This week I took liberty of admiring the greens of this season. Because green is Life. Greens make our life pretty healthy and warm. So why am I waiting? As a resident of UAE since 2012, I admire this cool, cozy, cold weather lot more than before. And when LIFE gives you fresh bunch of greens to consume then I must assume myself as privileged to make something nice out of it. Like this coriander thokku? What say? Absolutely YES for this little spicy, tangy, taste bud evoking thokku. Agreed?
So let’s begin. You got to have a big bunch of coriander leaves, so find a fresh, luscious greens which is by Nature’s grace available at reasonable rate now. And this green goodness need to be cleaned and dried completely moisture free. Moisture is the main culprit of such pickle’s shelf life. And it’s damn good idea to wash the greens and spread under fan for getting dried the previous night itself. When it is ready, making coriander thokku is a cake walk.
Coriander thokku needs the basic spices like salt, jaggery, tamarind and green chillies. I prefer this thokku to be little more spicy and tangy. As it pairs very well with plain curd rice. It is the powder of roasted fenugreek and mustard seeds which truly make it taste like thokku. As I have stocked this goodness now, every meal is super delicious to me. I even stock up tomato thokku for the same reason.