20 November, 2015
Finger-licking Cranberry Thokku, a Versatile Chutney
I cannot adequately express the excitement that I have when I find fresh organic cranberries in the market! Ever since I found they can be made into a delicious thokku, I never get tired of making it often… so easy and rewarding!
Thokku is a spicy chutney that is prepared (in south India) and stored for a few days. They are immensely useful as a side to many rice dishes, my favorite being curd rice or rice mixed with plain yogurt. In addition, they go well with roti or even as a spread in sandwiches.
Go on, get that packet of fresh cranberries and try out this easy recipe!
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Cranberry Thokku or Chutney
fresh organic cranberries- 8 oz or 1 cup
sesame oil- 1 tbsp.
red chilly powder- 1 tsp.
semi-wet kokum- 2-3 (if not available, use wet tamarind)
asafoetida- a pinch
turmeric powder- a pinch
roasted fenugreek powder- a fat pinch
salt- to taste
black mustard seeds- a pinch (optional)
1. Heat sesame oil, add mustard seeds and allow them to pop (optional). Add all the cranberries in it, maintain low heat till the cranberries pop.
2. Soak kokum or tamarind in warm water and wait till they soften. Extract the juice and filter off the solids.
3. With the back of a ladle, mash the berries, add chilly powder and turmeric powder.
4. Add the kokum extract, continue to stir on low heat till most of the water evaporates.
5. Add salt and roasted fenugreek powder. Stir, turn off heat and let it cool on the stove slowly.
6. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week.
13 thoughts on : Finger-licking Cranberry Thokku, a Versatile Chutney
This is really good Apsara!
I also made some cranberry ginger and dates chutney yesterday. Will bring it around 🙂
Awesome! I cannot have enough of cranberries. Look forward to your recipe!
This sounds really delicious. 😀
thank you, Jhuls!
I have never used fresh cranberry, this looks like a great way to start 🙂
I am intrigued by this recipe. I have never combined cranberries with the spices in your thokku but it sounds absolutely delicious. 🙂 Thank you for bringing this to Fiesta Friday 🙂
It is certainly a treasured southern Indian style dip. Glad you like it, Perta!
I have tried a version with tomato this is interesting.. Looks inviting
Yes, do try it, Vidya and you’ll get hooked!
My family will love this Cranberry Chutney. I have to make this soon!
Thank you so much for celebrating good food and fun with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! I hope your holiday season was happy one! Thank you for sharing your delectable gems and for all of your support! Wishing you a very Healthy, Happy 2016! All the best, Deborah
Never tried anything with cranberries. Looks yummy!! Will try it 🙂
Thank you Seema. Hope you like it when you make it too!