Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle)

This pickle/thokku with tangy taste of tamarind is the best combination for curd rice. It is easy to make, you can add in onions too with this thokku.
Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle) Recipe

  1. Peel the garlic skin and grind it with red chillies to a coarse paste and keep aside. Dont make it to a fine paste, the bits of garlic in the pickle tastes best.

  2. Add tamarind to 1/4 cup water and extract thick pulp from it and keep aside

  3. Heat oil, add mustard seeds allow it to crackle then add the garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves and it starts turning light brown.

  4. Now add tamarind pulp, powdered jaggery, required salt and mix well. Keep sauting till the mixture turns brown color as in the pic. Switch off and store in a airtight container.

Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle) Recipe
I like this thooku with almost anything idli, dosa, roti or rice. Sometimes I have this as such too :)

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