Apple Thokku

AppleThokku

In our household, meal never ends with curd/yogurt/buttermilk rice. If I prepare sambhar or Kuzhambu, we use that as the side for yogurt rice if not we go for pickles. I love pickles not only with yogurt rice but I can have it with any variety rice and also with sambhar and rasam rice. So at any time there will some pickle in my fridge. My recent food experiments are with fruits. I am trying to prepare savory items with fruits or substitute fruits instead of jaggery. This fall we bought loads and loads of apple. (Obviously seasonal fruits are the best and cheap). I love the crunchy and raw apples. I prepared smoothies and sauce with them. Then I thought why not try thokku with them and stock it up. This thokku goes well with idly and dosa too.

Apple thokku is pretty much like mango thokku, I grated the apples and I used 1.5 teaspoons of methi powder and red chili powder instead of 2 tsps as in mango thokku. I need to have the sweet taste but at the same time I want to balance the sweetness also. So I added equal measure of fenugreek and red chili powder. You can adjust the measurements according to the sweetness and sourness of the apple and of course to your taste buds. I didn’t add mustard seed powder. You can add mustard seed powder. It’s a great preservative. I felt apple comparatively cooks faster than mango.

AppleThokku

Here is the sweet and sour and spicy thokku with the hint of bitterness. :-)

Ingredients:

  • Apples – 2 (I used two big crisp apples)
  • Salt – 1.5 tsps
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsps
  • Methi powder / Fenugreek powder– 1.5 tsps
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Steps:

  • Peel the apple skin and grate the pulp part. Check the sweetness and sourness of the apple and adjust the spices accordingly.

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  • Heat the kadai and add 1 tbsp oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. As they start to splutter add the methi powder and hing.
  • Now add grated apple, salt, turmeric and chilly powder.

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  • Mix it well and let it cook for about 7-8 minutes. (Do not cover).
  • Now add another 1 tbsp of oil and mix well. Let all the moisture evaporate.

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  • Once the oil gets separated, turn off the heat. 

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That’s it. Thokku is ready.

Apple Thokku
Apple thokku - Grated apple pickle with the touch of bitter, sweet, hot and sour. A great side for idly, dosa and curd rice.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Apples – 2 (I used two big crisp apples)
  2. Salt – 1.5 tsps
  3. Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsps
  4. Methi powder / Fenugreek powder– 1.5 tsps
  5. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  6. Oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  7. Hing - 1/2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Instructions
  1. Peel the apple skin and grate the pulp part. Check the sweetness and sourness of the apple and adjust the spices accordingly.
  2. Heat the kadai and add 1 tbsp oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. As they start to splutter add the methi powder and hing.
  4. Now add grated apple, salt, turmeric and chilly powder.
  5. Mix it well and let it cook for about 10 minutes. (Do not cover).
  6. Now add another 1 tbsp of oil and mix well. Let all the moisture evaporate.
  7. Once the oil gets separated, turn off the heat.
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14 thoughts on “Apple Thokku

  1. Simply superb Sri :) Love your innovative idea! We are family that touch pickles very very very occasionally. When the parents stay with us, pickles get over super fast and after that, even a small jar stays full :) Many a times, parents would come back and finish that dabba :D

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