Ginger Apple Relish (Pickle, Thokku)

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Ginger Apple Relish (Pickle, Thokku)
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Small apples tempt me as they sit in their meshed sack. I am drawn to their tangy yet sweet flavors. I sink my teeth into one and my daughter reaches out and says, I want that appool J I hand it over to her and grab a second one, absently washing it before crunch – the second apple meets its fate between my teeth. These were additive little Jazz apples. But their taste so perfectly lent themselves to the quickly forming idea in my head to make a pickle/relish call it what you will. I am quick to follow through with this instinct. I grab my grater, some ginger and I am on the highway to heaven J. I had kneaded some atta for chappaties that day and these would perfectly complement them and make for a complete(ly) satisfying dinner.

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Ingredients
4 small jazz apples (grated with skin on) (discard core)
1 inch thick and long piece of ginger (peeled and grated)
5-6 Red Chilies (ground)
1tsp turmeric
4-5 tbsp of Sesame Oil
1 mustard seeds
¼ tsp hing (asafetida)
Salt

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Preparation
Splutter mustard in 1 tbsp of oil along with hing
Add the ground chilies and turmeric to the oil
Add the grated ginger and apples
Add 3 tbsp of oil and turn well ensuring all of it is covered with the oil
Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes until you see that it is darkening to pickle color
With a mashed press and mush up the relish a bit
You can add one additional tbsp of oil before removing from flame if you plan to store
Not necessary if you use right away, which we did
Enjoy with chappatis as shown or with yogurt rice
Will also be great on a sandwich with some melted cheese :)
You will love the sweet, salty, spicy and predominantly tangy flavors of this one!

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Posted on

May 5, 2011

62 Comments

  1. நானும் இதேபோல்தான் பச்சை ஆப்பிளில் செய்வேன்,ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்…

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  2. I am a lover of green mango thokku. Apple and Ginger combo sounds deadly!!!!

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  3. Apples and cinnamon, yes… apples and ginger?..But of course, trust Priya to come up with such a delightful combo, why did I not think of it before? droooool.

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  4. Apple pickle is new to me …it's innovative recipe…I am drooling over here…perfect with rotis…tongue tickling plate…yum…bookmarking this!!!thanx for sharing…

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  5. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கின்றது…டிபனுக்கு ஏற்றது….சூப்பப்ர்…

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  6. Here comes,yet another delicious pickle.lovely.

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  7. Yummy combo,innovative recipe..looks superb.

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  8. Thats a distinct pickle..drools over!

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  9. Wonderful combo…looks so gud

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  10. That's a super duper combo. tried with mango and ginger but could imagine the taste of apple with ginger.

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  11. Spark of genius? I certainly think so. Awesome relish and great use of those lovely, tangy mini-apples :)

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  12. super relish:) lovely addition of apples:)
    Reva

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  13. Apple and ginger …wow…tht is really an excellent idea…

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  14. lovely priya..a different taste,yet sounds very good combo with chapatis!

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  15. Loved this apple relish.

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  16. I make green apple thokku, but adding ginger is a nice twist too!

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  17. apple and ginger combination with sesame oil and hing heavenly …can't wait for autumn to try!

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  18. wow, what a neat idea to add apple, will definitely try this out.

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  19. Wonderful combination of flavours Priya…the relish looks so inviting.

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  20. Wow i love mango and this dish is very new to me. it looks very innovative.

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  21. Wat a wonderful looking pickle..adding ginger sounds truly interesting..

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  22. very interesting recipe…apple and ginger combination looks good..waiting to try this out :)

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  23. I am so glad you visited my blog and I hope you and your husband enjoy the Cajun dishes.

    Can't wait to try your wonderful dishes. Following you back!

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  24. HI Priya.. thanks for stopping by.. thats very encouraging for newbies like me. I haven't looked around much this recipe caught my eye.. I love ginger flavor and I am definitely going to try it out. :)

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  25. Thats a nice combo..looks so delicious..

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  26. Delicious apple thokku…never thought we could use apples this way..

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  27. Delicious apple thokku.

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  28. gosh this sounds great!

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  29. great relish recipe

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  30. This looks so delicious. I cook with green apple but never tried with this one, can imagine the various explosion of taste in this awesome pickle. Thanks for your sweet comments and yes I will send out the entry to the Fast Food event and I live in NJ.

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  31. Delicious!!My kind of relish.Great recipe..

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  32. I love apple n ginger combo, though I never tried like this

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  33. Hi priya… I 've sent u an email regarding the event dear:) Please can u kindly confirm it with me…. I would be gald to add your recipe in the roundup post:)… if in doubt don't hestitate to contact me:))
    Reva

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  34. Hi priya… I 've sent u an email regarding the event dear:) Please can u kindly confirm it with me…. I would be gald to add your recipe in the roundup post:)… if in doubt don't hestitate to contact me:))
    Reva

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  35. wowee- superlative job priya! would love to taste this delish combo

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  36. wowee- superlative job priya! would love to taste this delish combo

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  37. wowee- superlative job priya! would love to taste this delish combo

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  38. Very lovely recipe…A mix of great flavours…

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  39. I have used grn apples in making pickles…this looks good, love the ingredients gone in them.

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  40. Superb and wonderful presentation…
    nice clicks.

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  41. lovely recipe…first time to your wonderful space… great recipes…

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  42. What a tasty looking relish. I'll have to put this in my to-do pile.

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  43. romba inviting priya, Ungaluku epdi indha combo's lam thonudhu…. Pinreenga

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  44. we used to make something like this with green baby apples, which are sour…yummy! havent made in a long time!

    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  45. New to me Priya. Must try!

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  46. looks absolutely delicious…

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  47. Looks relishing and delicious…

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  48. Mmm this looks so yummy. I love ginger and apple together.

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  49. This sounds like a winner to me. The mixture of tangy, sweet and spicy appeals a great deal. You always have recipes to love. Thanks so much.

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