Monday, May 14, 2007


Takku is chutney prepared from raw mango. I am a bit confused about its Maharashtrian or Gujarati roots. Now this confusion is pretty obvious since I am a Matthu and my best friend is a Gujju :) I am not sure if I have this at my place or her place.. Hence this confusion. But I am sure about one thing.. This chutney is quick n easy to prepare, tasty and can serve as an accompaniment to rotis, dosas, parathas ans bread. A must try in Kairi(raw mango) season!

This is my entry for Deepa’s AFAM Mango


What you need:

1 medium sized Kairi/Raw Mango
1 medium sized Onion
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
½ tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste

How to proceed:

1)Grate the raw mango and keep aside
2)Peel and grate onion and mix with grated raw mango
3)Add sugar and salt to this mixture
4)Heat oil in a skillet and add mustard seeds
5)When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add asafoetida, turmeric and red chilli powder to it
6)Take the skillet off heat and add the tadka to the grated mango onion mixture
7)Mix well and serve with rotis or parathas


Asha said...

Looks great AArti.Simple and delicious.We call it Thokku in K'taka!:))

Suganya said...

This sound different to me....I love it...Nice entry for AFAM

Aruna said...

Thokku looks great!!!

Arts said...

Thanks Asha,
whats in a name? taste matters! :D
shyah! I am such a glutton!

Thanks Sukanya,
ts very easy to make... try out sometime!

Thanks Aruna!