Raw Mango Tokku (Mavinakayi Thokku)

 It is amazing what hunger can inspire a person to do. My husband who is an ardent and a savvy cook usually refrains from the day to day cooking proclaiming lack of time. However he can whip up delicious dishes when deemed in dire situations aka extreme hunger coupled with lack of appetizing food to satisfy his taste buds.

 This weekend again, hunger met his match and that prompted him to raid the fridge. He finally settled for a lone hunk of a raw mango sitting in a corner and immediately proclaimed to make his Mango Garlic tokku. Needless to say, my joy knew no bounds and immediately made way for him to the kitchen. I am guaranteed of something appealing and I get a break from my own cooking, so what is there to complain about? 

Even though the traditional tokku does not use garlic, he adds it to this tokku to enhance the smell and taste.




1 big raw mango
1 tsp methi
5-6 cloves of garlic
4-5 curry leaves
Red chilli powder
2-3 red chillies broken into 1 inch piece
Salt, mustard
¼ cup oil (canola/groundnut)


  •  Wash the raw mango very well and grate it along with its skin.
  • Add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder to this, mix and let it rest to marinate for about 15 minutes.


  • Heat a heavy bottom flat pan and add part of the oil ( just enough for the tadka)
  • Add mustard, methi seeds,hing and fry until the mustard splutters.
  • Add crushed garlic and sauté until the garlic turns golden brown.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add red chillies to the mix and stir for a little bit.
  • Add the grated raw mango mixture to it and sauté for a while.
  • Keep adding oil in batches. Let it continue to cook, until the oil leaves the sides. 

Let it cool a bit and can be served with usually rice or rotis. This can be stored in a air tight container and usually lasts for about a week. 


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  1. Rajitha says:

    yumm..looks really good..i love garlic too..add it to everything i possibly can 😉

    RC: Great Rajitha. We are garlic lovers too 🙂

  2. Suma Gandlur says:

    Nice twist of garlic addition. You are lucky to have a great chef at your side.

    RC: Thanks Suma. I will pass on the comments. I am sure he will be on the moon. 🙂

  3. ruchii says:

    That looks delicious…guess you enjoyed your tangy break very much 😉

    RC: Tch tch MAdhu. Now I don’t need to spell it out, do I? 😉

  4. Suganya says:

    I have some mangoes. Not sure whether they are raw. Will try yr recipe, at least for the garlic 😉

    RC: Way to go Suganya. I think it should be fine, even if it is not raw. Maybe put some lemon juice at the end.

  5. roopa says:

    delicious we make kuchkayi gojju with garlic its just awesome :). yours is a grated version will try this next time !

    RC: Hmm… not sure what kuchkayi is. But anything with garlic is yummy right?

  6. Siri says:

    How lucky u are dear… and seems like ur hubby is a great cook.. and the pic looks fab..:D

    RC: I am truly lucky Siri and it is one of those days when everything works.

  7. Utkarsh Sinha says:

    Just wanted to know if ‘tokku’ means chutney or some kind of sauce?
    BTW, tried your receipe and added a little twist by adding a pinch of sugar in it. Excellent receipe.

    Thank you.

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