Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kempu Menasinakai Tokku/Red chilly pickle/ koravi karam




Red Chilly Pickle

Menasinakai Tokku/ Red Chilly Pickle/Tokku/Koravi Karam
This is another classic recipe from my grandma's kitchen. Whether it is in Karnataka or Andhra, this Tokku is very famous and a great relish for spicy food lovers.

You need;
1 cup ripe red chillies ( wash and pat dry)
1tbps oil (preferably seasame if you have or peanut oil)
Dry roast 1tbsp fenugreek seeds and powder
1tbsp dry coconut(optional)
1tsp tamarind concentrate
salt to taste
For seasoning: 1tsp oil, 1tsp mustard seeds, 1/2tsp hing, a pinch of turmeric

Method:
In a kadai, heat oil till smoking and roast the chillies till they wilt and begin to charr (Take extra care not to keep your face close to the kadai as sometimes the chillies tend to burst.)
Allow this to cool,
In a mixer grind the chillies , fenugrrek powder, coconut, tamarind and salt without adding any water. Season this well with the mustard, hing and turmeric mixture and store it in airtight clean bottles.
Serve this with hot rice and ghee or chapati, rotti anything you like...

21 comments:

Vani said...

hesaru nodiye baayalli neeru banthu! that must be one rocking thokku :)

Varsha Vipins said...

My type of pickle..Hot n fiery..nice one Paru..:)

Cham said...

Quiet famous in Andra too right, I ve made once with less spicy chilli, Gosh I love it.Excellent tokku!

Madhumathi said...

It looks mouthwatering,Paru..I too have posted a thokku recipe in my blog..

Asha said...

Mouthwatering Thokku, Paru. Red hot, love it with akki rotti! :)

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A_and_N said...

Now that is what I call raw, unadulterated FIRE! The kind I'd love with thayir-saadham :)

Vibaas said...

that looks soooo spicy :-) Yum!

Ashwini said...

wow..Bayalli neeru surithayide..super agi ide..

Deepa Hari said...

Love the thokku...i like it hot...color looks great...good one.

Smitha said...

Ah! Spicy

Usha said...

Looks fiery and spicy !

LG said...

ahaa...slurrp! swalpa bisi annakke, tuppa haaki, thokku kalisi... ummm...I am drooling at that thokku now :P

Andhra Flavors said...

do you know telugu? hey chintakaya pachadi, It remainds my grand ma's place.
mi daggara chala pickle recipes vunayi.

Archy said...

hmm.. rotti ge tummba ne chennagi eratte.. Superb.. nice color.. !! Very ho an spicy chutney !!

Lavanya said...

we used to make this chutney..i love this chutney paru!!

Sia said...

i second Vani. what a fiery looking tokku and i simply love it:)

Vicky Xavier. said...

Oh my! First time here. Love those authentic recipes very much. U have a yummy blog dear. Red chilly thokku looks mouthwatering.

Samahita said...

This is a great blog you have running here. I have blogrolled you. Thanks for all these amazing recipes.

n33ma said...

wow masthagi ide.

Anonymous said...

Hi !
Your recipie looks great ! I am from Andhra but living in Bangalore.
Can you tell me during which month and which place ripe red chillies are available in Bangalore.
Sirisha

Paru ... said...

Hi Sirisha,

Thanks for visiting. I use to find these ripe chillies in Jayanagar 4th block market and/or Gandhibazaar if you are aware of these places. They generally carry ripe chillies all year round..Good luck. Let me know if you had any luck finding them..

-Paru