Is it raining apples in your place ?? It is….in mine 🙂 Though I love apples in any form, shape and color, be it red delicious, gala, fuji, empire…I am a die-hard granny smither 🙂 The perfectly tart , mildly sweet, crunchy party in my mouth. A sprinkle of salt and red chilli powder on the slices of a granny smith can take me back to my school days, when breaks were about devouring the green mango wedges generously rubbed with salt and chilli powder. So, I was thinking , why not make the traditional “Manga thokku” using green apples. Few years back I learned to make Green Mango thokku from a friend’s mother-in-law. I extended that recipe to the green apples now and it turned out awesome… !
Thokku is usually served with yogurt rice or dal rice. The spicy and tart thokku compensates for the mild rice. However, it can also be used as a spread for breads and wraps. I made mine super spicy and super tart, if you would prefer a milder version, reduce the spices and use a less tart apple.
- I used two granny smith apples and an 1 inch piece of ginger.
- Peel and grate the apples. Also grate the ginger.
- To season, you’ll need :
- Turmeric – 2 tsp.
- Red chilli powder – 3 or 4 tsp.
- Garam Masala – 2 tsp (Pumpkin pie spice mix can be used otherwise)
- Ground black pepper – 1tsp.
- Brown Sugar (vellam) – 1 tbsp.
- Grated ginger – 2tsp.
- Salt to taste
- Heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a pot and fry the grated ginger.
- Then add the grated apples and saute.
- Saute for a minute and when the juices come out add all the spices.
- Mix well and continue to cook until the raw smell of the masalas go away and the chutney thickens and becomes glossy.
This is a flavor packed multi-purpose chutney, just one drop is sure to awaken all your taste buds.
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