Oct 28, 2009

Maa Inji ( Mango ginger ) Thokku

Mango ginger is botanically neither related to Mango nor ginger family. but Turmeric.The Rhizomes are pale yellow inside with lighter color outside having the sweet s,ell of unripe mango when crushed. After making pickles I have few of Maa Inji pieces left over. So made a thokku with this flavorful ginger. Ingredients Maa Ingi - 100 gms Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp Chilli powder - 1 tblsp Salt to taste Mustard - 1/2 tsp Gingely oil - 2 tblsp Hing - a pinch Fenugreek powder - 1/2 tsp Method
  • Remove the skin of Maa inji and wash thoroughly and allow it to dry.
  • Cut into small pieces and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard , hing and grinded ginger.
  • Saute it well.
  • Add chilli powder , tamarind salt and saute till the oil oozes out.
  • In the end add Fenugreek powder.
It tastes great with Thayir sadam and Idlis and Dosas too

8 comments:

Happy cook said...

Love the thokku, are you now in India and is your hubby in Brussels.

Suparna said...

hi,
My first visit to ur blog :) I am a big fan of pickles and tokkus. the combination of mango and ginger got me drooling :) shall make this in coming summer :)
Thanks
TC

Cham said...

Last summer I made pickle but never posted the recipe :( Thokku sounds a great idea, but we don't get anymore here...

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Nirmala said...

Wow, I am drooling at this. I used to live on this when in hostel. Curd rice and this thokku is my all time favorite. U can slice them up thinly, throw some chopped green chillies and a drizzle of lime juice. With little salt that makes an instant pickle. I like it that way too.

Srivalli said...

Lovelu thokku, kamala..how are you doing?

Malar Gandhi said...

Maa Inji thokku brings back all the notalgic memories of my grandmother, to me...

Its nice to see your version here, It is blended...looks different to me, must be great with idlies and dosas too:)