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Mangai thokku / Sweet and Spicy Mango pickle

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Mangai thokku is made using grated raw mango and it is a traditional pickle from Tamilnadu. Mangoes are everyone's favourite be it a raw mango or ripened one. We can make a lot of recipes using both raw and ripened mango. During Summer season, we can see lot of mangoes in the market. Using raw mango we can make different varieties of pickles. Mangai kari is all time favourite for me and my brother. If amma makes mangai thokku at home, then definitely we will eat double the amount of curd rice. The pickle will be sour, spicy and sweet. You will definitely enjoy eating this pickle. It also goes well with rotis and chappathis too.
Some other pickles with mango
Mangai kari
Punjabi Mango pickle
Vadu Mangai
Mambazha pachadi
Mango rice
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Pickle, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 8 people


  • Pan


  • 2 Nos Raw Mango
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek powder
  • To taste Salt
  • 3 tbsp Gingelley Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida Powder


  • Wash and grate the mangoes.
  • In a pan add gingelley oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Then add the grated mango mixture in a pan. Saute so that they donot stick to the bottom.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, fenugreek powder and jaggery to the grated mangoes. Toss and leave it aside for five minutes.
  • The jaggery will melt and and the mangoes will blend with the jaggery and salt. Cook until the moisture leaves out of mango.
  • Once the mango is cooked, they stick together. You can also feel the aroma of mango jaggery mixture.
  • Once it gets cooled, store it in an air-tight container.
  • The pickle goes well with Roti, chappathi ¬†and curd rice.
Keyword Grated Mango pickle, Mangai thokku, Mango pickle', Raw mango pickle