Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cranberry Thokku (Pickle)


Cranberries - Why only use it in desserts.. use it to make a pickle too! When, my friend Deepa said this, i said, pickles from Cranberries? Interesting right??? Well, finally i did muster courage to try.. & result was great recipe. Thanks Deepa!!

Ingredients:

Cranberries - 1 pack (I used 12 oz pack)
Oil - 4 tbspns
Mustard seeds - 1 + 1 tsp
Methi Seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder - 2 tsps
Turmeic powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

1. Wash cranberries in a collander & set aside to dry off.

2. In a pan, dry fry 1 tsp of mustard & methi seeds & powder coarsely.

3. Add oil to pan & 1 tsp Mustard seeds & hing. Let it splutter, then add the washed cranberries & stir well.
4. It will mash up & come together in few minutes.. Then add the chili, turmeric & salt & mix well.

5. It will be all mashed & come well together, now add the coarsely powder mustard & methi mixture & stir in well for 2-3 minutes. Your Cranberry Thokku is ready!!

Its a little bit on the sour side...so increase the spice level accordingly. But tastes good, something different !! Your Cranberry Thokku is ready.

11 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

WoW Seema...Cranberry thokku...never got the idea to make pickle out of this...looks so rich and succulent :-)) Thanks for the recipe :-)

Asha said...

Looks great. Great timing for Cranberry Thokku, Thanksgiving is around the corner!:))
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Seema said...

Sirisha- It tastes great. Do try it out.

Asha- Yup, your right- withThankgiving & anbundant cranberries everywhere, you can give this one a try.

Also thanks for letting me know of FH. Its a great site. Kudos to you for 2 blogs!!

Laavanya said...

I wouldn't have though of cranberry thokku at all... very interesting. I always buy the sweetened dried cranberries and add them to cereal/biscotti.

sagari said...

thats a very new and different recipe cranberry thokku i will defenetly try this recipe

Seema said...

Laav- I never thought too of this one, until i heard it tasted good!!

Sagari- Yes, different & tasty too. Try it out.. as cranberries are in season now.

TBC said...

Wow, that's creative!:-)
I'm sure it tasted great.

Nupur said...

What a delicious seasonal dish! You have a yummy blog here...nice to see another blog from St. Louis :)

Sia said...

now we r talking:) very innovative dish seema. i like the way u have used these cranberries to make thokku:)

Seema said...

TBC - Thanks.. tast was great! Something different.

Nupur - Thanks!!

Sia - Thanks. Got this recipe from a friend.. so its her innovative dish i can say :-)

Richa said...

wow that i wud like to try :) so u used fresh cran, right? i was thinking may be it will be sour, right? may be a lil' jaggery will help, what do u say? want to try this soon.
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