Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spicy Apple Pickle/ Apple Thokku

Fall is here and apples are in abundance!

I'm sure one wouldn't mind to spice up the kitchen, will you? I'm not talking about the usual fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, brownsugar etc...

Yes, I'm talking about out hard core red chillies, asafetida, turmeric and methi!

We are not talking Apple pie with chillies :))

It's Apple pickle......This is my mom's recipe  that I've used for a while and would like to share it you all!

Get Ready

  • 4 cups grated granny smith apple

  • 1 cup red chilli

  • 2 tsp Salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp Methi seeds

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp Asafetida

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1 cup canola oil
Get Going:

  • Dry Roast methi seeds in a pan till golden brown. Keep aside

  • In the same pan add a drop of oil and roast the red chillies till they are fragrant. Set aside.

  • Once cool, Powder the  roasted redchilli and roasted methi seeds to a fine powder and set aside.

  • In a heavy bottom pan, add the oil. When hot, add mustard seeds & let them pop.

  • Add the Asafetida ,grated apple & turmeric.

  • Keep stirring till the apple is cooked and soft.

  • Add the chilli and methi powder ans keep frying till the oil separates or the appple mixture doesn't stick to the pan anymore.

  • Serve with Rice, roti's, Parathas or spread it on bread to enjoy!

I personally like it with Rice & yogurt! Store and refrigerate.

So, what are you waiting for, Please go pick  your apples either from a farm or orchard and make your own mouth watering Apple pickle .


  1. Hi Priya,

    Pickle with apple...wow...amazing...



  2. love the recipe and picture speaks the taste dear... looks so spicy....



  3. இது ரொம்ப புதுசா இருக்கு....

  4. Omg, thanks for sharing..never thought of making apple thokku, very interesting..

  5. Quite an interesting recipe .....

    heers n Happy Cooking,


  6. Apple thokku looks very delicious and mouth-watering,bookmarked.
    I make instant pickle with cubed apple but this thokku looks more delicious.

  7. Lovely and interesting recipe with apple.

  8. Hmm..never heard of apple pickles before..very innovative indeed!
    The pic is very tempting priya!
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  9. lookyum,flavorful and deli....cious.....simply wonderful


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