Thursday, 8 November 2012

Mom's Tangy Garlic Thokku

This dish plays on your palate! As soon as I saw this I wanted to put a spoonful in my mouth.Truly a tangy treat, so I jotted down the recipe. Its simple and easy!  


 1 1/2 tbsp oil (preferably gingelly oil)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chillies 
2 sprigs curry leaves 
a small lemon sized tamarind 
20 garlic cloves 
10 shallots(small onions) 
salt to taste
a small piece of jaggery or sugar 1/2 tbsp


Soak the tamarind in some water for atleast 10 mins.
In a pan heat oil, add cumin and mustard seeds till it splutters.
Sauté onions and garlic on medium flame, add green chilies.
Allow the garlic and shallots to caramelise on low heat ,stirring once a while.
Add curry leaves.
Once the garlic becomes golden brown add the thick extract of tamarind.
Add salt and jaggery.
The sauce will coat the garlic as in the picture

Goes well with sambhar rice, curd rice and chappathi

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