Saturday, 12 March 2016

Dish #428 - Mango-Ginger Thokku

When you went vegetable shopping, have you confused "Mango ginger" for regular ginger.

Well! I have during my initial days of cooking in the kitchen...

That's when I made this "Thokku" which is a sweet tangy and spicy pickle made of Mango ginger also known as Curcuma amada also commonly known as mango ginger is a plant of the ginger family and is similar to turmeric. The irregular shapes are almost similar to ginger but tastes like a raw mango.Its quite effective in boosting metabolism,asthma, bronchitis, cough. It has tremendous cancer fighting medicinal values.

Mango ginger - 250 gms
Tamarind - 1 lemon size ball
Red chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Grated jaggery - 2 tbsp
Gingelley oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Wash and grate mango ginger. soak tamarind in water and make thick juice.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, add mango ginger and mix. Keep on low flame till cooked, then add tamarind juice. cook for 5 mins and then add red chilly powder, salt and hing and mix.
Allow to be on low flame for 10 mins then add jaggery grated and mix. Cook for 20 mins, then switch of heat and allow to cool. Transfer to glass bottle and then 1 tbsp gingelley oil on top.

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