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Monday, June 09, 2008

Summer goodies #2 - Microwave mango thokku

First off, I've got to tell all the Chennaiwasis that there's this new Italian restaurant you absolutely must try.....Osteria is at the Deccan Plaza in Royapettah High Road. Their food, ambience, service....everything is absolutely great.
The Samosa Factory in Anna Nagar is good too.....it's at the beginning of Shanti Colony....and is so small that you're likely to miss it unless you're looking for it.....but it definitely is something you should try out. They have lovely street style cocktail samosas with a crisp, dark brown outer layer.
I gorged on these during the weekend and also watched the new Indy Jones movie. If you are an Indy fan (like me), you will enjoy the movie. Like all the other movies in the series, this too is an edge-of-the-seat entertainer......definitely not the best Indy movie.....but fun all the same.

Okey....dokey......let's now switch on the microwave and make some thokku.....

What you need:

Large unripe mango - 2
Red chilli powder - 2 heaped tsp (adjust to your taste)
Salt
Oil - 8 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Jaggery - a small piece (optional)

Peel mangoes and then cut them into thin, uneven slices.
Pour the oil into a microwave safe bowl, add mustard seeds, cover and microwave for 2 minutes or until the seeds pop.
Add all the other ingredients....mix well and microwave on high power for 8 minutes. Do check on the mangoes halfway through and stir so that it gets cooked evenly. Crush lightly with a ladle. I like mine with a few chunks in it.
This stays good in the refrigerator for upto 10 days.

I'd like to thank:
Happy Cook for giving me the Rocking Girl Blogger Award
Jayasree for passing on the You Make My Day Award.

This is my entry to Srivalli's MEC Bottled.
Check out my Summer goodies #1 - Ela vadam

22 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful recipe and great color too. Excellent in sandwiches!:)

Laavanya said...

That mango thokku looks divine.. i would eat most of it just by itself I think.

easycrafts said...

Thokku looks mouthwatering..nice dish to make in MW

bhags said...

so you had a rocking weekend with all the new restaurants and the Indy Jones movie.....nice thokku and congrats for the awards

Happy cook said...

Congrats with the award.
I have read somewhere about this samosa factory.
MW mango thokku looks good

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Microwave mango thokku looks so good. Looks YUM!. Nice idea of making mango thokku in microwave.

mitr_bayarea said...

Amazing microwave mango thokku...keep them coming.

bee said...

gorgeous. the trouble is, i only get frozen green mango here. it's tasty, but a bit mushy.

Uma said...

wonderful way to make mango thokku in a MW! You can send it to Srivalli's MEC: bottled event. Congrats on all your awards.

Mansi Desai said...

Never ehard of this, but as long as it has mangoes, I'm all game for it;)

Kalai said...

Congrats on the awards, Jayashree! Lovely mango thokku. :)

TBC said...

I would love to have some of that!
So simple to make too!

kamala said...

It is mouthwatering Jayashree..Love all pickles and thokkus.

sowmya said...

nice thokku and that too in microwave...mcirowave makes cooking really simple and less messy...looks delicious..

Sagari said...

pic looks very temptinggg

Srivalli said...

Lovely thokku..and yeah I came to know abt the samosa factory..anu has a post on it...

ok you have something else for MEC event this month or you forgot to send this???..

jayasree said...

Loved the jar with the pickle. I shall post my version soon. Its in drafts. Send it to Vally's MEC

SMN said...

nice and rich color..

Sia said...

thanks to valli that i am getting to learn so many microwave recipes :) thokku looks delicious...

Medhaa said...

This looks lovely.

Thanks for dropping by my Blog

Medhaa said...

hi I have an award for you at my blog.

http://medhaa.blogspot.com/2008/06/some-awards-and-meme.html

Rachel said...

Congrts on the awards