FAVOURITE RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Sarkkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal

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Sarkkarai Pongal - this is a quick and easy dish for prasadam. And this Sarkkarai Pongal has also been an absolute favourite prasadam for many of us. The taste of this Sarkkarai Pongal, depend on the quality of the jaggery we use. I usually prefer pagu vellam for pongal and payasam dishes. The colour and taste of this jaggery vary from place to place. Some jaggery are dark brown while others are yellow or orange coloured jaggery. In this recipe, I have used the dark brown jaggery and it tastes so good. My husband bought me this dark brown jaggery (Kottayam Vellam) from Nanguneri. Now let's see some important tips for perfect Sarkkarai Pongal.


Raw mango thokku

This easy thokku is the most delicious way to use up your raw mangoes.Raw mango thokku is a popular condiment that accompanies many South Indian foods and also for the rotis. This thokku is slightly sweet and mildly hot. I particularly like them with a bowl of curd rice. I like to use fenugreek powder in my thokku as it has more authentic flavour. Please don't forget to add it because you will enjoy the flavour when you taste the thokku. The totapuri mangoes (kili mooku mangoes) taste best for this thokku. This thokku is the perfect way to use the seasonal produce you found at the market or in your garden. Make this thokku a large batch to give your friends and relatives so that they also can enjoy it. Let's see how to prepare this raw mango thokku with step by step photos.




This easy thokku is the most delicious way to use up your raw mangoes.Raw mango thokku is a popular condiment that accompanies many South Indian foods and also for the rotis. This thokku is slightly sweet and mildly hot. I particularly like them with a bowl of curd rice. I like to use fenugreek powder in my thokku as it has more authentic flavour. Please don't forget to add it because you will enjoy the flavour when you taste the thokku. The totapuri mangoes (kili mooku mangoes) taste best for this thokku. This thokku is the perfect way to use the seasonal produce you found at the market or in your garden. Make this thokku a large batch to give your friends and relatives so that they also can enjoy it


Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
Total time : 25 minutes
Yield : 250 grams 

Ingredients 

  •     3 Raw mangoes
  •     1/2 tbsp fenugreek
  •     1 tbsp red chilly powder
  •     1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  •     1/2 tsp asafoetdia powder
  •     1 tbsp powdered jaggery
  •     1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  •     1/2 tsp urid dal
  •     8 tbsp gingelly oil
Cooking Directions 

1. Wash and peel the mangoes. Grate 2 mangoes finely using a carrot grater and 1 mango thinly using the chip slicer.


2. Heat the kadai and dry roast the fenugreek until brown or some fenugreek will pop up. Switch off the flame and powder it coarsely.



3. Heat the gingelly oil in the kadai and add the mustard seeds and urid dal. When it splutters add the thin mango slices and saute them.


4. After 2 minutes, add the grated mangoes. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Then add the required salt and allow the mangoes to cook nicely in the oil.


6. When the mangoes become soft, add the chilly powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida powder.

7. Mix and stir well. Then add the jaggery to the thokku.

8. Keep the flame low and allow the thokku to combine well till the oil floats on the top of the thokku. Finally, add the fenugreek powder, mix well and switch off the flame.


9. This is the final stage of the thokku as shown in the picture. Allow it to cool completly and  store it in a glass jar. Yummy and tasty mango thokku is ready. This thokku will remain good for 1 month if refrigerated. 


If you try this recipe for raw mango thokku send us your comments below and share the recipe for your friends and family.

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