Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ginger Thokku

Two days in a row! :)

Here is a yummy thokku that I tried from Kamala's blog. Very pungent, very spicy and delicious! I had some with steaming hot rice and ghee (I've gotten re-addicted to ghee these days), some spread on toasted whole wheat bread with some oil drizzled on top and even made a tomato gojju using this as the base. Versatile dish this.

Ginger Thokku
Recipe Source


1/2 cup ginger, cut into very tiny pieces or grated
5-6 dry red chilies
1 tsp methi seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
1 tsp jaggery
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


Dry roast methi seeds in a kadai. Keep aside. In the same kadai, add a tsp of oil and fry the red chilies for a few seconds and keep aside.
Pour the remaining oil into the kadhai and fry the ginger, until the raw smell is gone, about 3-4 minutes. Let cool.
Make a powder of the methi seeds. Add mustard seeds, red chilies, ginger, tamarind, jaggery and salt to that and pulse until smooth.
Taste and adjust the seasonings.
Serve, well, however you like it! :)


Arch said...

Yummy !! I love thokkus, this sounds delicious !!

Kurinji said...


Kannada Cuisine said...

I Love Ginger chutney...guess they are the same the tokku and chutney :)

LifenSpice said...

Yay! 2 days in a row:)

This thokku is what we need for this cold winter.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

really looks so yummy...

Vani said...

Arch - me too :)

Smitha - chutney tarahane but thokku ve with the amount of oil and the methi+mustard masala :)

Kay - yeah, so good for this kinda weather :)

Kurinji, Vanamala - thanks :)

Cham said...

This one goes very well with green gram dosa! I love it!

Vani said...

I gotta try that combo now, Cham :)

radha said...

Ginger pickle with pongal or pessaratu is delicious. If we had bigger sized ginger here I would have attempted this often

Jayashree said...

I love all kinds of thokku. It goes well with literally everything.