I am not sure what language thokku is in, most likely Telugu, but it refers to any fresh herb/vegetable pounded/ground to a paste with salt, tamarind and jaggery, and reduced in sesame oil. The key ingredients are tamarind, jaggery, and sesame oil. This recipe makes a thokku out of fresh green chilies and is dynamite!
Tired of the same old same old coconut, onion, or tomato chutneys? Here’s a refreshing multi-colored, vitamin rich, tangy low fat chutney for you! No need to grate or thaw coconut! Ready in about 20 minutes! Goes great with idli, dosai, pooris, rotis, rice, doubles as sandwich spread!
A simple chutney made out of lightly peeled ridge gourd. Ridge gourd is also known as peerkangai (Tamil), beerakaya (Telugu), heerakai (Kannada), turai/tori (Hindi). This chutney or thogayal/thuvaiyal as it’s called in Tamil is great with idli/dosa, and with rice.
This is the basic lemon pickle recipe that is a staple in most Indian households. There are probably hundreds of variations of this preserve from the many regional cuisines in India. This one is a simple one made in Tamil Nadu. Goes excellent with the ubiquitous tambrahm cooler aka yogurt rice aka thayir saadam, upma, roti, etc. Versatile. Settles an uneasy stomach in its salted version. Just an amazing pickle.
A chutney from the memories of my childhood; a rustic onion chutney to serve with a multiple of dishes such as idli, dosai, poori, rotis, upma, etc. Heat of the chilies, balanced with the sweetness of the onion, and the sourness of the tamarind makes a wonderful accompaniment to mild and bland dishes.
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