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Friday, November 25, 2011

Dates Thokku - an Instant Pickle

Easy to make instant Dates pickle recipe is given here to try at home.It can be done in 12 mins with minimum spices and the sweet and sour taste will be luved by the kids.You can try this recipe with chopped raisins (kismis), dry figs and other dry fruits.Store it in an air-tight jar and keep it in the frige.U can have it for a week .But don't worry,it will get done in few days -if U have kids at home.It goes very well with steamed rice and sambar or yoghurt or curd rice.Try this at home and enjoy your Meal!.  BonAppetit!.

Dates Thokku(Pickle) - A variation of Pickle or say an Instant pickle done with Dates

20 Dates(de-seeded and cut into small pieces)
1 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 1/2 tsp salt or needed
1 tsp mustard seeds
5 tsp refined oil
1 lemon

    1.Ground 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds into fine powder.
    2.Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan,splutter mustard seeds,fenugreek-mustard powder and then the dates
pieces and saute them for 3-4 mins continuously.
    3.Add chilli powder,asafoetida powder,turmeric powder and salt and saute them till done for 4-5 mins.(if you have pickle powder,u can add 1 tsp when u add chilli powder(reduce it to 1/2 tsp) but it is optional).
    4.Sprinkle white pepper powder and mix it well for a min.
    5.Add the juice of a lemon,stir it well for a min and Turn off the flame .That'a all!

U might also like:
Bittergourd Pickle or Thokku
Mango-Ginger Pickle
Mutton Pickle


Seema said...

Wow yummy...I love pickle soooo much that I can enjoy any pickle at any time,I can't have meal without pickle.Thanks for sharing.

Aarthi said...

delicious dish..yummo..


Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,delicious and fingerlicking thokku..

Faseela said...

wow superb.......feel like tasting it now....superb

Deeksha said...

Nice n tasty pickle. Love it.

aipi said...

It looks tongue tickling, awesome recipe as always dear..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Had a store bought version of the dates pickle and loved it...thanx for sharing the recipe

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Sangeetha M said...

this looks finger licking it!!

Julie said...

Mouthwatering n lipsmacking ...
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Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

super thokku.

Shruti said...

something your creative ideas

Shobha Kamath said...

This is new to me. Looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love dates and have never thought of making pickled date! I will have to try, thanks!

BGT said...

Wow!! I now surely know where should I come for recipes!! :) Dates pickle looks awesome!! :)

Teena said... pickles are my favourite...This is gr8...mouth watering !!

Poornima Nair said...

This is an awesome recipe. I have all the ingredients too, will surely try it soon.