Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mango Thokku

Mango season has started and its time to celebrate with variety of mango pickles,salads and shakes.

Here given some benefits of mango..

  • Kidney problems including nephrititis.
  • Fever
  • Respiratory problems
  • Constipation
Health benefits:
  • Mangoes contain phenols, this phenolic compound have powerful antioxidant and anticancer abilities.
  • Mango is high in iron, pregnant women and people with anemia are advised to eat this fruit regularly.
  • Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin.
  • It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion.
  • Mango is high in antioxidant and low in carbohydrates.
  • Mango is a rich source of vitamin A(beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments
Nutritive Values : Per 100 gm.
  • Vitamin A : 6,350 I.U.
  • Vitamin B : Thiamine .06 mg.;
  • Vitamin C : 41 mg.
  • Calcium : 9 mg.
  • Phosphorus : 13 mg.
  • Protein : .7 gm.
  • Calories : 66

Mango Thokku :


1.Mango(un ripped)..........2

2.Oil..........5 to 8 tbsps

3.Salt needed.

4.Hing.... 2 pinch

5.Turmeric powder........1 tsp

6.Mustard seeds......2 tsps

7.Powdered jaggery........1 tbsp

To grind(for making chilli powder):

1.Dry red chili.........10 to 12

2.Menthya/fenugreek seeds..........3 tsps


1.Wash the mangoes,Grate it and keep it aside.

2.Fry the 'to grind' items with 1/2 tsp of oil till golden.Grind it to a fine powder.

3.Take a deep kadai,heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.Add grated mango,turmeric powder and hing.

4.Stir it nicely until it is cooked well.

5.When oil starts coming out,add the salt and grounded chilli powder,and mix it well until it binds.Some add jaggery powder (a tbsp)for tangy taste.But its totally optional.

6.Switch off when oil gets out.

Note:The thooku will look like halwa in the end.Non-sticky,roll like a ball when u stir.

This tasty thokku should be stored in refrigerator after it cools down.Consume within a week.Store in a clean,dry container(Avoid plastic containers,ceramic or stainless steel is preferred).

Have this ultimately delicious pickle with creamy curd rice,roti or with any of ur choice.Njoy summer with varieties of mango recipes and stay healthy...cheers!!!