Monday, October 28, 2013

Mango Thokku for Mango Rice


I should say thanks for this recipe because it just helped me to satisfy my taste buds towards tangy taste. Though the procedure was a long and lengthly one for making the powder and other pre preparations, I would say its worth trying. 

I did try this recipe the same way and with same set of ingredients and could store a large quantity. But, I made a small change here, I just changed the way the mango was used. I simply grated the mango and didnt cook and mash them. Thats the only difference. 

For people who have the tangy taste buds, this recipe is a feast.

Ingredients:  2 Raw/Green  Mango

For Masala Powder:
2 Tbsp Peanuts
3 Tbsp Dried Shredded Coconut
1 1/2  Tbsp White Sesame Seeds
2 Inch Stick Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Pepper Corns
1/2 Tbsp Cumin
2 1/2 Tbsp Channa Dhal/Split Chick Peas
1/2 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds
2 Fist Full Dried Red Chilly
12 Pods Garlic (Optional)
6 Sprigs Curry Leaf
1/2 Tsp Hing/Asafoetida

For tempering:
1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp Hing/Asafoetida
1 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Dried Shredded Coconut
10 Red Chilly
3-4 Sprigs Curry Leaf
1/4 Cup Sesame Oil
1/4 Cup Sunflower Oil
Salt to taste

Masala Powder: 
  • Heat a wok on medium flame dry roast 2 1/2  tbsp channa dhal once its golden brown reserve on a plate and dry roast 2 tbsp peanuts once that turns light golden in color reserve in the same plate dry roast sesame seeds once it splutters reserve in the plate dry roast pepper corns cumin fenugreek and cinnamon and reserve in the same plate dry roast 3 Tbsp dried coconut when it turns light brown in color reserve in the plate dry roast 2 fist full dry chilly and reserve in plate dry roast curry leafs and garlic for few minutes and reserve in the same plate lastly dry roast 1/2 tsp asafoetida and reserve in the plate allow all the ingredients to air dry before grinding to a powder.
  • Basically all ingredients should be dry roasted separately all the ingredients have different cooking timing.   
  • Once all the dry roasted ingredients have cooled add to a mixer jar and grind to a fine powder.
  • Peel the mango chop into cubes wash and place in a bowl which can fit inside pressure cooker.
  • Add 1/3 cup water to the mango and steam cook inside pressure cooker for 5 to 6 whistles the mango will go mushy.
  • In  a wok add oil bring to a boil fry the peanuts till golden in color drain and reserve in a plate. in the same oil add mustard seeds allow to splutter add 1/2 tsp asafoetida 10 red chilly fry a bit add 2 to 3 sprigs of curry leaves and turmeric powder fry for a second.
  • Add the mango pulp to the oil and fry a bit add the prepared masala powder and fry the mango on low heat till oil surfaces.
  • Add the peanuts and salt must be a bit extra fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Allow to cool and store in air tight container.

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