Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mangai thokku | Raw Mango thokku

Mango Thokku, a delicious and spicy accompaniment made from the raw mangoes. It's one of the most famous side dishes for curd rice. A little bit of mango thokku as sides makes the curd rice so delectable.

For this week's blogging marathon, I chose the theme "Seasonal Veggies" . Being in India during summer, what else would be the seasonal vegetable other than Mango. So you can see three different mango recipes for the coming days.

I saw this recipe in geetradhu channel around one year back and made it for last summer. Ever since, I have been making this thokku whenever I have mango in stock. It's so delicious and can be prepared in minutes. 

Depending on the mango sourness, you may need more or less of red chili powder to balance out the tanginess. Here I have used kili mooku mango which has mild sourness. 

Raw Mango Thokku

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Mangai Thokku, Raw Mano Thokku, Mango Pickle, Instant Mango Pickle, Mango Thokku, a delicious and spicy accompaniment made from the raw mangoes. It's one of the most famous side dishes for curd rice.

Raw Mango - 1 (medium size)
Red chili powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp approx
Salt - to taste (1/2 tsp approx)
Fenugreek seed - 1/4 tsp

To Temper
Gingelly/Sesame oil  - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp


Peel the mango & grate it . It yields 1 cup approximately.First in a small pan, add the fenugreek seed & dry roast it well & powder it.
Heat the heavy bottom pan, temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper" . Add the grated mango, saute it well.
Once it started to shrink, add the spices(turmeric& chili powder) & salt.Mix it well. Let it cook till the oil separates.
Then add the jaggery & mix well until it all melts. Switch off the flame & then add the fenugreek powder and give a quick stir.
That's it, tasty & finger licking manga thooku is ready. Serve it with curd rice.
  • You can store this in refrigerator for more than 1 week.
  • Always use clean spoon to take the thokku to increase its self life. 


  1. Finger-licking... Easy to make pickle variety

  2. me mouth-watering!! want to make it immediately!!!

  3. like the consistency and flavor must be delicious

  4. That mango thokku looks so delicious.

  5. Absolute delight with curd rice!! Lovely...

  6. This is one mouth watering pickle and love that bowl of yogurt rice.

  7. Looks delicious, finger licking.

  8. I love the thooku and can enjoy it are so inviting!

  9. OMG, wit that curd rice this pickle is definitely taste good.