Maanga Thokku / Maavina Kaayi Thokku

It is called "Maanga Thokku" in Tamil and "Maavina Kaayi Thokku" in Kannada. This is similar like Mango pickle but we use grated mango for this. It is prepared using green sour mangos (kairee's)This thokku usually prepared in mango season but a very tedious process because we have to grate the mango using the hand grater. I had asked my mom for this recipe. She asked me to grate the mango but me being not so cut out for grating mangos by hand was thinking of an alternative and suddenly got an idea ... i peeled & cut the mangoes and removed the seed. Then i made medium size pieces and grated / shredded them in the food processer. It was damn easy this way and i immediately called my mother and said her to do it like this from next time onwards :)). Then finally i made this awesome hot & spicy.. This is will suitable with hot plain rice with 1 tsp oil, or also good with Chapati, paratha, etc.,

  • Sour, Raw Mangoes - 5 to 8
  • Byadgi Red Chillies (dry) - 50 grms (i used Southindian chilli)
  • Fenugreek seeds / Menthya - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 cup
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Jaggery grated - 2 tsp (as per taste)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida / hing - 1/2 tsp
Method for Masala powder
  • Dry roast the fenugreek seeds first.
  • Then fry chillies.
  • Make a nice powder in the mixer


  • Grate the mangoes
  • Heat heavy bottom pan/wok add oil
  • Add mustard seeds, hing, allow to splutter
  • Add mangoes slowly. Cook the mangoes in the oil on low flame. Stirring occasionally then add jaggery stir well
  • Once finely cooked. Cool it
  • Add powder and heat up again on low flame. Mix properly. remove from the flame
  • Add sea salt and mix well & cool it
  • Cover the lid to the thokku outside(normal temp) for one or two days
  • After 2 days saute well and then transfer into the glass jar, keep Refrigerate
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Finla said...

Yummy droolie delicious

Cham said...

Oh yummy and delicious tokku

Uma said...

delicious Mango thokku! Yummy!

KonkaniBlogger said...

Yummm yummm yummm..I am a big pickles fan and this looks too good..

FH said...

Love it. Wish I could get some good Indian Maavinkai!:)

EC said...

Posted this some time back...but a slightly different version...the bedige mirchi has given nice colour to the dish

Laavanya said...

Look at that fiery colour.. my mouth is watering now.

Kalai said...

The color is just amazing, Vanamala!! Looks delicious. :)

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

I've said it so many times, but I love mangoes and if its a pickle then there's nothing more to be said.
I've made this summer's quota.:)

Anonymous said...

I love mango pickles and thokku is one of my faves ... Yummy looking thokku u have!
I have a surprise for u on my blog at

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you so much that you all liked thokku.

Thank you skribles for tagging MEME.

Trupti said...

thokku looks delicious..mouth must be tasted heavnly good.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

yummmmm!!! my fav! I can have this with dosa, rice, chapati, poori..... with just anything!!! yours looks really good :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

That looks really delicious .. i just love it with rice

Unknown said...

Oh..i love this thokku..will make this sure soon..Just thinking about the combo of this thokku with thayir sadam..droooolllll

Sia said...

thats thokku looks delicious mala... i have similar recipe posted in my blog which i learnt from my MIL.

Unknown said...

Hii same recipe can be done for amla also right

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Yeah, thokku made out of Amla too.