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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Srividhya G


  • 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


  • Peel the apple skin and grate the pulp part. Check the sweetness and sourness of the apple and adjust the spices accordingly.
  • 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.
  • Mix it well and let it cook for about 10 minutes. (Do not cover).
  • Now add another 1 tbsp of oil and mix well. Let all the moisture evaporate.
  • Once the oil gets separated, turn off the heat.