Raw Tamarind Thokku / ಹುಣಸೆಕಾಯಿ ತೊಕ್ಕು

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

We both love to have different varieties of pickles, gojju and thokku as a part of our lunch and dinner. More than me, my hubby loves them a lot :) So, surely I will make some time to prepare these tangy and spicy preservatives at home.
There was some raw tamarind sitting in my fridge from couple of days. I remembered my mom making raw tamarind Thokku during this season and thought of preparing the same. I just called her and got the procedure. Thokku came out very well and hubby dear liked it a lot! I had very few tamarind pieces and prepared in small quantity. But it was a big hit and got over within 4 - 5 days. Already he told me to prepare same kind of Thokku when I get the raw tamarind next time! :D

Preparation Time: 40 - 45 minutes
Yield: It will be enough for 2 people for a week

Raw tamarind 5 - 6
Spicy green chillies - 3 (adjust according to taste)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds - 1 spoon
Asafoetida - a big pinch
Salt to taste

Take the raw tamarind and remove the outer skin, seeds and fiber content. Huh, this is really a time consuming process and took me more than half an hour!
Grind the cleaned tamarind pieces along with other ingredients to a fine, thick paste.
If the quantity is more, you can grind them easily without adding water. But mine was little less, hence added 1 spoon of water while grinding.
Preserve this Thokku in a plastic or glass container. It will be good for 2 - 3 months if refrigerated. If not refrigerated, it will last for 15 days if no water is added.
It can be served as pickle also. Just try half a spoon of thokku along with rice. Mix it well and add few drops of coconut oil if you like..it tastes heavenly!! 

  • Green chillies can be substituted with dry red chillies also for this Thokku. Adding of small green chillies known as Chooru menasu or Nuchchu menasu will give a very nice taste and flavor to this Thokku. 
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  1. Very innovative......will try soon.

  2. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting,fingerlicking thokku.

  3. Simple, tangy and appetizing thokku. First time here. love the collection.

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  4. this is very new to me, sounds tangy & spicy, perfect with rice :)

  5. Tempting,tangy and innovative thokku....

  6. wow...great recipe with lipsmacking presentation
    some awards are waiting for you at my space..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  7. Looks really spicy & its tempting too. Hoping to see your participation for my ''Valentine's Day Event'' :)

  8. Got some raw tams yesterday and luckily found your blog,very impressive... and my thokku is looking yummy!!!!!!!


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