Friday, December 10, 2010

Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle)

This pickle/thokku with tangy taste of tamarind is the best combination for curd rice. It is easy to make, you can add in onions too with this thokku.
Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle) Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Garlic - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 1
  • Tamarind - 1 small sized ball
  • Powdered Jaggery - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Peel the garlic skin and grind it with red chillies to a coarse paste and keep aside. Dont make it to a fine paste, the bits of garlic in the pickle tastes best.

  2. Add tamarind to 1/4 cup water and extract thick pulp from it and keep aside

  3. Heat oil, add mustard seeds allow it to crackle then add the garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves and it starts turning light brown.

  4. Now add tamarind pulp, powdered jaggery, required salt and mix well. Keep sauting till the mixture turns brown color as in the pic. Switch off and store in a airtight container.

Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle) Recipe
I like this thooku with almost anything idli, dosa, roti or rice. Sometimes I have this as such too :)

Written by: SHARMILEE J

36 comments:

  1. I love to mix this with sesame oil and curd and have with idly/dosa,yummy....!!

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  2. The thokku looks delicious. Just yummy :)

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  3. finger-licking good ! simple and yum.. would love to try this :)

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  4. OMG! that sounds soo good right now!

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  5. ooh that looks very tempting, love to have with curd rice.love the lovely texture of the thokku.

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  6. Sharmi u r killing me with ur poondu thokku...mouthwatering here..

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  7. Hey Sharmi,

    My most favorite thokku is poondu only..will have it even with chappathi...:)Check out the event in my blog..:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  8. I love that sweet and tangy flavors merged with garlic. Must be yum!

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  9. Hi Sharmi,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment. You have a fabulous blog here and I am in love with most of your recipes :)

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  10. Absolutely droolworthy - am dreaming of this and curd rice now.

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  11. I am a mad fan of garlic and love it in anything.. if this is totally garlic then I dont have to think twice at all :)

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  12. i m a die hard fan of garlic...love it in anything...and this pickle looks lipsmacking n gorgeous...

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  13. nice click..looks so perfect and yummy!!

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    Tasty appetite

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  15. Wow wow fantastic..... mouthwaterin yaaaaaaaaaaaar

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  16. I can never dream of making pickles....they looks mouthwatering :)

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  17. Drooling over the pictures and a delicious thokku

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  18. Never had sweet garlic pickle, so bookmarking :)

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  19. Garlic pickle...that sounds so yummy!

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  20. Mmmmmmmmm i am drooling ..anything in garlic I love it. Sure this will be my fav..

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  21. Wow wow fantastic..... mouthwatering....

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  22. That looks yummy!Great side dish and I like tamarind in it.

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  23. Like the mashed Garlic you used to make this pickle, Shasmilee. Looks very spicy and tempting.

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  24. i love garlic pickle... this one looks very interesting.. nice clicks!

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  25. @Ananda Rajashekar : This is very easy and doesnt come in the soaking pickle category so anyone can try it....

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  26. hi sharmee.awsome pickle ..i lov ur pics...follwing uo

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  27. so yummy!! want to try.. wht's the shelf life of this tokku?

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  28. hai sharmilee
    i just tried this garlic pickle just now and it turned out very well.thank u for a grt recipe.
    how long this pickle stays fresh(as i made it in large quantity)???

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    1. Yes it stays well for few days in room temperature but its best to keep refrigerated.

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  29. Is 1 red chilly enough for 1/2 cup of garlic cloves? Is this pickle a very mild spciy one? RAJI

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  30. Yes its thokku kind not very spicy

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