oil and mix well. Keep stirring well until the mixture comes to Halwa consistency and gives out a nice aroma of Mango mixed with Hing.
Allow it to cool.Season with curry leaves fried in a tablespoon of oil and mix to this thokku.Clean an airtight container and transefer thokku, thus prepared into it, and store in a refrigerator.
[Tips;-Do not throw mango peels. Let them dry in a sunlight.Afterwards, grind in a dry grinder, nicely,toget mango powder.which will be used to add to the recipes, whenever required .Store it in a container Mango seeds to be dried in sunlight,for three -four days and powder in a dry grinder and store..In case of diarrhea,take one to one and a half spoon of this powder, mix with honey and take. It will cure immediately]