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Monday, September 27, 2010

GREEN CHILLY THOKKU

This is a traditional recipe from my paati and amma who are here right now. They were very much interested in sharing this recipe in my blog. They used to do it years back and said it was the best combo with "Saar theertham"( leftover cooked rice soaked in water) or curd rice. It was spicy, hot and tasty. They also gave some post - natal and post - partum food and care guidance for the whole family's (FAMILY TREES?!!!) future guidance which will be shared in a future post. What an interest at this age ?!!!!!! I admire their generosity to share things which will be useful for everyone. KUDOS PAATI AND AMMA. THANKS A LOT. Another combination they gave was mixing this thokku with a spoon of coconut oil and having as a side dish for Thengai dosai. Here is the way they prepared this.

INGREDIENTS:

Very tender green chillies - 50 gms.
Tamarind - a lemon size
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1/2 ladle
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Hing

METHOD:

Slit the green chillies, heat a tablespoon of oil and saute the green chillies till the colour changes, with white spots in it and the raw smell is diffused. Grind it alongwith salt and tamarind to a fine paste. Again, heat the remaining oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal, hing and turmeric powder. Add in the ground paste and saute well till oil leaves the sides. This can be preserved even for a month if sauted well with oil. It can also be refrigerated.

NOTE: THE CHILLIES SHOULD BE VERY TENDER. YOU CAN SOAK THE TAMARIND IN WATER AND USE THE VERY THICK EXTRACT. BUT FOR GETTING A PERFECT TEXTURE USE THE TAMARIND DIRECTLY WHILE GRINDING SUBJECT TO THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT.

48 comments :

  1. Do we soak the tamarind in water, then add its extract to grond chillies and salt to a fine paste, or do we add it directly? If we add it directly, won't there be some straw and dirt with it?

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  2. You can soak in water and take a thick extract also. But to get a perfect texture grind it directly. Most of us buy quality products only nowadays. So don't worry. I will also add it as a note for reference.

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  3. I had made this recently in India and had a chilli attack!!! but it was good to sweat out after a long time :D

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  4. Mouthwatering thokku, too tempting..

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  5. hmmmmmm lovely tangy and spicy pachai milagai thokku to have with thair sadam. I really love this thokku.

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  6. This is completely new to me,sounds mouthwatering!

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  7. I have a request...save some for me when I come to see you, alright? (just enough to dip a finger and lick it up)
    Looks simple awesome and going through the recipe it is almost like milagai gojju's thicker version.
    What next from your paatti and amma...I am waiting for more nice recipes.

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  8. Enjoy their company.....spicy and tempting looking.....

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Mouth watering milagai thokku, old is definitely gold. Waiting for more recipes from patti.

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  10. gr8 one...my granny makes this thing...ohhhh....delicious....!!!!

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  11. Hi Akka,

    Enna namma pakkam varave illai...

    nalla thokku...

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  12. Will this be hot? My granny adds some jagery to this.Yummy with hot rice.

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  13. Tangy and spicy..looks so delicious

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  14. Innovative recipe...sounds hot n tasty..

    Tasty appetite

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  15. New to me.. looks so yumm n spicy...

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  16. Lovely thokku. Never tried it before. Would love to try the spicy and tangy thokku !!

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  17. spicy and tempting thokku.. looks gr8 !!

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  18. Thats a very spicy and tempting chutney..Thanks for sharing..

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  19. wow mouthwatering receipe.thanks for sharing this.

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  20. i love spicy food.. i always wanted to make thokku with green chilli.. now i will.. thanks for sharing.. it looks soooo delicious.. i hope it is as hot and spicy as it looks.. wooowww love it!!!!!

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  21. An award for you :-)
    http://eatvegetarianbehealthy.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-award.html

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  22. Maami - unga Amma and Paati recipes unga family tree mattum illa but enga family tree kooda traditional recipes ayidum pola...! Thank you to them from me too!

    Indha thokku summa AK-47 rangela irukku - would love to lick a few spoons and then drink a whole jug of ice cold water! Adhula rusiye thani..Super!

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  23. Tempting spicy thokku. I love this recipe:-)
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  24. mouth watering and it look yummy....well sure i'm going to try this,,,,,thanks for this recipe.

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  25. Delicious.. Will b perfect for my guests who love spicy food.. I wont b in a position to taste it though....

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  26. Spicy recipe....Delicious.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  27. A mouth watering dish..Thanks for sharing your Patti and Amma's Recipe.

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  28. what a wonderful colour, mouthwatering, I learnt this from my Maami,I used to make it when I was in India, my MIL used to do it most of the times, but she wouldn't use any dal seasoning and used to add a bit of jaggery, My H likes it he sometimes buys in the shop, I do not prepare it at home, I am scared my son eats too much of pickles and spicy food. An other friend from who is a north Indian told me that they make like my MIL and eat it almost everyday and even in north of karnataka people eat it raw say that it is rich in vitaminc C and is good for health! your thokku is simply tickling my senses, lovely click..,

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  29. New to me..never tried thokku with green chillie..looks watermatering..will give it a try.

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  30. dear madam,

    Thokku looks so yummy. Do you have the morkali recipe.
    thanks
    meera

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  31. Thokku looks spicy, delicious and tempting. Wonderful recipe.

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  32. just looking at it makes me drool!

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  33. i tried this spicy delicious thokku...we really enjoyed it..thank you for sharing

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