January 30, 2009

Tamarind thokku

My father was grown up in ananthapur district in AP,India. My grandma is an expert in preparing spicy and delicious thooku varieties. This thokku is one of her speciality & can be preserved for a week in refrigerator. During my pregnancy days, this was a treat to my tongue. It taste delicious!!!

Ingredients :
  1. 3 medium sized onions
  2. Garlic - 10 pods
  3. Tamarind - lemon sized
  4. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 1 tsp chilly powder
  7. 1/2 Fenugreek seed(Methi seeds)
  8. 1 tbsp curry leaves
  9. Oil - 3 tbsp
  10. Salt to taste

Directions :

  • Soak the tamarind in the water & extract its pulp.

  • Heat oil in the pan, fry onion & garlic till it becomes transparent. Grind them coarsely & keep aside.

  • Roast & grind the mustard & methi seeds.

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add curry leaves, tamarind pulp, onion paste & spice powder.

  • Add turmeric powder,chilly powder & salt to taste. Cook until it becomes thick.

Taste great with rice. Enjoy!

4 comments :

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks delicious! Goes well with chapatis too!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i will try this..i love tangy and hot foods..

Ushanandini said...

I always like thokku as I'm a pickle-lover. Plus the thokku looks quite a new recipe to me.

Vijayakumar said...

we prepared the tamarind thokku as per your guidlines yesterday. It was very delicious and lingering taste. we enjoyed well. Thanks for your tips

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