I was in Caifornia last week visiting my sis-in-law, who had come from India. I tasted the mango thokku there, it was awesome, I even bought two mangoes from the Farmer's market in Sunnyvale. The storebought version tastes like nothing compared to the homemade one. It's such a easy recipe, especially if you use a microwave, it cuts your cooking time into half. These go well with my Dal Parathas, just had one for breakfast from yesterday. Here's my sis-in-law's recipe.
1 raw mango peeled and grated
2 tbsps gingelly oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp hing
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp jaggery
1 tsp chilli pwd
1/2 tsp fenugreek pwd
Heat oil add mustard seeds and hing, once they splutter add turmeric pwd stir.
Then add the grated mango salt and jaggery, and stir till well combined.
Remove this mixture to microwave safe dish and cook for about five minutes in the microwave till the mango reduces and you see the oil coming out, or cook it on the stovetop.
Add chilli powder and fenugreek powder and cook for another minute or so.
You will know it is done when the whole thing gets a nice color and gets all mushy and sticks together.
Mango thokku is ready, cool and transfer to a sterlized container, keeps well in the fridge. Now wasn't that easy, I'm never buying Thokku from the store again.