Granny Smith's Apple Thokku   
by: Sandhya Shankar (sandhya_n@hotmail.com )

For all of you whole love mango thokku, here's a simple and easy one. Granny Smith's Apple is a good substitute for the sour mangoes we get in India. They are basically sour to taste and green in colour, unlike the conventional red apples.

Ingredients:

  • Granny Smith's Apples (small)   -   2
  • Oil   -   2 tablespoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing)   -   A pinch
  • Mustard   -   1/2 tsp.
  • Fenugreek (Methi)   -   1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder   -   1/2 tsp
  • Salt and Cilli powder   -   According to taste

Method:

Peel Skin of the apple and remove seeds and grate them. Heat oil and fry mustard, asafoetida and fenugreek. Once the mustards pop, add the grated apple, turmeric, salt. Stir well. When the fruit is cooked three forths, add chilli powder. Mix well. When the mixture leaves the sides of the vessel, remove from flame. Wait for the mix to cool before storing it in a container. To add some extra flavor to the pickle, I usually add a teaspoon or two of gingely oil. That gives the pickle the authentic homemade taste.