Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Raw Tamarind Chutney(ಹುಣಸೆ ತೊಕ್ಕು)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
My very last minute last entry to Jagruti's ongoing event.
Raw tamarind! Do any one have the sweet memories of these tangy and mouthwatering green raw tamarind?
I am sure! You have at least one memory with this fruit!
I have plenty of memories. Among them is the one, where we used to wait for the Tamarind tree owners to sleep in the afternoon so that it will be easy for us to throw the stones to the trees and take the tamarind falling on the ground! If some one wakes up we used to run as if there is dog chasing us. Then we used to have it with rock stone. 
Now coming to the recipe, 
This is actually known as Tokku here. Very tasty chutney to eat with rice.

This chutney or tokku is prepared when tamarind is still green or raw. You can prepare it and store for a year.
Very easy to make it. Come lets see the ingredients :

Raw tamarind : 15 to 20
Green chilly - 10
Salt to taste
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Wash the tamarind properly. Dry them fully. Wipe the tamarind pieces with cloth to remove the water. Cut in to pieces.
Add green chilly, salt, methi seeds and hing. Put in a mixer or blender to get the coarse texture. Adjust the seasoning.
Chutney is ready to eat or store.
This will make almost 150 gm of chutney.
Sending it to 
Keep Smiling,


Unknown said...

Love this chutney...especially if it spicy and eaten with hot rice and ghee.....yummy!

Priya Suresh said...

Tangy chutney looks fabulous..would love to have some with rice porridge..

Satya said...

this chutney is my favorite too ..looks superb


Hayley said...

Wow...what a chutney Nive..! mouthwatering..have lots of memories like this ! thanks for sending ...

harini said...

yummy...have some at home from my mom-in-law..surely reminds us of some very sweet-tangy memories!

Sangi said...

i could feel the tanginess of your chutney rite here..

aipi said...

Tongue tickling chutney..
Thanks a lot for linking it to bookmarked event.

US Masala

Savi-Ruchi said...

thokku nodi bayalli neeru banthu :)

Akila said...

chutney recipe is lovely... thanks for sharing...



sandwich365 said...

Nivedita please check your page for virus . showing blogger zoom origins.

also: did you get your pkg?

also: see http://sandwich365.blogspot.com/2010/10/falafel-sandwich-feh-lah-fehl.html

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi all
@Keri, I have not recieved it.

Unknown said...

Hi Niveditha,

Nice chutney...Happy hosting dear...havent made any pcikle to post so far...will try to make something and post in your event...do check out my blog!!



Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Tasty pachhadi with steamed rice and ghee,yummy..

Madhu said...

Very nice Niveditha. I dont get raw tamarind where I live but if I do get it, I will surely try this!

Anonymous said...

Yum, mouth watering tokku. i just love to have it with hot rice and oil!

Nitha said...

Sounds like a great combo..

LR said...

Look really good...I bet it tastes yummy too..Will surely give a try..


Gayathri Kumar said...

My mom prepared this when I conceived . This tastes great and I just remember my mom.

Anonymous said...

i am not able to understand how raw tamarind will be? if raw wouldn't it be too sour?
i have never seen green tamarind.

can you describe which is the correct tamarind we use for
sambar rasam tamarind rice etc?
i live in america and we
get 2 kinds of raw tamarind.
1 will be flat and the shell very thin and often broken. it comes from mexico. another is called sweet tamarind, this will be long, fat/plump and the shell will be more intact. this you can eat raw. it comes from thailand.

here' a website that also has same questions as me.

Nivedita Thadani said...

@ Anonymous,
thanks for visiting my blog.
I visited "azeliaskitchen" The information is very good and even her site is.
the first photo is of raw tamarind's.
Here what we get is not that sour or may be we are used to that strong sourness :-)
but as I can see it in her photo, its written clearly that you should cook it before eating it.
But here we use it directly.
The second photo with red color, is sweet one, we use it regularly in the daily menu for sambhar(even those tamarind blocks, which she has posted in the end) are very common here. We add rock salt with it so that it wont get spoiled.
But Yes, those green raw tamarind are not that sour, we clean it thoroughly before using it.
hope this answer clears your doubt, if no, please let me know.

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