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April 27, 2010

Easy Mango Thokku Recipe - Raw Mango Pickle Recipes

Mango thokku recipe

Mango thokku is a very simple yet finger licking n delicious side dish for curd rice.I learnt this recipe from my MIL.Before marriage,I had tasted Andhra mango thokku recipe from my friends.But after marriage,when I saw my MIL making homemade mangai thokku very easily and quickly with less oil,I was amazed. But its of Tamil nadu style. Its a great side dish for curd rice and even chapathi too,This is one of the must try Mango recipes in this season.Roasted and powdered methi seeds and Asafetida/Hing ( I used SSP Asafetida) are the star ingredients for any pickle recipe.So don’t skip it.Try this authentic Tamil nadu style mango thokku recipe and relish it with curd rice. I have also uploaded a full video recipe below.Please check it.Lets see how to make this delicious Raw Mango thokku recipe.

Mango thokku recipe - video 

Mango thokku

Mango thokku recipe-Mangai Thokku

Mango thokku recipe-Mangai Thokku Easy mango thokku recipe - Best side dish for curd rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Pickle
Serves: 1 cup
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Raw mango – 1/2 kg ( I used 1 big sized mango of 1/2 kg) OR Grated raw mango - 2.5 cups
  • Red chilli powder - 2.5 - 3 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 1 tsp ( dry roast & grind to a powder)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • SSP Hing / Asafetida – 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery – Big gooseberry size (adjust based on tanginess of mango)
  • Salt – As needed
To temper
  • Sesame / Gingely oil – 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Wash the raw mango.No need to peel the skin.Grate the mango using a grater. Set aside.

  • Dry roast the methi seeds in a kadai till it turns golden brown and powder it nicely.
  • In a wide mouthed kadai,add 3 tbsp of sesame oil.Put the grated mango & required salt to it. Saute well till it becomes soft.Cover and cook the mangoes for sometime in very low flame.

  • After the mango is cooked well,add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, hing/Asafetida and jaggery.Mix well and saute for sometime till raw smell goes off.As u mix,thokku will start to leave the sides of kadai.
  • Lastly add the roasted methi seeds powder,mix it and switch off the flame.
  • Temper with mustard seeds using a tbsp of sesame oil. Once the thokku cools down , store it in an air tight container.Refrigerate and preserve for months.
Enjoy with curd rice !

Enjoy this finger licking mango thokku with curd rice.Tastes yummy !

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April 8, 2010


Maggi Noodles patties

Maggi noodles is loved by all the kids even if they are fussy eaters. Sure there is some magic in it Smile.Though we all know it is not a much healthier option, we make it at least once or twice in a month. Let’s make the same slightly healthy as well as interesting. With this thought, I tried this Maggi noodles patties snack for my kid.
I saw this recipe in a blog long back, but  I don’t remember the name of  it. Please let me know if its your blog. I am very much thankful to you for this excellent snack. I tried it on a weekend evening. It was tasting great and we all relished this with tomato sauce .Very easy to prepare ,tastes delicious and drool worthy. I am sure kids would love this. Even we parents can’t stop with one. Bachelor’s can also try this. U may like it.

Noodles -patties

Maggi noodles patties

Noodles Patties
Maggi noodles patties - Kids favourite snacks recipe with a healthy twist.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kids snacks
Serves: 5-6 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

To cook in water
  • Maggi noodles - 1 small packet (tastemaker not needed)
  • Cooked Carrot,Green peas,beans - 2 tbsp each
To mix in the noodles
  • Big onion - 1 no(finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 1 no(-do-)
  • Maida – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp(add more as per ur taste)
  • Chat masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp(chopped finely)
  • Salt- as needed
  • Amchur powder – 1 pinch(optional)
  • Red chilli powder- 1/4 tsp(optional)
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp

  • Cook the noodles in required water along with vegetables without tastemaker OR Grate the carrots and saute in a tbsp of oil along with green peas till it gets cooked.I dint use beans here.
  • Take the boiled noodles,vegetables in a wide mouthed bowl and mix all the ingredients given above to make a dough.If necessary, maida can be added for binding. ( I used 2 tsp)
Noodle patties step by step picture
  • Make small even sized balls and pat it to make a small circle.
  • Heat a dosa pan and place the patties over it.Sprinkle oil around it and cover cook for sometime. Cook  till it becomes slightly crispy &  golden brown.
  • Flip it over and repeat the same. Enjoy with tomato sauce.
    Noodles patties step by step picture1
  • For variations,u can also try adding tastemaker, gg paste and more vegetables like beans, grated cauliflower etc whichever your kids like.
  • U can also use plain noodles instead of maggi as tastemaker is not necessary.No problem even if the noodles are over cooked.
  • I din’t use red chilli powder as my daughter doesn’t like spicy foods.So use it as per ur need.

Noodles patties

Noodles patties piece

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