mango thokku

Mango Thokku

Mango thokku is a South Indian pickle made with raw mangoes, spices and oil. It is a tangy and spicy condiment that can be served with rice, roti or dosa. The recipe involves cooking the mangoes with spices and oil until they are soft and tender. The mixture is then cooled and stored in an airtight container. This pickle is made with raw mango and goes well with curd rice.

Mango Thokku

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: PickleCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This pickle is made with raw mango and goes well with curd rice.


  • Raw Mango (Medium size) – 1

  • Red Chilli Powder – 2 to 3 teaspoons

  • Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon

  • Gingelly Oil – 5 to 6 tablespoons

  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – ½ teaspoon

  • Salt – 2 teaspoons or as per taste

  • Fenugreek Powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jaggery powdered – 1 teaspoon (optional)


  • Wash and wipe the mango. Peel the skin and grate it finely.
  • In a dry kadai put a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and dry fry till it become light brown. Remove and pound it to a fine powder.
  • In a thick bottomed kadai, pour the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it starts pops up, add asafoetida powder.
  • Add mango gratings and fry on medium flame till it is half cooked. .
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix it well and stir fry till it blends well and oil separates.
  • Add jaggery powder and mix it.
  • Finally add fenugreek powder and mix it once again and remove.

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  1. My all time favourite!

  2. Hello kamala,

    in several of your recipes you have talked about adding mango, as in the above mango thokku. Are you suggesting ripe mangos or raw ones? It would help me if you could be specific about that. Thank you.

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