Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ginger Thokku - Reposting and award

Reposting Ginger Thokku for Akila's event "Dish Name starts with G"


Ginger is one of the very best spice, also has antibacterial properties which we use it from tea to recipes.
Its my favourite spice too which I save it in freezer & grate it in whatever side dishes I make.
I met my friend in Bhajan yesterday, she had brought Ginger Thokku, it was too yummy & healthy recipe.
I got recipe from her & made it today, which I would like to share with you all.  
Ingredients:
Ginger - 4 inches - cut into pieces.
Tamarind - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Oil for frying - I used gingely oil
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
For Grinding:
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Red Chillies -2 nos 
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5 -6 

Method:
Heat oil in Kadai and fry urad dal, chana dal, red chillies, hing, curry leaves. Once its done, keep aside.
Fry cut ginger in kadai separately and let it cool.
Grind dal mixture, ginger, tamarind, salt in mixer.
Heat oil in kadai, put mustard seeds, curry leaves. Add the ground ginger paste & turmeric powder when mustard seeds splutter. 
Fry till the mixture is cooked(the raw smell would be gone quick as we have already fried all these ingredients).
Now add jaggery and switch off the stove.
This goes well with dosa, idly, Pongal or with white rice as well..
Ginger Thokku tastes little ginger hot, little jaggery sweet & little sour tamarind  :-)


I thank Akheela of Torviewtoronto for such a beautiful award for participating in Food Palette Series- Brown

Sending this to bookmarked recipes  - a wonderful event hosted by Priya and Aipi

Also sending to - Sara's Feb 2011 event- Healing foods Ginger and Garlic
                                                                  Healing food page





13 comments:

  1. Thank you for the entry dear. Its delicious.

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  2. Healthy recipe and new to me... Bookmarked:-)

    Happy to follow u dear...

    kurinjikathambam

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  3. Nice thokku, looks so tempting. Good to know about it's medicinal values.

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  4. Nice and healthy tokku I love gingery flavour:)

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  5. Hi kamu, healthy chutney,.. Thanks for dropping by my blog..

    http://jellybelly-shanavi.blogspot.com

    happy to follow u

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  6. Wow that's a fantastic recipe using ginger..very new for me!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

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  7. Fingerlicking ginger thokku, yummm!

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  8. different recipe here...apt for idlies...u have a wonderful space,happy to follow u

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  9. OOOH, THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. fIRST TIMR HERE. fOLLOWING U

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  10. I always buy my ginger thokku from grand sweets and snacks when i am in India - I must try this recipe when I run out next time - Nice post dear!

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  11. First time here,happy to follow ur space...

    yummy thokku...

    Do visit mine if time permits...

    www.premascook.com

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  12. I never heard of this .. but i like the flavor combination completely :)I realized that you stay in Sunnyvale .. guess what I stay in Santa Clara .. i guess we are neighbors ! Glad to find your blog !

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