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Maainji Thokku/ Mango Ginger pickle

Mango Ginger is called as maainji in Tamil.
Ma- Mango and Inji is Ginger. This root belongs to the ginger family and is closely related to turmeric. The rhizomes look very similar to ginger and have an excellent taste and aroma of mango.
These have cancer cell killing properties as well.  This can be incorporated in our daily cooking in many ways. One such is this Mango Ginger thokku/pickle. 

Ingredients 

Mango Ginger- 500 gms
Chilli powder - 4 tbsp or to suit your spice tolerance
Fenugreek powder- 1 tbsp(dry roast seeds and powder)
Sesame oil- 2 tbsp or little more
salt to taste

To temper:
mustard seeds-1 tsp
Hing- 4 generous puffs



Peel and grate the root, Heat oil and temper with mustard seeds and hing, add grated root, give it a good toss so that oil coats all the grated root may be for 2 mts. Then add salt, chilli powder and fenugreek powder. Reduce the heat to low. Keep tossing and turning until oil oozes out.  

This can be mixed with white rice for a quick lunch box meal. A very good accompaniment for dal, sambar, rasam and curd rice. It revives the taste buds so tastes good for people recovering from fever, cold and chills. 

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