Monday, April 9, 2012

Mango Thokku pickle with garlic - Shredded mango relish

If I see a green mango in the store I can't walk past it without conjuring up images of delicious pickles. Visions of every single one of them that I have tasted in the past dance before my eyes.

shredded mango

trusty old grater

The one I had picked a few weeks ago entered the refrigerator and away from my eyes the visions disappeared and it sadly languished there till it started getting dark spots on the skin.

pickled and ready!

I salvaged it a couple of days ago. With the skin peeled it was good as new. This was the first time the mango I bought was sour. I should have picked a few more. I will during the next visit.

With mangoes both raw and ripe flooding the markets, it is time to give this a try.

Mango Thokku Pickle
1. 1 firm green mango peeled and grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
2. 6-8 garlic cloves cut into halves and then lengthwise
3. 1/2 tsp mustard + 10 methi seeds + 2 red chilies (roast and powder)
4. 2 Tbsp of red chili powder
5. salt to taste
6. 1/2 cup of sesame oil + (more if required)
7. seasonings - 1/4 tsp mustard seed + few curry leaves + a pinch of asfoetida + 1 broken red chilli
8. 2 tsp jaggery

1. Grate the mango on the slightly bigger hole in the grater
2. Heat a wide mouthed pan and add half of the oil. When hot add in the asfoetida first followed by mustard seeds, curry leaves (see note) and the broken red chillies.
3. When the mustard has spluttered add in the grated mango and let it cook. Half way through add the garlic pieces (this will be after approx. 10 minutes)
4. In the meantime roast the mustard, methi seeds and red chilies and make a powder (coffee grinder works best for this). Set aside
5. Add in salt and the mustard powder and let it continue to cook. The time to add in the chili powder is when most of the bubbles have subsided.
6. Add the rest of the oil cook for 5 minutes more and then add in the jaggery and cook for 5 minutes more. Turn off heat.
7. Cool and store in a clean glass jar.
1. Wash and dry the curry leaves and roast them or microwave for a minutes before adding. This is to avoid oil splashing.


  1. Pickle looks superb n tempting....bookmarked it...u said see note in step 2 but there is no see note..can u please upload it....

  2. it is simply superb....can u upload see note pls...

  3. I am hungry by seeing the pics....just hot rice with this pickle with a drizzle of ghee makes an yum meal....

  4. dont know why I seem to be loosing my appetite for pickles and any sour things. sometimes I dont even believe its the same me who used to eat bowlful of raw mangoes even in collage.
    but Hubby loves it and this is one pickle that he could eat with any meal.

  5. looks so delicious...Just as i was thinking about what to do with the mangoes i have, am sure gonna try this thokku!

  6. Anon,
    Sorry about the oversight. I have added in the note regarding curry leaves. Let me know how it turns out once you have made it.

    Sayantani, I seem to eating with pretty much anything and so are the kids.

    Kirthiks, you will love this one.

  7. OMG,fingerlicking pickle..Just drooling here..

  8. Ohh yummy!! I have been looking for raw mangoes for the last month - no luck here yet!!

  9. Like this new look Indo. Looking at that bowl, the last one makes me drool

  10. Love this Indo, would have loved to pick up the last bits from the bowl :)


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