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!!


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


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 increase the spice level accordingly. But tastes good, something different !! Your Cranberry Thokku is ready.


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!:))
Happy Halloween. Have you visited FH before? Check out Halloween post,listen to the music!!:))

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.