Sunday, 27 December 2015


Mango Ginger, or Curcuma Amada.
Not quite as sharp-tasting as ginger, it has a distinct, though mild, flavour of raw mango.

It is also not as fibrous, nor as 'claw-like' in appearance as regular ginger. In fact, other than in colour and taste, looks more like turmeric.

It is also known as white turmeric.

Today we are preparing mango ginger thokku or spicy jam ..

Ingredients :

mango ginger grates two cups
asafoetida half pinch
fenugreek powder half pinch
Sesame oil three tablespoons
mustard seeds one spoon
curry leaves one spig
Red chilly powder one spoon


Heat the sesame oil and mustard seeds to splutter.

Add curry leaves.

Followed by asafoetida, fenugreek powder, mango ginger grates, red chilly powder, jaggery, tamarind extract and salt.

Allow to cook and check the salt, sweetness and tanginess and spice are well balanced.
When the ingredients are becoming transparent and jam like consistancy.

Switch off the flame and allow to cool.
Transfer the spicy jam into an airtight container.

It goes very well with any main dish.

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