Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sliced Mango Pickle( Mango Thokku)

Let us see  how to make sliced mango pickle. In Tamil it is called as Mango thokku. A mouth watering pickle you can find invariably in almost all homes in Tamilnadu during the mango season.

To Prepare this  we need 

  1. Raw Mango  1 or 2 .
  2. chilly powder to your taste.
  3. turmeric powder 2 teaspoons.
  4. asafoetida  a little.
  5. mustard seeds 2 teaspoons.
  6. methi seeds 1 teaspoon.
  7. salt to taste.
  8. gingelly  oil   4 tablespoons.

Peel the mangoes with a peeler and slice the mangoes  as seen in the picture above. Pour some oil in the pan and heat it. Add the asafoetida powder, and mustard . As the mustard gets splashed add the sliced mangoes . Add the required salt and turmeric powder to the mangoes and with the help of a ladle turn the mangoes. Then lower the heat by bringing the gas to sim . Close the pan with a plate .Let the mangoes be cooked. Don't forget to turn the mangoes upside down now and then. 

The mangoes will get cooked well . You can see the fried mangoes turning to almost a paste like consistency. Now add the chilly powder and the rest of the oil. Keep in slow flame for a little while as you keep stirring the mangoes.
Fry the methi  seeds and powder it. Add this powder to the pickle. This will give a good flavour to the pickle and also it acts as a preservative. Now you can remove the pickle from fire.

Let the pickle cool down. Store it in glass bottle. If need be you can also referigerate.
This goes well with curd rice.